The Injury List: Prominent Prospect Injuries In 2020

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Throughout the 2020 season, Baseball America will keep track of significant injuries to prominent prospects. 

Cleveland Indians

RHP Emmanuel Clase is expected to miss two to three months with a strained back muscle. If his rehabilitation goes as planned, he could be back on the mound in May. The Indians acquired Clase in the offseason Corey Kluber trade. He comes into the season ranked as Cleveland’s 15th-best prospect. (Feb. 28)

Los Angeles Angels

OF Brandon Marsh will miss the rest of spring training and possibly the start of the season with a left elbow strain. Marsh, the Angels No. 2 prospect and No. 43 on the BA Top 100, suffered the injury diving for a ball in center field. (Feb. 25, 2020)

RHP Jose Soriano will miss the 2020 season after having Tommy John surgery in early February. The 21-year old righthander ranked as the Angels’ No. 7 prospect at the time of the injury. He spent all of 2019 at low Class A Burlington. (Feb. 10, 2020)


Toronto Blue Jays

RHP Eric Pardinho had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. He will miss the 2020 season and likely the early part of the 2021 season as well. Pardinho ranks 15th on the Blue Jays Top 30 coming into the 2020 season. (Feb. 11, 2020)

Texas Rangers

LHP Brock Burke will have surgery to repair a fraying labrum in his shoulder and is expected to miss the entire 2020 season. Burke ranked 21st on the Rangers Top 30. (Feb. 24, 2020)

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