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Mets top prospect Francisco Álvarez will not need ankle surgery

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.”



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