The Strange Silence; Anthony Alford

by Dan Langille | Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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Anthony Alford

The Dunedin Blue Jays and Anthony Alford had a lot going for him in making his way up and out of class A baseball in Dunedin. With Alford being one the Toronto Blue Jays top prospects we should be expecting a big year out of this man.

However, that all changed on opening day, April 7th. After taking a walk and stealing second base in the 6th, he scored on a single by Jonathan Davis. The throw to home plate was high, forcing the Clearwater Threshers catcher, Gabriel Lino to jump and ultimately land on Alford. Anthony had immediately left the game and walked off the field under his own power. This is the last we have heard about him.

On April 10th the Dunedin Blue Jays placed Alford on the 7-day disabled list with a knee/leg injury. We are now 12 days past this and neither the Dunedin Jays or the Toronto Blue Jays organization has made any comment or release on him. This leaves me very suspect about the extent of this injury and why it is taking so long to know more. I had been in contact with a source to be able to find out more, and they know the same as we do, nothing. With everything going on, my suspicion is that the injury is more serious that originally anticipated with how little he has been talked about over the last 2 weeks.

I was told yesterday surgery for Alford is “off the table” and rehab seems to be working. Also told never say never re: surgery. [John Lott via Twitter]”

Anthony Alford was drafted in 2012 in the third round right out of Petal High School in Mississipi. Alford also won back-to-back baseball state championships with his high school.

Unfortunately, we can only wait to hear from the organization as to the status and health of Anthony Alford.

The strange silence continues…

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Dan is a baseball nut, just trying to find the peanuts. Partial to the Blue Jays. Insurance adjuster by day and baseball writer by night. You can call me Night Writer. Find me on Twitter @allthingslang.

  • Kevin_Hurley

    I’m not being an ass, I just like helping out blogs that I actually like reading and I am very anal about details. He was drafted out of high school, the Jays signed him but in a very interesting deal they let him continue to play football at Southern Miss. He was not allowed to play college baseball after he signed with the Jays. He also transferred to Ole Miss after he was removed from the football team at Southern Miss. I realize it doesn’t change the actual point of the article but just thought I would point it out.

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