The New York Mets received positive news on Thursday as the team announced that top prospect Francisco Álvarez will not need surgery on his right ankle.
Álvarez will instead receive a cortisone injection in hopes of restarting baseball activities in three to four days.
The 20-year-old has been dealing with a “loose body” in his right ankle for about a week. He has not played since August 23 at Triple-A Syracuse, where he is slashing .180/.340/.378 in 32 games this season.
The Mets said in a press release that his return to play “will be dictated by his response to the injection and baseball activities.”