Thursday, July 2, 2015


Eric Jagielo may be headed for arthroscopic surgery on his knee. That's the troubling news coming out of the Trenton Thunder. Jagielo injured his knee sliding into home plate a few weeks ago. At first the team thought it was just a bruise but after an MRI revealed that there is something more significant. The Yankees don't believe that he tore a ligament, however, a second opinion is imminent.

Jagielo was the Yankees' first-round pick in 2013 and was ranked #11 in Yankees minor league system by Baseball America. At age 23, he showed promise as a third baseman and was probably on the Yankees 2016 plan. That or he was going to be bait for a trade deadline deal. Either way, this is a loss for the organization.

Known more for his bat than his glove, he was showing some good power numbers. His OPS of .842 had him on track to complete this third consecutive season of an OPS above .800. He needs to work on his fielding and get his strikeouts down, but the kid's got potential. Even if he needs surgery, it's not the end of the world. After all, Mariano Rivera needed elbow surgery after his third season in the minors and look how he turned out.  Nevertheless, if anything major happens with this, we'll be sure to let you know.

--Ike Dimitriadis, BYB Senior Staff Writer
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