Ty Hensley, who was the Yankees’ first-round pick last June, is expected to miss at least 2-3 months after undergoing surgery to repair a right hip impingement.
According to George King of the New York Post the same doctor who performed hip surgery on Alex Rodriguez will do the honors with Hensley, who had his signing bonus dropped from $1.6 million to $1.2 million due to a previous shoulder “abnormality.”
Drafted 30th overall out of an Oklahoma high school, Hensley appeared in just five rookie-ball games after signing.
The Giants announced on Monday night the signing of outfielder Austin Jackson. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal with performance incentives that allow Jackson to earn up to an additional $2.5 million for a total of $8.5 million.
Jackson, who soon turns 31 years old, spent last season with the Indians. In 318 plate appearances, he hit .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 46 runs scored.
The Giants have been on the hunt for a center fielder and Jackson addresses that need relatively cheaply. Jackson will join Hunter Pence and newcomer Andrew McCutchen in the outfield.