Rockies outfielder Jake Cave hit in head by baseball during BP

Jun 14, 2024, 5:33 PM | Updated: 9:33 pm

Jake Cave...

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(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Colorado Rockies outfielder Jake Cave was struck in the head by a baseball during batting practice on Friday forcing a trip to the hospital but updates shared by the team after the game report that the veteran is okay.

Reporters at Coors Field shared details of the scary incident, including saying Cave was down for about 10 minutes on the field. He was carted off while applying a towel to his head.

As Patrick Saunders mentioned, Cave was originally scheduled to be in the lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but was scratched for obvious reasons.

Also as stated above, there’s no word from the Rockies on Cave’s condition yet, or if he was taken to a local hospital.

Acquired during spring training, Jake Cave is hitting .238 for Colorado with seven RBI. The 31-year-old has appeared in 51 games thus far this season.


Bud Black shared after the Rockies 5-2 loss on Friday night that the team was being cautious with Cave and that he is okay. Cave suffered, “a minor cut to his forehead.”

The Rockies already made a roster move to start this series with outfielder Nolan Jones being activated but with an unknown timetable on Kris Bryant’s most recent injury—Colorado is a bit short at the position they have the most depth at corner outfield/first base, which is what Cave plays. Cave avoiding the Injury List during of the longest homestand of the year would be helpful for Colorado.


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