White Sox top prospect Jared Mitchell is scheduled for surgery Tuesday in Scottsdale to repair a posterior tib tear of the left ankle tendon.Mitchell, last June’s No. 1 draft choice, injured his ankle while making a catch Friday in Tempe.
He will be examined Monday and have the surgery performed Tuesday by foot and ankle specialist Dr. John Nasser. A rehabilitation schedule will be set following the surgery, but Mitchell is expected to miss the entire season.
Mitchell was expected to start the 2010 season in Class-AA Birbingham:
The 21-year-old top pick for the White Sox in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft will start 2010 for Double-A Birmingham, and could be the fastest player in the White Sox system.