Friday, October 22, 2010

Tyler Townsend Injured Again, Done for AFL

Orioles 1B prospect Tyler Townsend, the player I identified as needing the AFL to make up for time lost to injury over his first two professional seasons, will instead be going under the knife.

Orioles infield prospect Tyler Townsend will have surgery to remove a cyst from his hand, a procedure that won't significantly affect his preparation for the 2011 season, but will end his time in the Arizona Fall League...

He's apparently had the cyst since high school, but it recently started affecting how he gripped the bat. By having surgery, Townsend should be able to resume baseball activities by December.

Here's hoping he's healthy enough to play somewhere, anywhere, in the Oriole organization for the full 2011 season.

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