Klein-Collins (Spring, Texas) shortstop C.J. Hinojosa will miss the rest of the season with an injured left shoulder and probably won't be healthy by the draft, which is scheduled for June 4-6.
"Back at USA Trials in the summer, I dislocated it and I didn't think much of it," Hinojosa said. "But I kept playing on it and I worked it out and everything to strengthen it and the first game of the season this year it popped out again. And then two weeks ago, I was going for a ball up the middle and I dove on it and it popped out and that was the third time. I had seen the doctor and he said after about the third time it can happen just about whenever."
The following day in practice, Hinojosa's shoulder popped out of place again, so he's out of action and waiting to have surgery. Hinojosa will see the Astros' medical director, Dr. David Lintner, who is still at spring training, so Hinojosa will either have surgery the week of Easter or the week after that.
Hinojosa said the doctor believes the damage is to his ligaments and not his labrum and the damage is to his non-throwing shoulder.
"It's upsetting, but everything happens for a reason and it's some adversity and a little bump in the road that I'm going to have to get over," Hinojosa said. "Whenever I come back, I'll be more than ready to play just from missing out so much."
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