Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A.J. Jimenez Mashes for D-Jays

  Catcher A.J. Jimenez underwent Tommy John surgery last May.  He was considered one of the rising prospects in the Jays' system, but the uncertainty that always follows recovery from TJ was one of the reasons he narrowly missed out on making Clutchlings' Top 10 Prospects list in April.
  Jimenez hit .295/.371/.666 in his abbreviated season with AA New Hampshire in 2012.  He was recently re-activated and sent to Class A+ Dunedin.  Judging from how he has swung the bat in his first week with the D-Jays, he may not be there for long.
  Jimenez went 3-4 with a home run and 4 RBI last night as Dunedin edged Bradenton 8-7, giving them a 2 1/2 game lead over Brevard County in the Florida State League's Northern Division.
   Bradenton tested Jimenez' surgically repaired arm, with 3 stolen bases.  Jimenez also threw a runner out at 2nd.
  In 4 games, Jimenez is hitting .412/.625/.1.037, with a homer and 5 runs driven in.  Top prospect Aaron Sanchez takes the mound tonight for the D-Jays against Bradenton.
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