Drew Jones’ MLB career got off to a rough start.
The Arizona Diamondbacks’ rookie was selected with Number 2 in last week’s draft He sustained a shoulder injury at Arizona State on Tuesday during his first training session as a professional. Diamondbacks Ranch Manager Josh Barfield Confirmed the news of the Republic of Arizona. Jones suffered the injury while practicing batting.
“He was just taking[the hitting exercise]and taking a regular round of BP and he felt something in his shoulder as he swung from second to last,” Barfield told Republic.
The extent of Jones’ injury was not immediately clear, but Barfield said his season is over, according to Republic. He has already undergone an MRI and is scheduled to meet team physician Dr. Gary Wassiewski on Wednesday, according to Barfield. He did not reveal the results of the MRI, but did not rule out surgery, which may extend Jones’ absence into next season.
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Jones, 18, won the Gatorade High School Player of the Year award as a Georgia Wesleyan High School player. Ranked by MLB.com as Best prospect in his draft row With a combination of high speed, strength and defense that calls forth his father’s elite talent. He reportedly agreed to $8.19 million signing bonus with Diamondbacks.
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