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Ankle injury will keep top Red Sox prospect Triston Casas out of Worcester lineup a bit longer

Triston Casas was diagnosed with an ankle sprain after a baserunning mishap May 17.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

More than two weeks after he suffered a high right ankle sprain, Red Sox prospect Triston Casas has yet to resume swinging a bat or agility work, making it unlikely that he will return to Triple A Worcester’s lineup in this week’s series against the Syracuse Mets.

Casas, 22, injured his ankle May 17 while running back to third base on a lineout to short. His right foot hit the bag awkwardly, and while he stayed in the game, he had to be removed prior to his next plate appearance as swelling took hold.

Casas, the second-ranked prospect in the Red Sox system, has made some progress, but discomfort remains, and given that, as a lefthanded hitter, he transfers most of his weight onto his right foot on his swing, he hasn’t been able to hit on the field or in the cage since the injury.


The problem was diagnosed as an ankle sprain, and the team has not sent him for an MRI.

Casas is hitting .248/.359/.457 with 6 homers and 15 extra-base hits for the WooSox. He has been driving the ball with increased frequency, leveraging his huge frame (6 feet 5 inches, 260 pounds) to produce harder contact.

Also in Worcester, righthander Connor Seabold, out since May 15 with a pectoral strain, has resumed throwing off a mound. He could be nearing a return.

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