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One of the Minnesota Twins top prospects, Max Kepler hurt his elbow during pre-game warm-ups on March 16th in Sarasota and was shut down for a week to allow the swelling to recede. An MRI performed a week after the injury fortunately only showed a muscle strain. Kepler has been rehabbing since and faced live pitching yesterday for the first time since the injury but again experienced pain and has been shut down for 3 additional weeks. The injury and rehab is a huge disappointment and frustration to Kepler who had participted in an intense workout program this past off-season in San Francisco and was in great shape. Max was expected to be assigned to the Cedar Rapids Kernels "A" ball team and play in his first full season league this year. Instead, Max will stay in Ft. Myers for the next 3 weeks and rehab. The Twins aren't going to let Kepler go anywhere until they are sure that Kepler is 100% again. Kepler is one of my favorite Twins prospects and I hope that Max is able to recover quickly and resume his climb up the big league ladder.
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  1. raindog's Avatar
    That's a bummer. He's my favorite prospect to follow, I hope he gets well soon.
  2. fairweather's Avatar
    I really think this kid can be an elite player. I hope this gets figured out.
  3. Seth Stohs's Avatar
    There doesn't seem to be a lot of concern about Kepler's injury. I would think he'll be up in Cedar Rapids when the weather warms up.
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