Buffalo Bisons shortstop Bo Bichette, the Toronto Blue Jays' No. 2 prospect, is going to be sidelined for an indefinite period with a broken left hand after being hit by a pitch during a game Monday night in Syracuse.
Bichette, 21, was struck by a pitch in the third inning from Syracuse's Hector Santiago and was forced to leave the game. The Bisons had a 3-0 lead at the time but went on to lose, 7-3.
Reports Tuesday from the Athletic and Sportsnet say Bichette will be seeking a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis. Bichette is likely to miss several weeks of play, a huge blow to the development of Toronto's top prospect, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
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#BlueJays No. 2 prospect Bo Bichette reportedly has a broken left hand after being hit by a pitch in last night's @BuffaloBisons game. Bichette is #MLB's No. 10 overall prospect: https://t.co/GHKO6yYsIe pic.twitter.com/QepJm89uYm
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) April 23, 2019
The Bisons have the IL's worst record at 4-10 and play in Syracuse again Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. The next home game in Sahlen Field is not until Monday night against Pawtucket.