Speedy White Sox prospect Micah Johnson is expected to fully recover by the start of spring training after he undergoes right elbow surgery next week.
Johnson, a second baseman who had been participating in the Arizona Fall League, is set for surgery next Tuesday to reposition the nerve in his right elbow. The surgery, to be performed by White Sox hand/wrist/elbow specialist Dr. Mark Cohen, is the same procedure Johnson had performed at Indiana University.
Johnson, who last played on Saturday, followed up a strong 2013 campaign with a good showing in Arizona this month. He had a .320/.379/.520 line with six runs, six RBIs and three steals in six games.
Johnson had a .312/.373/.451 line in 131 games this season. He finished with 46 extra base-hits and stole 84 bases between Single-A Kannapolis, Single-A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham.