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Report: Padres prospect Rymer Liriano out for 2013 season

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
Liriano, last summer in the Futures Game. (US Presswire)

Padres prospect Rymer Liriano will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2013 season, reports Corey Brock of MLB.com.

Liriano, a 21-year-old outfielder from the Dominican Republic, is a talented potential five-tool player. He spent last season divided between High-A (74 games) and Double-A (53 games), hitting .280/.350/.417 with eight homers, 61 RBI, 65 runs and 32 stolen bases.

Liriano is relatively highly-touted. He was ranked as the Padres' second-best prospect by Baseball Prospectus. Baseball America notes his "20-20" potential "if he puts everything together."

This injury is a big blow to his development. Instead of hitting Triple-A this season -- and maybe even the majors -- he'll head into next spring as a 22-year-old who has only played 53 games above Class A.

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