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2010 first-round pick Michael Choice out for season

Jul 24, 2012, 6:50 PM EST

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A’s prospect Michael Choice, the 10th overall pick in the draft two years ago, will miss the rest of the 2012 season with a fractured hand.

Choice was riding a 16-game hitting streak for Double-A Midland when he was hit in the hand by a pitch during Saturday’s game. After a rough first half of the season that saw him bat .256/.326/.367 with six homers in 289 at-bats, he was at .414/.475/.657 with four homers since the All-Star break.

Choice has been a center fielder throughout his minor league career, but he projects as a right fielder in the majors, meaning he’s going to need to hit for more power and do a better job of making contact if he’s going to succeed as a regular. The last few weeks had to have the A’s more optimistic about his chances, so even though the timing of his injury was awfully disappointing, he should have a chance of opening next year in Triple-A.

  1. sergio408 - Jul 24, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    That sucks A’s were planning to call him up in September.

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