Prospect Watch: Franco's potential call-up, Baez finds his rhythm

Thursday May 29th, 2014
Javier Baez struggled early this season but has been on fire of late, bumping his average to .225.

Unfortunately for Zimmer and the Royals, time is running out for him this year. The six-to-eight week timetable puts a comeback in mid-July at the absolute earliest, with early August a lot more realistic. It's almost impossible to fathom the team pushing him to the majors given that he doesn't even have 20 innings of experience above High-A. At this point, Kansas City likely hopes he can be healthy enough to at least get some actual game time in this season, be it at Northwest Arkansas or Triple-A Omaha. He should be on fantasy owners' radar for 2015, but those of you in redraft leagues can forget about him for this season.

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