Travis Jankowski injury update: Padres outfielder (broken wrist) expected to have surgery

first_img“Anticipation is that there will be a surgery that follows hopefully in the next few days to get that taken care of as quickly as possible,” Green added.“He’s seeing a specialist this morning. Anticipation is that there will be a surgery that follows hopefully in the next few days to get that taken care of as quickly as possible.” – Andy Green on Jankowski’s broken wrist pic.twitter.com/ZEjYA7vMRF— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 5, 2019The team projects the surgery will sideline him about three months, per MLB.com. Don’t expect to see Travis Jankowski in the Padres lineup for a while.The outfielder has a broken left wrist and was scheduled to see a specialist Tuesday morning, manager Andy Green said. Jankowski, who previously broke his wrist colliding with an outfield wall in 2014, suffered the latest injury while diving for a ball in Sunday’s spring training game against the Rangers.His absence will have an impact, Green said (via The San Diego Union-Tribune): “He definitely brings some special ingredients. Speed, the ability to defend — those are really strong attributes to him. We don’t have anybody who is really the same level as him in that regard.”Jankowski, 27, slashed .259/.332/.346 in 387 plate appearances last season with a team-high 24 stolen bases in 31 attempts. His on-base percentage among players with more than 285 plate appearances also led the team.last_img

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