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Top prospect Mathias dislocates shoulder

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Infielder Mark Mathias, one of Cleveland's top prospects, left the Indians' game Saturday in the ninth inning with a dislocated shoulder after making a diving play on a hard grounder to his right in a 7-6 victory over the Royals.

Mathias grabbed his left shoulder after coming up empty-handed as Billy Burns' one-out grounder rolled into the outfield for a run-scoring single to bring the Royals within one run.

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Infielder Mark Mathias, one of Cleveland's top prospects, left the Indians' game Saturday in the ninth inning with a dislocated shoulder after making a diving play on a hard grounder to his right in a 7-6 victory over the Royals.

Mathias grabbed his left shoulder after coming up empty-handed as Billy Burns' one-out grounder rolled into the outfield for a run-scoring single to bring the Royals within one run.

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"They're going to take him back and put it back in, which I'm sure they're doing now, and I'm sure it isn't a whole lot of fun," manager Terry Francona said after the game. "Hopefully, when it gets back in, the damage that was done is minor. We'll see. He was hurting."

Mathias was 1-for-5 in four Cactus League games this spring, including an 0-for-1 against the Royals.

The infielder was a third-round pick in the 2015 June Draft. He played for Class A Mahoning Valley that season and moved up to High A Lynchburg in 2016. He was named a Carolina League Postseason All-Star last year.

 

Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Indians on Saturday.

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