Zachary Levine is reporting that Jay Austin suffered a broken hand and will miss about four weeks while it heals. Since minor league camp opens this weekend and opening games for full season teams are set for April 5th, he will miss most if not all of minor league spring training and hence opening day.
This is a set back for Austin who showed promise in 11 games during the Arizona Fall League. He hit .311 with an OPS of .829. I was expecting to see him on the roster for Corpus Christi but it looks like he will now be starting the season rehabbing during extended spring training.