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Red Sox top prospect Marcelo Mayer out with right wrist soreness

Marcelo Mayer, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 draft, is hitting .333/.397/.491 with Single A Salem.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

Red Sox top prospect Marcelo Mayer, out since April 23 for what had been described as workload management in his first full pro season, has developed minor right wrist soreness that will sideline him for an additional few days, according to Red Sox farm director Brian Abraham.

The 19-year-old, selected with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 draft, had been scheduled to return to the Single A Salem lineup this weekend. But while Mayer is considered day to day and, for now, is not expected to land on the injured list, he’s likely to sit for the remaining games this weekend, with the team hopeful that he will be ready to return for this coming week’s series against Myrtle Beach. Though he hasn’t been playing in games, Mayer has been able to continue baseball activities, including swinging.


In 13 games for Salem, Mayer is hitting .333/.397/.491 with a homer, six doubles, and three steals. He’s been error-free in a dozen games in the field.

Alex Speier can be reached at alex.speier@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @alexspeier.