Reese is likely to activate Wonder Franco from the list of injured

The rays are likely to be activated Franco’s walk From the injured list for 10 days before the opening of tomorrow’s series with the Yankees, Mark Tobkin reports from the Tampa Bay Times. Shortstop was on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham, but he traveled with the team to the Bronx during today’s holiday and is likely to be back in the squad on Friday night.

Franco has been out for two months. He fractured his right wrist on July 9, and underwent surgery a few days later. This procedure came with a five to eight week recovery timeline. Franco is coming towards the final end of this schedule, thanks in large part to a few short setbacks along the way. Sent on a rehab mission in mid-August, the 21-year-old was pulled out a few days later after experiencing some residual pain. That set Franco back two weeks, but he’s been in the Durham squad all the past two nights.

The two-day rehab period after missing this length doesn’t give Franco much time to get back into rhythm, but the Rays are also facing one of their most important streaks of the year. Tampa Bay tracks the Yankees by five games, and this weekend’s series will be the team’s last regular season meet. For the Rays to have a realistic chance of winning in AL East, they will probably have to at least take two out of three to get a ranking match. Franco’s return is sure to help those efforts, even if his second season in the majors isn’t as smooth as they had hoped.

Franco had the highest consensus in the sport before his promotion last summer, coming in at .288/.347/.463 through his first 70 MLB games. He already looked like one of the sport’s best players overall, but the knockout player slipped a bit into his sophomore campaign. It carries a .260/.308/.396 line during 247 trips to the board. He was one of the league’s toughest attacking players, but his power production waned a bit. Franco also had a pair of extended IL periods, lost a month to quad stress before this fever problem.

Aside from the relatively slow start, there’s no doubt that Franco is a notable upgrade over Rays’ other options at shortstop. Tampa Bay primarily turned into Taylor Walls There in his absence. A highly regarded predecessor himself (albeit not a Franco-caliber), Walls stumbled into the .176/.267/.282 line over the course of 408 trips to the plate.

Franco joined in his rehabilitation period Tyler Glasno, who threw the inning on 19 throws last night for Durham. It was the right-hand man’s first major act since undergoing Tommy John’s surgery last August. Glasno, from Signed an extension Two weeks ago, he continues to seek a late-season return to the club. Just under a month left in the regular season schedule, but the 29-year-old could serve as a shortened or watered-down starter for the extension phase and post-season if all goes according to plan.

It wasn’t all positive news on the injury front for the Rays, as they shut down one of their best prospects for the season. player Curtis Med He is out of year with a forearm/elbow problem, Tweets Triple-A announcer Patrick Kinas. Mead, a 21-year-old third baseman/second baseman, made .305/.394/.548 segments in 56 games with Double-A Montgomery. That earned him a bump to Durham in late June, where he was out to a .278/.376/.486 start before the injury.

This monster displayed Mead’s potential status raise. American baseball is ranked third in Australia in the Tampa Bay Premier System and 24th overall in the most recent Top 100 Probability rankings. Although he has yet to make his Major League debut, there is no doubt he will be added to the 40-player roster this winter to prevent him from being selected in the Base 5 draft. With a strong start to the Bulls’ next season, Mead could enter In the Rise region by the middle part of the next season.