Rangers prospect Joey Gallo expected to miss three weeks following heel surgery

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Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Rangers prospect Joey Gallo underwent surgery on his left heel Friday morning to remove an OS Trigonum bone. Gallo is expected to miss three weeks of action. As Stevenson notes, catcher Geovany Soto had the same surgery last year and played 16 days later.

Gallo, a non-roster invitee to spring training with the Rangers, hit well in Cactus League action through March 22, blasting a pair of home runs with six RBI and a .250 average in 32 at-bats. Gallo became a household name last season when he hit a combined 42 home runs between Single-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco.