Red Sox top prospect Marcelo Mayer is still dealing with soreness in his right wrist, which is why he’s been out of Single-A Salem’s lineup for four consecutive games since returning earlier this week.
Mayer is still performing non-game baseball activities while he’s out, according to a source. The status of his return is day to day.
Mayer had missed 13 games starting on April 24 – first due to workload management before he developed right wrist soreness that kept him out longer – before he returned on Tuesday for one game. He hasn’t played since, as of Salem’s starting lineup on Saturday night.
Mayer was the No. 4 overall pick in last year’s draft and is ranked the No. 14 overall prospect by Baseball America. The 19-year-old shortstop is playing his first full professional season and is batting .328 with one home run, six doubles, 10 RBI and an .863 OPS in 14 games for Salem so far.