Yankees infield prospect D'Angelo Jimenez probably will miss the season after fracturing a bone in his neck in a car accident.
Jimenez, 22, was hurt Monday when his car struck a passenger bus on the Duarte Highway that connects Santo Domingo to the Dominican Republic's northern provinces.
He was transported Wednesday night to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, a Yankees official said on the condition of anonymity. Several sources confirmed Jimenez fractured a bone in his neck.
"It's a miracle that I'm here--I thank God I'm alive," Jimenez said at Santo Domingo's Las Americas Airport Wednesday night.
The injury means Jimenez will miss at least the first four months of the season and might not play at all this year, said Gordon Blakeley, the Yankees vice president of international and professional scouting.
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