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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Yankees Injury Update: Eric Jagielo out of AFL with facial fracture


By on 10/04/2014 07:30:00 AM

The New York Yankees finished the 2014 season with 84 wins, their lowest win total since they won 79 when Derek Jeter was a 21-year old phenom back in 1995. With the retirement of Jeter, the Yankees need a replacement at shortstop among other changes if they are to compete in 2015. The off season starts on a sour note for prospect Eric Jagielo, who is out of the Arizona Fall League with a facial fracture.

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I reported on September 26 that was taken to the hospital after being hit by a pitch in the face by an 87 mph fastball at the Instructional League.

An update on Jagielo, as reported by Jim Callis of MLB.com, is the Jagielo, who missed two months this season with a strained oblique, will miss the Arizona Fall League with a facial fracture. The fracture is near Jagielo's left eye, which requires surgery. He's expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

Yankees director of player personnel John Kremer is unconcerned about Jagielo's recovery and is confident he'll be ready for Spring Training.

Jagielo, in his second Minor League season, hit .259 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI in 85 games for Tampa of the Florida State League. In 146 career professional games, Jagielo has a batting average of .261 with 24 home runs and 85 RBI. 


 
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