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Excessive-A Greenville shortstop Mikey Romero suffered a again harm within the first inning of the Drive’s recreation on Thursday, in accordance with WEEI’s Rob Bradford. That is reportedly the identical harm he suffered at first of this season.
The Pink Sox picked Romero within the first spherical of the 2022 MLB Draft. He started his skilled profession within the Florida Advanced League (FCL), however was promoted to Single-A Salem earlier than the 2022 season ended. That season put his title on the map, as he averaged .304 for each groups.
Whereas with Salem this season, he batted .217/.288/.304 till Tuesday, when the Pink Sox moved him as much as Double-A.
Romero’s again has already given him issues. It stored him out of the season till June of this yr, when he returned to baseball with a rehab task within the FCL on June 23. This new harm comes just a little over a month after making his Salem debut on June 7, and simply two days after his promotion to Greenville.
Whereas this harm definitely doesn’t mitigate Romero’s injury-riddled season, he nonetheless seems to be a significant league contributor down the highway. MLB Pipeline has Romero ranked because the seventh-best prospect in Boston’s farm system, and SoxProspects.com has him tenth.
As well as, Romero has connections all through the Pink Sox system. Other than attending to know numerous gamers in three completely different ranges, he grew up with prime prospect Marcelo Mayer, who at the moment performs for Double-A Portland.
As of Friday, there is no such thing as a timetable on Romero’s return. The Greenville Drive will virtually definitely play Friday’s recreation in opposition to the Winston-Salem Sprint at 7 p.m. with out him.
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