Diamondbacks’ No. 2 Pick Druw Jones Suffers Shoulder Injury; Possibly Out For The Year

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Druw Jones, son of former Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones and second-overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft, suffered what may be a season-ending injury during his first batting practice for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jones reportedly suffered a shoulder injury.

β€œIt seems like he will be out for a little while,” said Diamondbacks farm director Josh Barfield, as relayed by The Athletic’s Zach Buchanan. Additional reporting surrounding Jones’ injury forecasted that the injury will likely sideline him for the rest of the year, even if surgery has yet to be assigned to the young star.

Jones signed to an $8.2 million bonus with Arizona last week. The coveted player out of Wesleyan High School in Georgia recorded a batting average of .570 with 13 home runs in his final year at Wesleyan.

Buchanan adds, “The 18-year-old Jones has already undergone medical imaging and will meet with Phoenix-based orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gary Waslewski on Wednesday to determine the next course of action. [D-Backs farm director Josh] Barfield said ‘it’s too early to say’ whether Jones will be ready for the start of spring training next year.”

The injury is not expected to impact Jones long-term but will surely serve as a hiccup in the high-school phenom’s path to the majors.

Stay tuned with OutKick as the story develops.

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.

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