Basabe (quadriceps) was reinstated from the 7-day injured list Tuesday.
Basabe wound up missing 10 days with quadriceps tightness. He'll be looking to improve upon his unimpressive .227/.312/.268 slash line in his return to action.
Basabe was placed on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Birmingham with left quad tightness Monday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
The assignment was made retroactive to June 1, so Basabe will be eligible to return as soon as this Saturday. It's unclear if he's expected to do so. The 22-year-old has hit .227/.312/.268 in 26 games for the Barons this season after missing the beginning of the year while recovering from a broken hand.
Basabe (hand) has gone 1-for-8 with one walk, two strikeouts and one RBI in two games with Double-A Birmingham since his return from the 7-day injured list.
The 22-year-old outfielder played in five rehab games with Low-A Kannapolis, going 5-for-20 with one extra-base hit and four walks against seven strikeouts. Basabe played in 61 games with Birmingham last year and was 11 percent better than league average offensively despite a 28.1 percent strikeout rate. He will need to make more consistent contact as he moves up the ladder in order to let the tools shine through.
Basabe (hand) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Kannapolis on Monday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Basabe, one of the White Sox's top prospects, underwent surgery in late February to repair a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. Once fully healthy, he will report to Double-A Birmingham.
Basabe (hand) was optioned to Double-A Birmingham.
Not only does Basabe need more development in the minor leagues, but he will also be out until at least May while he recovers from a broken hand. It is possible he could finish the year at Triple-A.
Basabse (hand) will undergo surgery Monday, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Basabe fractured the hamate bone in his left hand while swinging a bat earlier this week. Surgery had been scheduled for Wednesday but was pushed back to Monday of next week. The White Sox anticipate being without him for three months, and he could feel the impact of the injury beyond his return in terms of power. The 22-year-old outfielder began tapping into that power last season, when he launched a career-high 15 home runs between High-A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham.
Basabe suffered a broken hamate bone in his left hand and will be sidelined for approximately 12 weeks, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Basabe apparently suffered the injury during batting practice earlier in the week. He's scheduled to have surgery in Chicago on Wednesday, during which his hamate bone will be removed. If everything goes as planned, the 22-year-old will resume baseball activities in 4-to-6 weeks, putting him on track for a return to game action around mid-May. Once healthy, Basabe will likely report to Double-A Birmingham.
Basabe was promoted to Double-A Birmingham on Thursday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
After making stops at High-A Winston-Salem in each of the past three seasons, Basabe will finally get his first taste of Double-A ball. The 21-year-old hit a solid .266/.370/.502 with nine homers and seven stolen bases in 58 games with the Dash before being rewarded with a promotion.
Basabe was named the White Sox organization's co-Player of the Month for April, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Basabe, who shared the honors with catcher Seby Zavala (Double-A Birmingham), batted .313/.400/.614 with four homers, seven doubles, three triples and 17 RBI while reaching base safely in 19 of 21 games for High-A Winston-Salem. The 21-year-old has more than 550 plate appearances at the High-A level, so we should expect some level of proficiency, but it's good to see improvement on the .640 OPS he posted for the Dash in 2017.
Basabe is 11-for-30 (.367) with four extra-base hits and two steals in seven games at High-A Winston-Salem.
The 21-year-old seems to have recovered swimmingly from the knee surgery he underwent at the end of the 2017 season. Though the sample size is small, Basabe's hit tool has never looked better, as he was a combined .240 hitter the past two seasons at High-A. Basabe has an immense ceiling due to his power and speed -- 42 steals and 17 home runs the past two seasons -- and projectable bat. The switch hitter is definitely a player to monitor in dynasty formats, even though his big-league ETA remains foggy.
Basabe (knee) is starting in left field and batting ninth during Sunday's spring training game against the Reds.
