Top prospect Alfaro to undergo ankle surgery

Top prospect Alfaro to undergo ankle surgery

ARLINGTON -- Catcher Jorge Alfaro, the Rangers' No. 2 prospect according to MLB.com, will undergo ankle surgery Wednesday that could result in him missing the remainder of the year.

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Alfaro injured a tendon in his left ankle earlier this week and had been in a boot before the organization opted for surgery.

Alfaro, 22, was hitting .253 with five home runs and 21 RBIs though 49 games at Double-A Frisco. Alfaro missed two months in 2012 with a strained hamstring and another month in 2013 with a fracture in his left hand.

Cody Stavenhagen is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.