Earlier tonight we heard some devastating news that prized prospect Hak-Ju Lee had torn ligaments in his knee during a collision at second base and is out for the season. Now we have the video.
With the bases loaded, a Norfolk batter hit a slow bouncer to second base. Tim Beckham, who doesn’t have a lot of experience at second base, fielded the ball and tried to back-hand it to Lee to start a double-play (instead of turning his body and making a throw).
The ball sailed on Lee who had to reach for it. As he tried to grab the ball, he planted his left leg just as the runner was beginning his slide to try and break up the double-play. The result was a nasty collision between the runner and Lee’s knee.
The original broadcast did not provide a replay. So we included a slo-mo GIF below…