Yankees top prospect OF Estevan Florial will be missing significant time as he will have surgery to repair a fractured hamate bone in his right wrist, per NY Daily News Mike Mazzeo.
Florial, who is considered the top position-player prospect in the Yankees' system, could miss as much as three months worth of games.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone, who had the exact same injury as Florial back in 2001, missed only one month. He sees this as simply a small setback.
"Frustrated a little bit, but it's a little bump in the road," Boone said. "Hopefully it's something that's not too long. I had surgery on the hook of my hamate too and I recall it not being that long of a thing.
"Hopefully it's just a little break in the action for him and he'll be back for most of the summer. That's hopefully the plan."
Florial has been playing for High-A Tampa, where he was hitting .246 with six doubles, one homer and 10 RBI over 36 games this season. He also owned a .696 OPS over that span.