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Red Sox Top Prospect Yoan Moncada Suffers Ankle Injury

BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox fans following top prospect Yoan Moncada got a scare Friday night when the Double-A infielder limped off with an injury after attempting to steal third base.

Moncada suffered a left ankle injury in the seventh inning, though he walked off under his own power.

According to the Portland Press Herald, however, there is reason to breathe a sigh of relief.

Sea Dogs manager Carlos Febles described Moncada's injury as "mild" and added he will "be fine in a couple of days," according to the Press Herald.

Red Sox blogger Jared Carrabis shared a Vine of Moncada's injury.

Following outfielder Andrew Benintiendi's call up to the majors last week, some wondered if Moncada could be the next to make the jump from Portland to the Red Sox.

Moncada has lived up to the hype of being the organization's top prospect so far. Since he was called up to Portland, the second baseman has 8 home runs, 22 RBI and is batting .285.

With no immediate need on the Red Sox for a second baseman, Moncada has been working out before games at third base.

Moncada was the MVP of the Futures Game during All-Star weekend after blasting the go-ahead home run.


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