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  • Diamondbacks' Druw Jones: On track in recovery

    Jones (shoulder) is expected to be ready at or near the start of the minor-league season, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Jones was the second overall pick in last year's draft, then hurt his shoulder taking a swing during his first official workout. In that vein, he follows two other highly regarded prospects -- Corbin Carroll and Jordan Lawlar, both of whom returned to have successful seasons following their shoulder injuries. That leaves general manager Mike Hazen optimistic about Jones in 2023. It's not yet clear where the Diamondbacks plan to place Jones; most affiliates' seasons begin April, but rookie ball kicks off in May.
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  • Diamondbacks' Druw Jones: Needs shoulder surgery

    Diamondbacks farm director Josh Barfield confirmed Tuesday that Jones will require surgery to repair the posterial labrum in his left shoulder, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. Jones and the Diamondbacks made the decision to have the No. 2 overall pick in July's first-year player draft go under the knife after he recently received a second opinion on his shoulder from Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The upcoming surgery will postpone Jones' professional debut until 2023, but since the injury is to his non-throwing shoulder, the 18-year-old outfielder should have a decent chance at gaining full clearance in advance of spring training.
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