Mason Williams cleared to resume workouts following shoulder surgery


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.

Categories : Asides, Injuries, Minors
  • Bo Knows

    Good news for once coming from the prospect front

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Starting LF’er and batting 9th for the New York Yankees, I give you: Mas-who am I kidding it’s going to be Brett Gardner, with Granderson in CF and either Swisher or Ichiro in right.

    • Laz

      Gardner is still a good player, and at this point would probably still be better than Mason.

  • Dan Gold

    Lay off the head shop supplies

  • The Moral Majority is Neither

    I’m excited for Williams, Austin and Heathcott along with Ravel Santana and Wilmer Romero.

    I tend to mix them up but do any of Melky Mesa, Abe Alomonte and Zoilio Almonte have any platoon or defensive strengths that would make them useful major leaguers even if they don’t make a major development leap?