ST. PETERSBURG — Shortstop Lucius Fox, the highly rated prospect acquired from the Giants in the Matt Moore trade, came over as unexpectedly damaged goods with a foot injury and the Rays might seek additional compensation.
Fox, 19, had a bruised left foot as the result of foul ball a couple of weeks before the trade was announced Monday. The injury is not overly serious, though it could keep Fox from playing again before the minor-league season ends, which means he would make his Rays debut in the fall instructional league.
The Rays would have to work through MLB to get awarded additional compensation from the Giants. All three players the Rays got for Moore were injured, though they knew big-league infielder Matt Duffy and minor-league pitcher Michael Santos were on the disabled list. They don't plan to send Fox back.
Fox was hitting .207 at Class A Augusta before the trade.
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer