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.
Florial has been promoted to High-A Tampa, Pinstriped Prospects reports. Florial is one of the Yankees' top prospects, and it was considered a victory in many circles that they didn't part with him in the Sonny Gray trade. He was hitting .297/.373/.483 at Low-A Charleston as one of the youngest players in the league.