A lot of people have noticed that Double-A outfielder Nick Weglarz
has not played since July 19th. He was in the midst of an 0-for-25 stretch at the plate when he mysteriously disappeared, so the logical thought was his knee acted up on him again. As it turns out he was struck in the right eye recently by a teammate that was doing exercises with a bat which resulted in a black eye and some concussion like symptoms. It is not considered serious, which is why he is still on the active roster and has not been placed on the disabled list. It is amazing how freak injuries just find their way of happening to him.
One thing to note is that it is possible once Weglarz is cleared to play that he is bumped up to Columbus. Even though he is not hitting well in his 33 games in Akron (.168, 2 HR, 10 RBI, .659 OPS), he should still be in Columbus at some point and it could help spark his play. Follow Tony and the Indians Prospect Insider on Twitter @TonyIPI. Also, his latest book the 2011 Cleveland Indians Top 100 Prospects & More is available for purchase for $20.95 to customers in the US (shipping and handling extra).