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Top Red Sox prospect Daniel Flores dealing with serious medical condition

Rob Bradford
November 08, 2017 - 8:37 am

According to multiple sources, top Red Sox prospect Daniel Flores is dealing with a serious medical condition that could impact his 2018 season.

While the exact diagnosis isn't known, the 17-year-old was recently in Boston to address the situation.

Citing HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) laws, and out of respect to Flores and his family, the Red Sox declined comment.

Flores, a catcher, was signed by the Red Sox as part of their most recent international free agent signing class, July 2. A native of Venezuela, he was inked to a $3.1 million signing bonus.

Both MLB.com and Baseball America identified Flores as the No. 2 ranked prospect among those international free agents signed over the summer. BA's Ben Badler identified Flores as the best international catching prospect since Gary Sanchez, who was signed by the Yankees in 2009.

After signing, Flores spent last season at the Red Sox' academy in the Dominican Republic. He was slated to play in the Dominican Summer League in 2018.

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