Rays SS prospect Hak-Ju Lee injures knee, likely done for season
Bad news for the Rays as one of their top position prospects, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee, is likely done for the rest of 2013 after tearing ligaments in his knee.
Courtesy of Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, here's the bad news concerning Rays shortstop prospect Hak-Ju Lee:
#Rays SS prospect Hak-Ju Lee tore ligaments in left knee in rough 2B collision in Durham game, likely done for season— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) April 21, 2013
Rays Index has footage of the injury, and I'll say at the outset that it's not pleasant to look at.
The 22-year-old Lee, who was signed out of South Korea, is regarded as a standout defender at short, and he owns a respectable .753 OPS to go with 133 stolen bases across parts of five minor-league seasons. This season for Triple-A Durham, Lee was off to a hot start: .422/.536/.600 in 15 games.
Coming into this season, Baseball America ranked Lee 90th on its prospect list, while MLB.com tabbed him as the 56th-best prospect in baseball.
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