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Jorge Alfaro potentially out for the year with ankle injury

Evan Grant reports that Jorge Alfaro is out for potentially the remainder of the season after injuring his ankle

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Jorge Alfaro, the Rangers' prized catching prospect who has spent this season with AA Frisco, could miss the remainder of the season after suffering a "significant" left ankle injury, according to Evan Grant.

Alfaro was considered, along with Nomar Mazara and Joey Gallo, one of the Rangers top position prospects coming into this season, and had gotten good reviews for his improvement with his game-calling and pitcher handling this spring.  He was hitting .253/.314/.432 in 204 plate appearances prior to the injury.

While Alfaro was not expected to contribute to the major league team this season, this is a big blow for the organization, as Alfaro is considered the team's catcher of the future, and the Rangers have wanted him to get regular reps behind the plate in order for him to continue refining his defensive game.  If Alfaro is not able to return by the end of the minor league season, it is possible he could make up for some lost time by playing in the AFL in October.