Brandon Short suffered a dislocated left shoulder and torn labrum Thursday after an unsuccessful attempt to catch a deep drive against the Texas Rangers.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the outfielder will undergo surgery and will miss the entirety of his age-23 season.
After a promising 2010 that saw Short post a .365 OBP in Single-A Winston-Salem, Short struggled with Double-A Birmingham, compiling just a .318 OBP. His success at Single-A may have been fueled by some luck, though, as his BABIP sat at a pretty unsustainable .372 with the Dash. That number fell to a more neutral .317 with Birmingham, and his walk rate didn't improve much (5 to 6 percent), leading to his lower on-base percentage.
Short ranked as high as No. 9 on major White Sox prospect lists, although he didn't crack John Sickels' top 20 or Baseball America's top 10.
The White Sox haven't wavered on their asking price for Chris Sale, and their patience may be paying off.
According to FOX's Ken Rosenthal, trade talks surrounding Sale are intensifying between the White Sox and Nationals that would likely include Washington's two top prospects in RHP Lucas Giolito and OF Victor Robles.
Despite the trade chatter heating up, a source told CSN's Chuck Garfien that the White Sox aren't close to a deal and continue to talk with other teams regarding the White Sox ace.
In an exclusive interview with CSN earlier on Monday, White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said trading Sale would be 'very hard' on multiple levels, particularly being satisfied with the package coming back.
Perhaps it's only a matter a time before Sale gets traded, but the White Sox have made it clear they won't make a deal unless they're maximizing their return.