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Mets prospect Bradley Marquez needs surgery after football injury at Texas Tech

Outfield prospect Bradley Marquez, a 2011 draft pick of the New York Mets, suffered an injury while playing wide receiver for the Texas Tech Red Raiders that will end his football season.

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New York Mets prospect Bradley Marquez will miss the rest of Texas Tech's football season due to surgery, but should be able to play again in the Mets' minor-league system this coming season.

Marquez was a 16th-round pick of the Mets in 2011, and has been moonlighting as both a college wide receiver for the Red Raiders and a center fielder in the Mets' farm system. He was injured in Texas Tech's upset win over West Virginia on Saturday and will require season-ending surgery. However, the injury is not a torn ACL, meaning he could play in the minors again in 2013, although his status is still uncertain at this point.

The 19-year-old played in nine games for the Rookie League Kingsport Mets, his first in the minors, hitting .267 with a double and a triple in 30 at-bats. Marquez is in his second year with Texas Tech, and had 172 yards on 16 receptions through his first six games before suffering the injury.