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Thumb sprain ends Moncada's stint in Arizona Fall League

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BOSTON -- Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada's Arizona Fall League has ended early due to a left thumb sprain.

Moncada, the top-rated prospect by MLBPipeline.com, will not engage in baseball activities for the next two weeks after suffering the injury while swinging the bat. According to a statement by the Red Sox, the infielder is expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training.

BOSTON -- Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada's Arizona Fall League has ended early due to a left thumb sprain.

Moncada, the top-rated prospect by MLBPipeline.com, will not engage in baseball activities for the next two weeks after suffering the injury while swinging the bat. According to a statement by the Red Sox, the infielder is expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training.

The 21-year-old Moncada played in six games for Surprise, hitting .292/.370/.458 with a homer and three RBIs.

The switch-hitter, who was signed to a record-setting contract for an amateur in February 2015, was a September callup for the Red Sox this season. After a promising first couple of games, Moncada struck out in nine straight plate appearances and didn't play after Sept. 12.

Video: BOS@OAK: Moncada collects his first hit and RBI

It seems likely that Moncada will start the 2017 season in the Minor Leagues. He hasn't yet played at Triple-A.

Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook.

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