9/19 Colvin done for the season
Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin is most likely done for the season after a freak accident Sunday in which he was impaled by a broken bat. Colvin was on third base when catcher Welington Castillo hit a broken bat double to left. Colvin was watching the ball, and then turned to head for home. A part of Castillo’s bat hit Colvin under the collarbone. He was hospitalized in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for pneumothorax, and was to remain there for observation for a few days. Pneumothorax occurs when a person has air trapped in the space between the outside of the lung and inside of the chest wall. The air enters the space when there is a hole in the surface of the lung, which allows air to leak from the lung and into the space. Colvin finished with a .254 average, 20 home runs, 18 doubles, five triples, and 56 RBIs in 135 games.
– Carrie Muskat