Bat punctures Cubs outfielder

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, Last Updated: 10:50 PM ET

Miami, FL – Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin left Sunday's 13-3 win against the Florida Marlins after getting hit by a teammate's bat.

In the second inning and Colvin on third, Welington Castillo hit a broken bat ground-rule double to left. As Colvin was running down the third base line to score, the splintered bat flew into Colvin, catching him on the left side and causing a puncture wound below the collarbone.

Colvin was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital for X-rays. He remains in the Ryder Trauma Center and doctors have reportedly been treating Colvin to prevent a collapsed lung since air entered the player's chest wall.

Expected to miss the remainder of the season, Colvin was hitting .254 with 20 homers and 56 RBI in 135 games.


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