Charlotte Knights second baseman Yoan Moncada, baseball’s No. 1 prospect, will spend at least seven days on the disable list.
Moncada, 21, will take time off due to a sore left thumb, The Chicago Tribune reports. An official with the Knights’ parent club, the Chicago White Sox, said Moncada’s X-ray and MRI came back clean, but the team wanted Moncada to take time off to heal the nagging bruise.
Moncada is batting .331 with six homers, four doubles and 10 stolen bases through 34 games for the Knights in 2017.
Moncada is rated baseball’s No. 1 prospect by Baseball America and MLBPipeline.com. The Knights, for only the second time, are producing T-shirts and jerseys with the Cuban phenom’s name and number on the back.
Moncada originally signed with the Boston Red Sox for a $31.5 million bonus, the largest in baseball history, two years ago. The White Sox acquired Moncada as a part of a December trade that sent pitcher Chris Sale to the Red Sox.
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