CHICAGO -- One of the top prospects in the Chicago White Sox's system saw his season come to an end with a fractured left fibula, as well as ankle ligament damage.
Outfielder Micker Adolfo, ranked as the ninth best White Sox prospect at the start of the season by ESPN's Keith Law, injured himself sliding in an Arizona League game. He underwent surgery and is expected to be 100 percent by the start of spring training in 2015.
"We are talking about a kid who would be a senior in high school right now; he certainly has youth on his side in terms of this recovery," general manager Rick Hahn said. "We certainly have a great deal of development time ahead of us on our side so that in all probability this is not a long term major setback. Obviously it's disappointing he wasn't able to get through the whole season healthy."
The 18-year-old was batting .253 with no home runs and 10 RBIs over 22 Arizona League games this season. He was signed as a free agent by the White Sox in July 2013.
Also in recovery mode following a hamstring injury is minor league infielder Micah Johnson. The second baseman is expected to be playing again with Triple-A Charlotte in a week to 10 days, according to Hahn. He is a potential call up when rosters are expanded in September.