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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  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  who softly flipped the ball to Lee who was unable to avoid a collision with the Tides Travis Ishikawa .
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.
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UPDATE: Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports:
Bad news for #Rays  SS prospect Hak-Ju Lee, who tore ligaments in left knee in today’s game in Triple-A. Return this season unlikely
— Joe Smith (@TBTimesRays2) April 21, 2013 
Update: Adam Sobesy reports that Travis Ishikawa has a broken nose:
— Adam Sobsey (@sobsey) April 21, 2013 
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