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Rays Prospect Hak-Ju Lee Injures Knee Likely Out For Season

Posted By Steve Kinsella On April 21, 2013 @ 12:16 AM In Florida News,MLB,watch now | No Comments

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop prospect Hak-Ju Lee [1] appears to have severely injured his left knee during the first game of a double header against the Baltimore Orioles Triple A affiliate Norfolk Tides.  With the bases loaded in the top of the 4th inning a groundball was sent to second baseman Tim Beckham [2] who softly flipped the ball to Lee who was unable to avoid a collision with the Tides Travis Ishikawa [3].

The 22-year old Lee was off to a fantastic start on the season hitting .422 (19 for 45) on the young season. Baseball America ranks Lee as their #56 on their 2013 Top 100 prospects list and he is regarded as the Rays #3 ranked prospect.
Hak-Ju  Lee Knee Injury photo HakJuLeeKnee_zpse337b91f.gif [4]

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UPDATE: Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports:

Update: Adam Sobesy reports that Travis Ishikawa has a broken nose:

 


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[4] Image: http://s1202.photobucket.com/user/MrNegative1/media/HakJuLeeKnee_zpse337b91f.gif.html

[5] #Rays: https://twitter.com/search/%23Rays

[6] April 21, 2013: https://twitter.com/TBTimesRays2/status/325800057129553920

[7] #orioles: https://twitter.com/search/%23orioles

[8] #rays: https://twitter.com/search/%23rays

[9] April 21, 2013: https://twitter.com/sobsey/status/325812551738851328

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