HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Detroit Tigers minor league catcher and Pearl City native Chace Numata was seriously injured in Pennsylvania early Friday in a skateboarding accident.
Numata currently plays for the Detroit Tigers minor league team the Erie Seawolves.
According to authorities in Erie, Pa., Numata suffered a head injury in the accident.
Numata played in the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees minor-league systems before signing with the Tigers this winter.
He played 71 games with the Seawolves and six games with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.
The Detroit Tigers and Seawolves organizations released the following statement below:
This story will be updated.