White Sox rookie outfielder Jason Coats left Saturday’s game against the Tigers after colliding violently with teammate J.B. Shuck in left-centerfield.
During the bottom of the seventh, Coats ranged to his left to play a ball hit by Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera when he ran right into Shuck. He was down in pain for a minute, and attended to by Chicago’s medical staff. Coats was helped off the field, his lip noticeably bloody, while Shuck was seen holding his shoulder.
Coats, 26, was making his major league debut after being called up earlier in the day. He hit .335 with seven homers in 43 games with Triple-A Charlotte.
– Kenny Ducey