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Hunter Dozier suffers wrist fracture

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The top hitting prospect suffers another setback.

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Royals top hitting prospect Hunter Dozier has suffered a hamate fracture in his left wrist and has been placed on the disabled list at AAA Omaha. The general recovery time for such an injury is 4-6 weeks, according to Kansas City Star reporter Rustin Dodd.

Dozier, who was named Royals Minor League Player of the Year last year, missed the first two months of the season with a left oblique strain. After three games of rehab at Wilmington, he was hitting .217/.296/.304 in seven games with AAA Omaha with 12 strikeouts in 27 plate appearances.

Dozier has not appeared in a game for Omaha since June 6. He was hit by a pitch on May 30, but it is unclear if that had anything to do with his injury. MLB.com reporter Jeffrey Flanagan reported that Dozier had a “minor wrist issue” last August.

The former first-round pick hit .296/.366/.533 with 23 home runs across AA and AAA last year before getting in eight games with the Royals last September in a cup of coffee. Dozier will turn 26 in August.