Outfielder and top prospect Mason Williams was cleared by doctors today to resuming running and workouts. He had surgery to repair damage to his left (non-throwing) shoulder labrum in early-August after injuring himself diving for a ball in the outfield.
Williams, 21, hit .298/.346/.474 with 11 homers and 20 steals in 397 plate appearances split between Low-A Charleston and High-A Tampa this season. I have to think he’ll be ready to go come Spring Training considering that he’s already resumed workouts, but don’t hold me to that. Either way, this is very good news. The Yankees lost a lot of top young players to injury this year and it’s good to see them finally get one back.