by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Rays shortstop prospect Hak-Ju Lee, who suffered torn ligaments in his left knee in late April while playing for Triple-A Durham, is rehabbing his injury and no decision on surgery has been made yet, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Lee, who is considered the Rays' fifth-best prospect by MLB.com, was batting .422 in 15 games prior to getting hurt.
Hak-Ju Lee getting second MRI
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Injured Rays minor league shortstop Hak-Ju Lee flew to the Rays' minor league complex in Port Charlotte, Fla., on Monday to undergo a second MRI exam, MLB.com reports. The second MRI will determine the course of action for the torn ligaments in his left knee.
Lee is likely to undergo season-ending surgery.
"There is a pretty good chance, I would say," Mitch Lukevics, director of Minor League operations for the Rays, said. "Nothing's definitive, but there's a pretty good chance. ... With ligament damage, there usually is."
Hak-Ju Lee tears ligaments in knee in minors
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Rays prospect Hak-Ju Lee suffered torn ligaments in his left knee Saturday while playing for Triple-A Durham, The Tampa Bay Times reports. The injury could sideline him for the remainder of the season.
Lee, 22, is batting .422 (19 for 45) with one homer, seven RBI and six stolen bases through 15 games for Durham.
Rays option three to Triple-A
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) The Tampa Bay Rays made another wave of roster cuts Friday and optioned the following players to Triple-A Durham: infielder Tim Beckham, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee and catcher Robinson Chirinos. Beckham recently returned to action after needing stitches earlier this week to close a cut under his right eye when he was hit by a thrown baseball.
Lee hits stride after break
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (7/23/2012) Rays shortstop prospect Hak-Ju Lee has been a much better offensive contributor for Double-A Montgomery in the second half. Lee hit just .243 in 67 first-half games, but he is batting .331 with a .392 on-base percentage, .444 slugging percentage and .836 OPS in 30 second-half games. He also has five triples, five doubles, 12 stolen bases, 14 RBI and 22 runs after the Double-A All-Star break.