Chicago Cubs rookie outfielder Tyler Colvin is out of the hospital following a scary injury. Earlier in the week, Colvin’s chest was punctured by a flying piece of teammate Welington Castillo’s broken bat.
Cubs athletic trainer Mark O’Neal has been in touch with Colvin, as have several of his teammates. Catcher Welington Castillo called Colvin on Monday to apologize. It was Castillo’s broken maple bat that hit Colvin.
“I feel really bad,” Castillo said Tuesday. “I hope he’s doing good and gets out of there real soon. I talked to him and he sounds real good. I said, ‘I’m sorry.’”
Castillo said he has always used maple bats because the wood is harder and more durable but has never had one break and hit a player.
“You can’t worry about it,” he said. “You just have to keep playing.” cubs.com.
I would imagine that Colvin told Castillo there was nothing to apologize for – it could have happened to anyone.
Even if Colvin’s season is done, I’d be surprised if he doesn’t make an appearance with the team before their season is over.