Originally written September 11, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:

From Larry Brown Sports:

Anthony Rizzo left Tuesday’s Cubs-Astros game early after getting hurt in a collision with Astros first baseman Brett Wallace.

The Cubs first baseman grounded a ball to Houston second baseman Jimmy Paredes in the third inning. Paredes’ throw to first was high, causing Wallace to leap for the ball. Wallace’s legs kicked in the air and seemed to catch Rizzo in two places.

Both players went to the ground after their collision.

Wallace got up after the two tangled, but Rizzo stayed down on the ground and received attention from the trainers. He was helped off the field after about a minute and was replaced by Bryan LaHair, who moved from right to first base.

Even though the collision looked really bad, Rizzo appears to be in relatively good health. The Cubs said he was sore in the right shoulder and neck area, but that he checked out fine from the team doctors. He’s likely to be held out until Friday, according to Cubs reporter Gordon Wittenmyer.

 

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6 Comments:
  • Great sports site this is...so...he was replaced by a pinch runner who you claim was already playing right field?
  • As a defensive player he was moved from right field to first base. As an offensive player he was sent in as a pinch runner.
  • Check carefully. The runner was clearly out of the baseline...1-2 feet inside of the running rectangle. No doubt that attributed to the mishap.
  • Yes, clearly... that white line he's running on isn't considered a baseline... clearly you need to know the rules of baseball or check your eyes checked.
  • Yes, check carefully. He was on the inside chalk line and ran straight to the base. Perhaps you should visit an optometrist.
  • you can't be put in as a pinch runner if you're already playing right field. This isn't football, baseball is a two-way game.
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