Cubs fan hospitalized after being struck by flying bat at Wrigley

(CHICAGO) A Cubs fan was hospitalized after he was struck by a bat during Monday night’s ballgame at Wrigley Field.

The bat “inadvertently flew into the stands” during the 7th inning and struck a fan, according to a statement from the Chicago Cubs.

Paramedics responded and treated the man in the seats and he was taken to the field’s first-aid room, according to the team.

The team said the fan was conscious and communicating with staff while he was being transported from the stands, though he was later taken in an ambulance to a nearby hospital.

“We will remain in communication with his family to keep updated on his progress,” the Cubs said in the statement.