Injuries Strike Prospects: Marlins outfield trio, Yankees top pick all sidelined

Marcell Ozuna - Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Four top MLB prospects have been sidelined with injuries.

Three key Miami Marlins outfield prospects, Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, and Jake Marisnick will all begin the 2013 season on the disabled list. Yelich is suffering from plantar faciitis, while Ozuna and Marisnick are both sidelined with broken hands. Juan C. Rodriguez at the Sun Sentinel has the details. Yelich is expected to be back in action within a couple of weeks, but Ozuna and Marisnick will be out for at least a month.

The trio was expected to form an exciting all-prospect outfield at Double-A Jacksonville, but that will have to wait until sometime in May.

Meanwhile, George A. King at the New York Post is reporting that New York Yankees pitching prospect Ty Hensley has a hip injury and will need two to three months to recovery from surgery to correct an impingement.

Hensley was drafted in the first round last June out of high school in Edmond, Oklahoma. He originally signed with the Yankees for $1,600,000, but this was reduced to $1,200,000 after a physical examination revealed structural abnormalities in his shoulder. He showed a mid-90s fastball and a promising curve in rookie ball, but the hip problem will obviously put back his timetable.

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