Florial (wrist) was reinstated from the minor-league disabled list Thursday, Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily News reports. Florial will return to action with High-A Tampa after suffering a hamate bone injury in his right wrist in the middle of May. Over nine rehab contests with the organization's Rookie League Gulf Coast affiliate, Florial went 17-for-31 (.548 average) with three home runs, eight RBI and five stolen bases. More importantly, he didn't experience any problems and will resume his 2018 campaign in the Florida State League in the coming days.
Florial (wrist) has appeared in four rehab games for two of the Yankees' rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliates, going a combined 4-for-10 with a home run and four steals in those contests. It was expected that Florial would be sidelined for two and a half months after undergoing surgery in mid-May to repair the hamate bone in his right wrist, but the young outfielder seems to have healed faster than anticipated. He'll likely make a few more appearances at the rookie-ball level before returning to action at High-A Tampa. Prior to being shut down with the injury, the 20-year-old was slashing .246/.353/.343 across 156 plate appearances in the Florida State League.
Florial will be sidelined for the next two-and-a-half months as he requires surgery to fix a hamate bone injury in his right wrist, George A. King of the New York Post reports. Florial will be placed on the minor-league DL and is expected to remain on the shelf until the beginning of August. The outfield prospect suffered the injury during Thursday's game with High-A Tampa. Obviously this setback will hinder the 20-year-old's potential for moving up through the Yankees' system this summer, so it remains to be seen whether he will get a chance at the Double-A level once he's back in action.
Florial was removed from Thursday's minor-league game with right wrist soreness, Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com reports. Specifics regarding the injury remain unclear at this point. Florial, who owns a .250/.357/.348 slash line across 35 games with High-A Tampa this season, was 0-for-2 before exiting with the injury, ending his 32-game on-base streak. Consider the 20-year-old prospect day-to-day for now.
Florial has been invited by the Yankees to join their major-league camp as a non-roster invitee. Florial won't be competing for a major-league job, as he's yet to reach Double-A, but the invitation is a nice reward for the 20-year-old outfielder's strong 2017 season. He hit .298/.372/.479 in 110 games split between Low-A Charleston and High-A Tampa, though that performance did come with a worryingly high 31 percent strikeout rate. He should continue to rise up the minors next season, but it would be a surprise to see him in the majors before late 2019.
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