No. 85 overall prospect expected to miss four to six weeks
Monte Harrison has a 10-game hitting streak for Triple-A New Orleans but hasn't played since June 27. (Jim Redman/MiLB.com)
By Joe Bloss / MiLB.com | July 19, 2019 10:53 PM
Monte Harrison hasn't played a game since June 27. That won't change for at least another four weeks.
The second-ranked Marlins prospect underwent surgery on his right wrist over the All-Star break, the team announced Friday. Harrison, who has spent the entire season with Triple-A New Orleans, sustained the injury diving for a ball in the outfield on June 26 and was placed on the seven-day injured list on July 6.
Harrison is batting .284 with an .851 OPS -- both of which are career highs -- before going down. He owns a 10-game hitting streak, despite not playing over the last three weeks, and earned his first selection to the All-Star Futures Game earlier this month.
The Brewers selected Harrison out of a Missouri high school in the second round of the 2014 Draft. Ranked as MLB.com's No. 85 overall prospect, the 23-year-old came to the Marlins organization in the January 2018 trade that sent Christian Yelich to Milwaukee.
Last season with Double-A Jacksonville, Harrison hit .240 with a .715 OPS and 19 homers in 136 games.
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