GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago White Sox outfielder Jared Mitchell will miss the 2010 season after surgery on his left ankle.
The team said Tuesday that the 21-year-old prospect is expected to make a complete recovery.
The 21-year-old Mitchell is among the club's top prospects despite minimal experience in the minor leagues so far after being drafted out of Louisiana State. He batted .296 with 12 doubles, two triples and 10 RBIs in 34 games last year for Class A Kannapolis of the South Atlantic League.
Mitchell was taken by Chicago 23rd overall in last June's amateur draft. The surgery was to repair a tear of the tendon on the inside of his ankle.