We’ve already seen instances of players getting injured while going all out on plays in Spring Training, a la Cameron Maybin, and now we can add another name to the list.
Indians’ outfielder Ryan Raburn was chasing down an un-chaseable ball – Kris Bryant of the Cubs had just driven a pitch out in his general direction that was destined for territory out of the field of play. In chasing the home run down, Raburn crashed very hard into the right field wall. He was checked on by both manager Terry Francona and the training staff and stayed in for the remainder of the innings.
In the next half of the inning, he was pinch hit for, and Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the 32-year old outfielder is now day-to-day after suffering a left-knee contusion. He is slated to be evaluated again on Saturday.