Tyler Colvin will miss the remainder of the season after being impaled by the broken end of Welington Castillo’s bat on Sunday afternoon. Colvin was hospitalized and will remain in a Miami hospital for the next two to three days.
Colvin is in stable condition and is being treated for pneumothorax, a puncture of the chest cavity, which allowed air into the chest wall and the potential of a collapsed lung. According to a report from the Tribune, “a tube was inserted into the wound, and Colvin is resting comfortably.” Tyler Colvin put together a very good rookie season after fighting for playing time early in the year. In 135 games (358 at bats), Colvin hit .254 with a .316/.500/.816 line. Colvin hit 18 doubles, five triples and became the fourth rookie in Cubs history to hit 20 home runs.