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A’s prospect Addison Russell diagnosed with torn hamstring

Apr 9, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT

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From Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports comes word that A’s shortstop prospect Addison Russell has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 hamstring strain — it’s a tear, really — and will be out at least a month.

Russell was 5-for-7 with a double, a home run, and one stolen base through two games this season at Double-A Midland. He posted an .865 OPS with 17 homers and 21 steals in 110 games last season between High-A Stockton and Triple-A Sacramento.

If the 20-year-old makes a full recovery and gets back into a groove offensively, he should reach the major league level by the end of the 2014 season.

Russell was ranked the No. 7 prospect in the game this winter by Baseball Prospectus.

Oakland’s current starting shortstop, Jed Lowrie, is set to become a free agent after the 2014 season.

  1. mudhead123 - Apr 9, 2014 at 10:29 PM

    He’s black. Who cares

    • cur'68 - Apr 10, 2014 at 5:39 AM

      GFY

    • bigtunany - Apr 10, 2014 at 7:17 AM

      Your head may be filled with something soft and brown, but I don’t believe it’s mud, sir.

  2. clydeserra - Apr 9, 2014 at 10:50 PM

    Sure, the one legit prospect the A’s have and he is out with an injury (I wonder if its the same leg that gave him trouble in spring).

    He may get a september call up, but don’t expect him to be a regular before 2015.

  3. hookersdontsnuggle - Apr 10, 2014 at 1:07 AM

    Why are people making a big deal about this? He’s 20 yrs old and he’ll be back mid-may. He wasn’t being called up anytime soon.

  4. thekingdave - Apr 10, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    How the hell did that first comment make it through?

    • southpaw2k - Apr 10, 2014 at 8:27 AM

      He clearly went for the “Most Intentionally Incendiary and Offensive Comment of the Week” Award.

  5. nsstlfan - Apr 10, 2014 at 3:42 AM

    That is just what I was wondering.

  6. mudhead123 - Apr 11, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    Hopefully I won! I love awards. I was actually totally kidding and didn’t think it would post

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