Thursday, August 27, 2015

Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford sidelined by ankle injury

J.P. Crawford, the Phillies' top prospect, has not played for single-A Clearwater since Monday because of a sprained left ankle. The injury is not considered serious.

Phillies prospect J.P. Crawford sidelined by ankle injury

0 comments
Lakewood Blue Claws shortstop J.P. Crawford. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)
Lakewood Blue Claws shortstop J.P. Crawford. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)

SAN FRANCISCO — J.P. Crawford, the Phillies' top prospect, played Saturday for single-A Clearwater after missing four days with a sprained left ankle. The injury was not considered serious, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.

"We're not overly concerned," Amaro said.

Crawford was not placed on the disabled list. He reported progress Saturday to team officials, and he will be reevaluated on a daily basis.

Crawford, 19, is one of the youngest players in the Florida State League. He is hitting .274 with a .743 OPS in 48 games there. He was the team's first pick (No. 16 overall) in 2013.


More coverage
 
Box score: Mets 9, Phillies 4
 
VOTE: Who will be the last Phillie from 2008?
 
Follow the Phillies: Download our FREE Pro Baseball app!
 
Buy Phillies jerseys and other gear
 
WATCH: Daily fantasy baseball updates

Have a question? Tweet @MattGelb for possible use in a future mailbag.

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog

The place for up-to-the-minute Phillies coverage from The Inquirer's beat writers and columnists.

Jake Kaplan Inquirer Staff Writer
Bob Brookover Inquirer Columnist
Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Breen Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter