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Cubs' Tyler Colvin struck by bat, in stable condition

Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin was hit by a broken bat in the second inning of the Marlins game today, leaving the game to be examined at a local hospital. Colvin, was hit in the chest scoring from third, but was removed in the bottom of the inning.

Colvin, who is hitting .254 with a .316 OBP in his first full season, may miss the remainder of the season as a precaution. He will certainly be the teams Opening Day right fielder in 2011.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 - Tyler Colvin 135 358 60 91 18 5 20 56 30 100 6 1 .254 .316 .500

The Cubs would love to see Colvin improve on his average from the 2010 season. It was such a positive year for the former first-round pick, but the Cubs know he is capable of holding a .270-.290 average, and still hit 20-plus home runs.

The bat used by Wellington Castillo was a maple bat, calling into question the credibility of the wood used. This injury could have been a lot more serious, and these bats should be banned to avoid a similar situation.