Cubs' Colvin in stable condition

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, Last Updated: 12:22 PM ET

CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin released a statement through the team on Monday morning and indicated he is in stable condition at a Miami hospital after getting hit with a teammate's bat on Sunday.

"I want to thank Cubs fans for their support all season, especially right now, and let everyone know that I'm doing OK," Colvin said in his statement. "I also want to thank everyone who has helped take care of me here in Miami -- the Cubs and Marlins training and medical staffs, the EMTs at the ballpark and everyone here at the hospital."

Colvin was on third base during the second inning when 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 the runner, catching him on the left side and causing a puncture wound below the collarbone.

The 25-year-old rookie was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital for X-rays and was reportedly treated to prevent a collapsed lung since air entered the player's chest wall.

He will remain at the hospital for several days under observation, causing him to miss the final two weeks of the season.

"You never want to have a season end early, and I'm disappointed that I'm not going to be able to make it through the finish line with the rest of my teammates," Colvin added. "That being said, I couldn't be more thankful for the Cubs organization, my teammates and the opportunity to play for Cubs fans my rookie season. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Colvin wound up hitting .254 with 20 homers and 56 RBI in 135 games for the Cubs. He was tied with Florida's Mike Stanton for the big league rookie lead in home runs entering Monday's play.


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