Mariners prospect Julio Rodríguez — considered a top-20 prospect in baseball overall — broke his wrist yesterday. The outfielder suffered a hairline fracture in his left wrist after diving for a ball during a postgame drill.
Rodríguez, 19, is part of Seattle’s 60-man player pool. He was not likely to see real game time this year, but the Mariners, like many other teams, are using Summer Camp and the ongoing training that players on the expanded rosters are to receive as a means of developing young talent in the absence of a minor league season.
Rodríguez suffered a fracture on his left hand after being hit by a pitch last year. That injury limited him to 84 games across two levels of A-ball, during which he posted a .326/.390/.540 line with 12 homers and 69 RBI.