GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago White Sox outfielder Jared Mitchell underwent surgery Tuesday to repair a tear of the tendon in his left ankle, and is expected to miss the season.
Mitchell, 21, will be immobilized for four to six weeks before beginning the rehabilitation process. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Mitchell, who suffered the injury making a catch on March 12 against the Los Angeles Angels, underwent the 75-minute procedure, which was performed by Dr. John Nassar, a foot and ankle specialist in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Louisiana State product was the 23rd overall selection by the White Sox in the 2009 draft. He batted .296 with 12 doubles, two triples and 10 RBIs in 34 games last year for Class A Kannapolis of the South Atlantic League.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.