Player Hit by Broken Bat
Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin was injured in a freak accident during Sunday’s game against the Florida Marlins. Colvin was on third base and preparing to run home to score on a ground-rule double by teammate Wellington Castillo, when part of Castillo’s splintered bat flew into Colvin. The wooden bat shards caught Colvin on his left side, puncturing him below the collarbone. Colvin was rushed to a nearby hospital for X-Rays. He also reportedly underwent treatment to prevent a collapsed lung since air entered his chest wall. Expected to miss the remainder of the season, Colvin was hitting .254 with 20 home runs and 56 RBIs in 135 games this year. He remains hospitalized but is expected to recover.