Chicago Cubs plane diverted to Albuquerque for medical issue

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon walks from the field after pulling pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. during the seventh inning in Game 5 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, at Nationals Park, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) A flight carrying the Chicago Cubs to Los Angeles was diverted to New Mexico early Friday due to a medical issue on board.

The plane was on its way to California again within a few hours.

Albuquerque International Sunport spokesman Daniel Jiron said the plane landed in Albuquerque around 5:30 a.m. Friday and a passenger was taken to the hospital. The Cubs said the person was a player’s family member.

Jiron said the crew flying the plane ”timed out” and didn’t have any more flying time left, so a second crew had to be brought in to take the flight to Los Angeles. He said the plane left Albuquerque around 10:30 a.m.

The Cubs are set to play the Dodgers on Saturday in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.