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Minor League Injury Notes: Numata, Walding, James

Chace Numata, Image- Jay Floyd
Just a few quick notes on some injuries throughout minor league camp…

Catcher Chace Numata confirmed with me today that he will miss at least a few months following a fractured hamate and surgery to repair triangular fibrocartilage in his left wrist. The 21-year-old Hawaiian was a South Atlantic League All-Star for Class A Lakewood last season, posting a .231/.307/.305 line in 94 contests.

Third baseman Mitch Walding is on the shelf as he continues to deal with the rib issue that shortened his season last summer. Walding was dealing with a misdiagnosed fracture when he suffered a more severe break while getting off the couch in the Lakewood locker room last August. Walding told me today that he is scheduled for surgery to fully remove the rib and is likely to miss at least six weeks. The 21-year-old was the Phils’ 5th round draft pick in 2011.

Outfielder Jiwan James, who missed a considerable portion of last season following knee surgery, is out of action once again with a knee issue. The limitation is precautionary, according to a source. James, who is a month shy of turning 25, sported a .260/.301/.322 line in 36 contests with Class A Advanced Clearwater last season.

This post originally appeared on PhilliesNation.com.

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