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CJ Abrams suffered a fractured left tibia as well as a sprained left MCL. He's been out since June 30 and was officially diagnosed with the injuries on Sunday.
Abrams, the Padres No. 2 prospect, has had a very solid year in Double-A, hitting .296 while playing both shortstop and second base at an elite level. He'll hope for a speedy recovery and will likely return in time for Spring Training next season.
CJ Abrams went 3-for-5 with his first Double-A homer on Sunday.
Abrams was the sixth overall pick in the 2019 draft. Sunday's two-run homer went to the opposite field and helped show off his impressive hit tool. Abrams also possesses game-changing speed and athleticism. Drafted as a shortstop, he'll likely shift to second base or center field due to the presence of Fernando Tatis Jr. in the big leauges.
CJ Abrams went 2-for-5 with two doubles in Tuesday's Double-A opener.
Abrams also drew a walk and scored a run in this one. The 20-year-old was the sixth overall pick in the 2019 draft, and he's already considered a top-10 prospect in the sport. The biggest question regarding Abrams' future is what position he'll play. A natural shortsop, the Padres already have someone playing that position who you've probably heard of. Perhaps Abrams winds up as a center fielder or a second baseman. He'd be a plus defender at either position.