Cubs top prospect Billy McKinney will miss the remainder of the 2015 season due to a hairline fracture on his knee after fouling a pitch off his knee during a game against Chattanooga.
The 20-year-old outfielder was acquired in a trade with the Oakland Athletics that sent pitchers Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija to Oakland in 2014.
He’s gonna go to Chicago to see the orthopedic guys up there — leave Wednesday and see them Thursday, said Buddy Bailey, McKinney’s manager at Double-A Tennessee. . Obviously, from what they see and what information they have, then his diagnosis and how long he’ll be out, whatever his process is to get healthy again, those guys will be knowing what they need to do Thursday.
McKinney is hitting .285 with three home runs and 39 RBI in 77 Double-league game.