Blue Jays: Bo Bichette diagnosed with a broken hand

MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Bo Bichette
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Bo Bichette /

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Bo Bichette has been diagnosed with a broken left hand after being plunked in last night’s contest versus Syracuse.

Bo Bichette suffered the fracture during the third inning when pitcher Hector Santiago drilled the shortstop with a high and tight 0-2 fastball. Bichette exited the contest following the incident.

According to Robert Murray of the Athletic, Bichette was diagnosed with a broken hand earlier today but will seek a second opinion, there has been no indication if the prospect will require surgery or how long he will be sidelined.

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Bichette is ranked the #10 prospect in baseball by and was hitting .250 in ten games for the Bisons thus far this season. The 21-year old entered last night’s game riding an eight-game hit streak notching 11 hits in the previous eight games.

The prospect sports a career .325/.382/.516 with 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases in 277 minor league games. Bichette is poised for superstardom and will be a mainstay on the Blue Jays infield for years to come.

The injury will undoubtedly sidetrack Bichette’s timeline to the majors especially if the shortstop requires surgery. The Bisons ended up losing the contest 7-3 and saw their record fall to 4-10 on the young season, their won-loss total is somewhat surprising seeing the plethora of prospects on the herd’s roster.

The Jays as an organization has had a rough past couple days on the injury front losing Matt Shoemaker for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL as well as Freddy Galvis and Aaron Sanchez who are both nursing minor injuries. Galvis left the ninth inning of Sunday’s game with an apparent leg injury while Sanchez departed in the fourth with a broken fingernail.

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Hopefully, the prognosis for Bichette is optimistic and the prospect can get back to doing what he does best sooner than later.