Basabe underwent knee surgery at the end of the 2017 season but has made a full recovery and is set to make his spring training debut Sunday. The 21-year-old could theoretically play his way onto the big-league roster with a monster spring performance, but he's a much likelier bet to open the year in the lower levels of the minors once again. He's certainly a player to keep an eye on in dynasty formats.
Basabe required knee surgery toward the end of the 2017 season, Josh Norris of Baseball America reports.
According to Norris, the knee injury may have been bothering Basabe for longer than he let on, which could have contributed to his struggles in 2017 (.221/.320/.320). The procedure seems like a cleanup of sorts, so look for Basabe to be ready to compete in minor-league camp this spring. Still just 21, Basabe is a solid bounce-back candidate this season. He has above-average raw power and plus speed, so if he can make strides with his hit tool, he could re-establish himself as a top-100 prospect for dynasty leagues.
Basabe was added to the White Sox's 40-man roster on Monday to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.
This is not a surprise, as Basabe is one of the organization's top outfield prospects. He is coming off a down season where he hit .221/.320/.320 with five home runs and 17 steals in 107 games at High-A. Basabe still has the tools to be a 20/20 threat if he can make improvements to his hit tool. In deeper leagues, he is a worthwhile buy-low candidate, as he is still just 21 and has time to refine his game and take advantage of his impressive power/speed combination.
Basabe has two home runs and eight stolen bases in 12 attempts for Low-A Kane County.
Now in his first full season within the Diamondbacks' organization, the switch-hitting second baseman is struggling to find his way at the plate. He's struck out 54 times in 175 at-bats and has only walked 22 times, all while slashing .229/.318./337.
Basabe, 20, is hitting just .215/.327/.307 with three home runs, 16 RBI and 11 steals through 62 games for High-A Winston-Salem.
Basabe has fanned 68 times over those 62 games, struggling to make consistent contact in 2017. His power stroke has been virtually nonexistent this season as well. Basabe remains raw, as his physical gifts have not translated to the diamond just yet.
The Red Sox agreed to trade Basabe to the White Sox on Tuesday as part of the return for Chris Sale, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech are the headliners of the return package, but Basabe is an impressive prospect in his own right -- he was arguably top-five in the Red Sox organization. The switch-hitter flashed an enticing combination of power (12 homers) and speed (25 steals) at Low-A Greenville in 2016, although his strikeout rate was north of 25 percent with the affiliate. Basabe figures to spend much of his age-20 season at the High-A level.
Basabe, who was promoted to High-A Salem on Friday, is 6-for-10 with three runs and three extra-base hits in three games.
Basabe had some growing pains to start the season at Low-A Greenville, but turned that around in July and earned a late-season promotion to Salem. He's up to sixth in RotoWire's prospect rankings of the Red Sox organization, but still has a couple of years of development ahead of him.
Basabe, 20, is slashing .261/.327/.452 with 12 home runs, 52 RBI and 24 steals through 103 games for Low-A Greenville.
Basabe continues to battle some strikeout issues, fanning 112 times over those 103 contests. Still, he has double-digit home run power and 20-plus steal potential, making him an interesting fantasy prospect should his plate discipline improve.
Basabe went 4-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored for Low-A Greenville on Wednesday. He's slashing .395/.478/.632/1.110 during the month of July and has raised his season batting average to .247.
Basabe, Boston's 10th ranked prospect according to RotoWire, moved up the organizational prospect rankings during the offseason when the Red Sox moved a number of minor leaguers to San Diego for closer Craig Kimbrel, but the 19-year-old still had a lot of development ahead of him. His 31.4 percent strikeout rate this season is an indicator of that needed development, and it wasn't surprising to see the 19-year-old struggle the first three months.
Basabe went 3-for-4 with a triple, homer, two runs scored and two RBI for Low-A Greenville on Sunday.
Basabe is an interesting prospect, who projects as a power hitter with at least four tools. He's still a long way from Boston in terms of development, but is one of the more exciting young players in the system.
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