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.
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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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