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Rays might seek compensation for injured prospect

Tampa Bay might be seeking another prospect.

MLB - Tampa Bay Devil Rays Press Conference - November 3, 2005

Tampa Bay acquired shortstop prospect Lucius Fox in the trade with the Giants that sent Matt Moore to San Francisco, but the Rays believe Fox had a foot injury before the trade and might seek compensation, according to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times.

Fox reportedly fouled a ball off of his left foot about a week before the trade was announced Monday in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline. He had been playing through the injury, but that information was not provided to the Rays, according to Topkin.

The injury is expected to keep Fox out for as many as six weeks, which would likely end his 2016 season. As a result, Fox wouldn’t play again until the fall, which could hinder his development.

Tampa Bay would have to work with MLB in order to receive any form of compensation from San Francisco, according to Topkin. San Francisco General Manager Bobby Evans told The San Jose Mercury News he planned to speak to the Rays on Saturday.

While the Rays knew Matt Duffy and Michael Santos were on the disabled list at the time of Monday’s trade, they were unaware of Fox’s condition.

Fox, 19, hasn’t played since the end of July and was batting .207 before being sidelined with the injury.

This isn’t the only deal that could be reviewed by Major League Baseball, as the Padres are reportedly under investigation for not disclosing relevant medical information in a pair of trades with the Red Sox and Marlins.