Kyle Crick injury: Right-handed prospect to rejoin San Jose’s rotation Friday

Kyle Crick is set to re-join the San Jose Giants rotation Friday, according to Joe Ritzo of the San Jose club.The right-handed starter had been out since April 18 with an oblique injury. He had started just three times before the injury, pitching a total of 9.2 innings and posting a 0.93 ERA.

According to Baseball America, Crick was the No. 1 prospect in the Giants’ system following the 2012 season. Prior to that, he was the No. 8 prospect at the ripe old age of 18. In 121 innings at low-A and High-A, Crick has a 2.31 ERA, striking out more than ten batters per nine innings and allowing 6.3 hits per nine. His last season-plus has been impressive, especially considering Crick is still just 20 years old.

The Giants drafted Crick out of high school (Sherman, TX) with the 49th selection in the 2011 amateur draft. He was San Francisco’s second pick in that draft, as they took middle infielder Joe Panik with the 29th pick.

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