Tomorrow morning, Louisville OF/DH Rob Stratton will have surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon. He suffered the injury running the bases in yesterday’s game at Richmond. Reds medical director Dr. Timothy Kremchek will perform the procedure. Stratton possibly could play again before the end of the season. He hit .308 with 4 HR and 5 RBI in 8 games for the Bats.
Ouch. I hate that for the big guy, who seemed on the verge of putting together a big league career. Very disappointing news, and I’m afraid that Stratton’s best chance to be a major leaguer just flew out the window.
Redleg Nation wishes Stratton the best of luck.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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