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Top prospect Jett Williams may need surgery

Jet Williamsthe Mets’ top prospect at multiple rankings received a second cortisone shot in his sprained right wrist and surgery could be on the table if the shot doesn’t resolve the problem, president of baseball operations David Stearns told reporters Tuesday.

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The short stop/midfielder, rated first on Met prospects’ MMO list, has not played since April 21 due to wrist pain. The 20-year-old got off to a poor start in 50 plate appearances at Double-A Binghamton, hitting .180/.360/.308/.668 after posting an .876 OPS at three minor league levels in 2023. had 13 home runs and 45 stolen bases in 534 at bats.

The Mets expect to have a better idea of ​​what the next step for Williams will be in the next week to 10 days.

“If the second shot doesn’t work, we’ll have to see what else we can do to help him,” Stearns said before the first game of a doubleheader with the Dodgers.

Wrist surgery would be a major blow to his rise. Williams was drafted in the first round (14th overall) of the 2022 draft out of Rockwall-Heath High School in Heath, Texas. Within fifteen months of being drafted, Williams became the pretty clear top prospect in the organization.

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