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A's Prospect Dusty Coleman Was Playing Injured


According to this article (LINK) Dusty Coleman played through the majority of the season with a broken wrist. For those of you needing a little background on Coleman, he was drafted out of Wichita State in the 28th round of the 2008 draft. He was given overslot money and proceeded to hit will in short-season Vancouver. As he started the 2009 season in the very pitcher-friendly Kane County, he put up a wOBA of .413 in April and then .386 in May. From there, his production seriously tailed off with stats so low they would make Yuniesky Betancourt blush.

A move up to high-A Stockton did not help matters. In August, he was shut down to have surgery to fix a broken bone in his wrist. Just recently an article in Argus Leader came out with quotes from Coleman who said that his injury came in May--he had been playing with a broken wrist for the majority of the season.

This news makes me frustrated that it took this long for the A's farm system to find out about an injury and look into it. But this also gives me hope that Coleman might be closer to his performances from the first two months rather than the final 3 months of his season. This may give the A's another legitimate SS prospect coming up the ranks. What do you guys think about this? What are your reactions?

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