Rays’ Jennings Out With Back Injury

Fans in Vero Beach hoping to see two of baseball’s best prospects take the field for the Rays’ high Class A affiliate will have to wait at least a month.

Lefthander David Price will be out for five more weeks after coming down with a strained left elbow last week, and now outfielder Desmond Jennings will miss about a month with a back injury. The injury for Jennings is his second within the past year. In August, Jennings’ 2007 season ended early when he had arthroscopic surgery to repair the lateral meniscus in his knee.

Price is the Rays’ No. 2 prospect and the No. 10 prospect in baseball, while Jennings is the organization’s No. 6 prospect and the No. 59 prospect in baseball.