Abrams will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a fractured left tibia and a sprained MCL, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. The young shortstop suffered the injury Wednesday on a collision at second base, and it will bring his 2021 campaign to an abrupt end. The 20-year-old had a .290/.357/.414 slash line with two homers, 14 doubles, 23 RBI, 26 runs and 13 stolen bases through 42 games at Double-A San Antonio this season. Abrams, the Padres' top prospect, will have about seven months of recovery time before the start of spring training.
Abrams exited Wednesday's contest with Double-A San Antonio after a collision at second base in the ninth inning, MLB.com reports. Abrams went 1-for-4 in the contest before the incident, which resulted in the 20-year-old leaving the field unable to put much weight on his left leg. The extent of the injury is unclear, but it's worth noting that Abrams did not play in either game of Thursday's doubleheader. He has been solid in his first Double-A campaign, slashing .290/.357/.414 with two homers, 23 RBI and 13 stolen bases over 42 games.
Abrams went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a stolen base, four RBI and two runs for Double-A San Antonio on Friday. Abrams' four-hit effort was the second of his professional career and his first this season. The highly touted prospect appears over the ankle injury that sidelined him in late May, as he has swiped seven bases while slashing .333/.385/.404 in 14 games during June. Only four of his 19 hits this month have gone for extra bases, however, so Friday's two-double performance is a promising development.
Adams (ankle) returned to action for Double-A San Antonio on Sunday, going 0-for-4 as a designated hitter in the affiliate's 12-2 loss to Northwest Arkansas. Adams had been out of the lineup for just over a week with the ankle injury. Given that San Antonio chose to use Abrams as a DH in his first game back rather than at shortstop, he may not be 100 percent recovered from the injury, but the organization likely doesn't view the ankle issue as a major concern.
Abrams was removed from Saturday's Double-A contest after pulling up lame at first base, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Abrams came up limping after being thrown out at first base on a groundout in the fifth inning. He was subsequently removed from the game and is not in the lineup for San Antonio's Sunday contest. The nature of Abrams' issue has yet to be announced, and it is unclear whether he'll be out beyond Sunday. The Padres are likely to proceed with caution given the 20-year-old's vaunted prospect status.