With the Braves holding a two-run lead in the bottom of the sixth in the first game of a doubleheader in Detroit, Jesse Chavez came in to face Miguel Cabrera. The latter hit a comebacker that collided with Chavez’ leg and knocked him off his feet. Chavez was slow to get up and could not put any weight on the leg.
Jesse Chavez gets hit on the left leg by a Miguel Cabrera comebacker and needs to be helped off the field. pic.twitter.com/T5vze67Qsb— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) June 14, 2023
At the time of writing, it’s not clear whether Chavez suffered a serious injury that will keep him out of commission for a lengthy period of time. He was in the midst of a great season, already having compiled 0.8 fWAR in 29 innings spanning 30 appearances, with an amazing 35 ERA-/58 FIP-/68 xFIP- line, some of the best pitching he’s ever done in a 16-year career.
The Braves inserted Kirby Yates into the game to try and hold the lead as they try to complete the doubleheader without further incident.
UPDATE - X-Rays for Jesse Chavez came back negative. He is still undergoing further testing.
Jesse Chavez’s X-rays were negative. He’s getting further tests right now. It hit his left shin bone.— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) June 14, 2023
UPDATE - Jesse Chavez discusses how he is feeling after tonight’s doubleheader win.
"Things happen when you face a Hall of Famer and throw some things in the same place a couple times."— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) June 15, 2023
Jesse Chavez comments on how he is feeling after he was hit on the left leg by a Miguel Cabrera comebacker in game two of the series. pic.twitter.com/bca8kvwop4