Astros' prospect Pedro Leon to miss 6-8 weeks

The Astros centerfield prospect underwent sports hernia surgery on Tuesday
Leon
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Astros prospect Pedro Leon will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks after undergoing sports hernia surgery on Tuesday, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

Leon, 24, is rated as the Astros fourth best prospect by MLB.com and batted .228 with 17 home runs and 63 RBI in 115 games for Triple-A Sugar Land in 2022. He started games in centerfield, right field, second base, and shortstop during his second season in the Astros organization.

Signed for $4 million out of Cuba in 2021, Leon represented the Astros at the Future's game that summer and the Arizona Fall League that fall.

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