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MLB Rumors: Top Red Sox prospect Marcelo Mayer suffers injury setback

The Boston Red Sox are gearing up for a hectic and potentially very productive offseason under new man-in-charge Craig Breslow. And yet, the offseason starts with a bit of bad news from Boston's farm system.

According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, top prospect Marcelo Mayer has suffered a setback in his recovery from a shoulder injury. (Assist from our friends over at BoSox Injection).

"Marcelo Mayer, who resumed swinging this fall in Fort Myers while rehabbing from a left shoulder impingement, is now home in California on a strength program and will be reevaluated after Thanksgiving. The Sox still expect Mayer’s injury won’t require surgery, and that he’ll be a full-go for spring training."

Mayer, the No. 11 prospect in baseball according to, is expected to be a full-go for spring training, which is the most important takeaway from this news. He's set to lose valuable fall league reps, but the 20-year-old has a long runway ahead of him. There's no reason for panic in Boston.

Splitting last season between High-A Greenville and Double-A Portland, Mayer slashed .236/.306/.433 with 13 home runs, 54 RBIs, 68 walks, and 107 strikeouts in 314 at-bats. The No. 4 pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, Mayer has a long way to go before he suits up for the big-league squad. That said, don't expect this injury to have any serious long-term impact.