Prospect Lee may be out for season with knee injury

Prospect Lee may be out for season with knee injury

ST. PETERSBURG -- Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee, one of the Rays' top prospects, tore ligaments in his left knee during the first game of Triple-A Durham's doubleheader on Saturday and will likely be out for the rest of the season.

Lee, ranked as's No. 56 overall prospect and No. 5 in the Rays organization, was involved in a collision at second base during the Durham Bulls' 10-4 win over the Norfolk Tides on Saturday afternoon. He left the game and was reportedly unable to put any weight on his left leg as he was taken off the field.

Before the injury, Lee was batting .422 with a 1.136 OPS, both of which led the team, in 15 games played. He has long been considered a potential Gold Glove-caliber shortstop at the Major League level.

Lee will travel to St. Petersburg and be examined by the Rays' doctors.

Adam Berry is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.