White Sox MVP José Abreu accidentally hit by bat thrown by umpire
Abreu inadvertently struck by umpire’s bat toss, remains in video game initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
José Abreu has actually currently experienced a frightening, fluky injury this season, knocked out of a doubleheader when he clashed with a base runner while attempting to capture an appear along the very first-base line.
Well, this was even flukier.
With the Chicago White Sox rallying in the first inning Wednesday night, Abreu was quickly banged up on a play he wasn’t even a part of.
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Yoán Moncada singled with Jake Lamb on 2nd base. Lamb happened to attempt to rating, and there was a play at the plate on the toss house from the outfield. With home-plate umpire Erich Bacchus clearing the method for the approaching Lamb, he tossed Moncada’s bat out of the method.
Coincidentally, Abreu was ranging from his area in the on-deck circle to behind home base to coach Lamb and inform him to move. However Abreu never ever got to do any of that, as he was struck in the leg by the tossed bat.
Abreu went down to the ground and required a visit from the trainer. But unsurprisingly — considering he wanted back in after that scary collision against the Kansas City Royals — Abreu took his at-bat, nearly lacing an RBI struck to left field, something that was just avoided by a jumping Joe Panik at 3rd base.
Abreu took his time in the White Sox dugout however came out to play very first base in the following inning.
Once again, unsurprising things from the MVP, however the example that makes him the leader in the White Sox clubhouse.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.