LA Angels prospect Jo Adell out for 10-12 weeks with hamstring

Jo Adell, Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Jo Adell, Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Jo Adell is the LA Angels top prospect and was having a very good Spring until Saturday afternoon when Adell turned his right ankle and also pulled his left hamstring on the same play.

The LA Angels invited Jo Adell to Spring Training to see a preview of coming attractions.  In 11 games Adell had nine hits in 23 at-bats hitting at a .391 batting average.  Adell drove in three runs and scored six runs with a .462 OBP.

On Saturday afternoon Adell was trying to go from first to third on a base hit by Wilfredo Tovar. Adell first pulled his left hamstring and then sprained his right ankle trying to stop after injuring the hamstring.

After an MRI, Adell was diagnosed with a Grade 2 ankle sprain and a Grade 1 hamstring.  Adell was told he will need between 10 and 12 weeks to recover from his injuries.  Adell was likely going to be headed to Double or Triple-A after Spring Training.  Many fans were hoping Adell would make the major league roster, but it wasn’t likely going to happen.

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Adell could be a replacement for Kole Calhoun in right field as soon as 2020 when Calhoun may be done with the Angels as the Angels have a club option for 2020.  But for now Adell will have to take some time off in order to get healthy from these injuries.

Adell was a 2017 first-round draft pick by the Angels and started out in the Angels rookie league in Arizona and then with Orem Owlz hitting .325 with five home runs and 30 RBIs.

Then last season he started out in Single-A Burlington and then he was promoted to High Single-A Inland Empire and finally ending in Double-A Mobile. Adell hit 20 home runs and driving in 77 runs with a .290 batting average.

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We wish Jo Adell a speedy recovery and hope to see him back on the field soon and hopefully in Anaheim in the new future.