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White Sox prospect Brandon Short out for season with torn labrum

We won't see this in 2012.
We won't see this in 2012.

Outfielder Brandon Short, who dislocated his left shoulder during yesterday's game in a collision with the center field wall, will miss the entire 2012 season after his MRI revealed that the dislocation also resulted in a torn labrum. He will require surgery to repair the damage to his non-throwing shoulder.

Short, who spent the 2011 season with Double-A Birmingham, was not expected to make the opening day roster but was in major league camp as a non-roster invitee and hoping to make an impression on the new White Sox coaching staff. I ranked him as the #9 prospect in the organization (prior to the acquisition of Simon Castro, which bumps Short back a spot) and described him as a possible fourth outfielder.

Short would have likely spent the 2012 season with Triple-A Charlotte with an eye towards a September call-up. He is only 23 years old but it is of course never good to miss an entire baseball season. This injury is a hit to his already marginal prospect status.