CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Mandy Bell of is reporting that Cleveland Guardians’ top pitching prospect Daniel Espino has experienced soreness in his throwing shoulder.

He is bring shut down and is planning to see a specialist in the coming days.

Espino was placed on the 60-day injured list before the season after experiencing lingering shoulder soreness following a throwing session in January. Medical testing revealed a strain of his subscapularis and a tear of the anterior capsule of his shoulder.

The 22-year old was a first round draft pick of Cleveland in 2019.

He pitched in four games at Double-A Akron last season, posting a record of 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA. He struck out 35 batters in 18.1 innings of work.