Craig Biggio against rule change after Ruben Tejada injury
Hall of Famer Craig Biggio said he is against a rule change as a result of the injury Ruben Tejada sustained in Game 2 of the NLDS series after Chase Utley’s takeout slide, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.
Biggio, who played catcher before going to second base, told ESPN.com that he would not be in favor of any rule changes in regards to player safety in the middle infield.
“I just hope the game doesn't change the way they did with the home plate thing. I hate this thing back here,” said Biggio. “I'm not a big fan of it. This game is played by big men. They're fast, and unfortunately sometimes things are going to happen. It's like every time somebody gets hurt, we're changing the rules.”
The former Astro went on to say that Utley's slide into Tejada was in a “gray area” in terms of whether it was a dirty play or not.
Biggio's only major injury of his career came in 2000, when he tore his MCL and ACL on a takeout slide.