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Tyler Colvin Injured By Shattered Bat

The Cubs’ Tyler Colvin, on third base, was hit in the chest and injured by a flying piece of a shattered bat. He was taken to a local hospital with a chest wound. The Tribune’s Paul Sullivan tweeted an update:

Colvin in stable position after being impaled by bat in upper left chest. Minimal external bleeding. Chest X-rays and sutures. Scary.

Stable “condition”, Paul likely meant, but more importantly, this likely didn’t miss his heart by much. This may start a necessary debate about the continued use of easily-shattered maple bats in baseball.