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White Sox MiLB Report: Micker Adolfo Out for Remainder of 2019 Season

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GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Micker Adolfo
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Micker Adolfo /
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White Sox outfield prospect to miss the remainder of 2019 season after recent surgery while another prospect will begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A.

More bad news in regards to injuries for the White Sox. With the announcement of both Carlos Rodon and Nate Jones missing the remainder of the 2019 season due to injuries, outfield prospect Micker Adolfo will also miss the rest of this year as he recovers from surgery.

Adolfo, the White Sox eighth-ranked prospect will require arthroscopic surgery on his elbow. This will require him to miss the remainder of this season. This is unfortunate news for Adolfo as he’s battled injuries before in the past including needing Tommy John surgery on his elbow last year.

Since being signed as an International free agent in 2013, Adolfo has only had one season where he appeared in more than 110 games. That came in 2017 with Low-A Kannapolis. In that season, Adolfo had a .264/.331/.453 slash line with 16 home runs and 68 RBIs through 112 games.

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This season with Double-A Birmingham, Adolfo hit just .205 with seven doubles and no home runs through 23 games. With his latest injury, Adolfo could see his potential progression through the White Sox farm system stalled again and perhaps even halted.

The Sox will be close to contending in a few years and if Adolfo can’t stay healthy, he might not realize his potential with this organization.

Another Sox outfield prospect that is returning from injury, Eloy Jimenez, will start a rehab assignment on Tuesday with Triple-A Charlotte. Jimenez has been on the injured list since spraining his ankle when attempting to rob a home run on April 26 against the Detroit Tigers.

Jimenez will need some outfield reps in the minors before he’s ready to return to the Sox. His defense in the outfield isn’t the best but he will need to avoid injuring himself again. According to Sox general manager Rick Hahn, Jimenez will be the Knights designated hitter on Tuesday night and then he will play the field on Wednesday. He’s expected to be with the Knights at least from Tuesday through Thursday of this week.

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Birmingham Barons 6-Tennessee Smokies 1 F/7 (game one of doubleheader)

Birmingham Barons 4-Tennessee Smokies 1 F/7 (game two of doubleheader)

Myrtle Beach Pelicans 11-Winston-Salem 1

Kannapolis Intimidators 6-West Virginia Power 2

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