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Colvin's season likely done after taking a shattered bat in the chest
Associated Press

The Cubs' Tyler Colvin, at right, reacts in pain as he scores from third base after being hit in the chest by a broken bat on Welington Castillo's double in the second inning Sunday against the Marlins.


Associated Press

Welington Castillo breaks his bat on a double against the Florida Marlins in the second inning Sunday's game. Tyler Colvin, who was on third base at the time, was hit with a piece of the bat.


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Published: 9/19/2010 3:16 PM | Updated: 9/19/2010 10:46 PM

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MIAMI - Cubs rookie Tyler Colvin was hospitalized Sunday after his chest was punctured by part of a shattered bat.

Colvin was standing on third base in the second inning of the Cubs' 13-3 victory at Florida when he was struck by a portion of Welington Castillo's maple bat. Castillo doubled on the play and Colvin scored but was replaced in the field in the bottom half.

"I feel really bad about it," Castillo said. "It wasn't on purpose, but he's my teammate. I hope he's getting better."

A Cubs spokesman said Colvin was in stable condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital and is expected to remain there for the next few days for observation.

Colvin was watching Castillo's liner into the left-field corner and looked surprised when he was hit by the bat.

"These bats, I'm amazed it doesn't happen more," Cubs manager Mike Quade said. "We have seen guys get hit with pieces, but to actually get stabbed with one, I just don't ever remember (seeing it)."

A Cubs trainer said Colvin was hit in his upper right chest, allowing air into his chest well and potentially into his lungs. He had very little external bleeding. Colvin was being treated with a chest tube to prevent a collapsed lung.

The right fielder is expected to miss the rest of the season. He hit .254 with 20 homers and 56 RBI in his first year in the majors.