Found July 24, 2013 on Diehardsport:
PLAYERS: J.D. Martinez
TEAMS: Houston Astros
Houston Astros center fielder Jason Maxwell and left fielder J.D. Martinez were both going for the same fly ball when there was a serious miscommunication.  Luckily for them the collision wasn’t that bad, but this is the type of stuff that happens on a 34-65 baseball team.  The Athletics went on to beat the Astros 5-4. [The Score]

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