Mason Williams cleared to workout following shoulder surgery

One of the Yankees top prospects this offseason, outfielder Mason Williams, had season ending shoulder surgery in August, but it sounds like it won’t carry over into 2013 at all as he’s already been cleared to begin working out by doctors, according to his Twitter feed.

This is great news as shoulder surgeries have been known to derail prospects progress toward the majors and as the Yankees attempt to get to $189 million payroll by 2014, they need Williams as soon as possible. With him able to workout now, he’ll have enough time to put in a full offseason of work and should have no problem getting ready by next season. So when it’s all over he’ll have only missed a little more than a month despite having major surgery.

Mad Mase, who recently turned 21, finished the year in High-A Tampa which is where he’ll probably start the 2013 season.¬†He hit .298/.346/.474 in 91 games overall and was ranked as the Yankees No. 3 prospect by Bronx Baseball Daily.

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2 Responses to Mason Williams cleared to workout following shoulder surgery

  1. MANNY@BKLYD says:

    IT HAS BEEN 7 YEARS + SINCE THE YANKEE HAD A KID FROM THE FARM STICK IN THE MAJOR.ROBINSON CANO AND CHINMING WANG,I THINK IS TIME TO SEE SOME GUYS FROM THE FARM BLOSSON WITH THE BIG CLUB.WE KNOW ABOUT NUNI,HOW ABOUT MANNY BUNUELOS MASON WILLIAMS GABY SANCHEZ ETC.LETS JUST HOPE

    • Brett Gardner, Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain, David Robertson, Ivan Nova, Eduardo Nunez, Francisco Cervelli, and David Phelps all came up from the farm and stuck in the majors.