Pompey (concussion) was activated from the minor league DL on Friday. Pompey was concussed nearly two weeks ago after he crashed into the left-field wall at full-speed but has recovered and is now set to return to game action. The 23-year-old was slashing .280/.352/.339 through 44 games with Triple-A Buffalo before landing on the DL.
Pompey is progressing in his recovery from a concussion, and is expected to return to action soon, the Toronto Star reports. Pompey, one of the Blue Jays' top outfield prospects, crashed into the left-field wall after making a full-speed running catch last Saturday. He was attended to on the field by team trainers, but played the game's final two innings and was expected to play in the nightcap as well. He was later diagnosed with a concussion and scratched from the lineup. Gil Kim, the Jays director of player development, said that Pompey is getting better and likely to be ready soon. Per MLB's concussion protocol, before Pompey returns to the field he will have to be cleared by a medical professional not affiliated with the organization.
Pompey (knee) returned to action Friday for Triple-A Buffalo, going 1-for-3 with two runs, a RBI and two walks. The speedy outfielder also tallied two stolen bases, showing that he is over the knee issue that kept him out for a few days. He is hitting .269/.351/.345 and has one homer while going 6-for-11 on stolen-base attempts. His prospect star has faded, but it's still possible that he could become a serviceable big league outfielder, as he's still just 23 years old.
Pompey suffered what appeared to be a knee injury during Monday's game with Triple-A Buffalo, The Buffalo News reports. "Didn't have time to even go see him there," said Bisons manager Gary Allenson. "I think it was more precautionary. He came in the dugout, said he was all right, just banged his knee against the wall. But they're just going to be safe and do a test on him. Hopefully just day to day." Pompey has had a rough go of it this season between a foot injury and now this hopefully minor malady. His batting average sits at a reasonable .267, but his one homer and four steals over 116 at-bats shows the shine is off his prospect rose.
Pompey (foot) is back in action for Triple-A Buffalo. He missed a handful of games with a minor foot injury, but has been in the lineup each of the past two days, going 0-for-8 with three strikeouts. The pop-up prospect from 2014 has since failed to live up to his top prospect billing, and shows no signs of forcing a promotion from Triple-A to serve in anything other than a depth role.
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