Heritage grad Austin on disabled list

Tyler Austin is a little banged up right now. The 21-year old Conyers native, playing for the Double-A Trenton Thunder, has been on the seven-day disabled list with a right wrist injury and had X-rays on the wrist Wednesday, according to trentonian.com’s Josh Norris. The X-rays showed no structural damage and the 2010 Heritage graduate will soon have MRIs done in Trenton.

Austin, who is in his fourth season in the New York Yankees organization, played and singled in his only plate appearance during last week’s Eastern League All Star Game, then played in Trenton’s first two games after the all-star break from July 11-12. After going 1-for-7 in the two games, Austin hurt the wrist and hit the disabled list. The right fielder had missed the Thunder’s last five games.

“Gotta have some pictures before we can release an official statement,” manager Tony Franklin told trentonian.com. “He’s got some wrist soreness, and we just need to find out exactly what it is. When we do that, he’ll feel better, we’ll feel better and everybody knows how to proceed.”

In 81 games for Trenton, Austin is hitting .254 (79-for-311) with a .344 on-base percentage, six home runs and 39 RBIs.

Trenton began a four-game home series with red-hot New Hampshire (eight-game winning streak) Thursday and will continue the series at 7:05 p.m. tonight.