Colvin Says He’s OK After Bat Injury

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin is

expressing disappointment his season is over early, ended by a

shattered bat that wound up puncturing his chest.

Colvin was standing at third base in the second inning of

Chicago’s 13-3 victory at Florida on Sunday when he was struck by a

sliver of Welington Castillo’s broken bat. Castillo doubled on the

play and Colvin scored.

A Cubs trainer said the former Clemson standout was hit

in his upper chest, allowing air into his chest well and

potentially into his lungs.

He was being treated with a chest tube to prevent a

collapsed lung and was expected to remain at a Miami

hospital for a few more days for observation.

In a statement released by the Cubs on Monday, Colvin said he

was doing OK, and thanked fans for their support during the season.

Colvin also expressed thanks to the Cubs’ and Marlins’ training and

medical staffs for taking care of him.