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Jeferson Quero To Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

 Matt Tallarini  |    Apr 11th, 2024 9:00am EDT

Jeferson Quero #76 of the Milwaukee Brewers catches during the fifth inning of a spring training game against the Colorado Rockies at American Family Fields of Phoenix on February 25, 2024, in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by David Durochik/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

Milwaukee Brewers catcher prospect Jeferson Quero will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, Adam McCalvy, MLB.com beat writer, reported on April 10. McCalvy reported that his recovery time is nine months.

Quero, 21, was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, and has been with the Brewers organization for four seasons in the minor leagues since he signed as an international amateur free agent on July 2, 2019. He made his professional debut in the Arizona Complex Rookie Level league on July 10, 2021.

Quero was ranked No. 3 in the Brewers organization and is the No. 33 overall prospect from MLBpipeline.com to start the 2024 regular season.

Quero was listed on the 40-man roster for Milwaukee to start the 2024 season.

Quero played in 10 games during spring training and batted .211 with 21 plate appearances, recorded four hits, one double, one home run, four RBI, one walk, and seven strikeouts before he was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on March 10.

He played in one game with Triple-A Nashville to start the season on the road against Triple-A Toledo on March 29 and walked in his lone plate appearance.

Quero batted .262 in Double-A Biloxi during the 2023 season and played in 90 games with 381 plate appearances, smacking 88 hits, 12 doubles, 16 home runs, 49 RBI, five stolen bases, 38 walks, 68 strikeouts, and a .779 OPS.

Quero was also selected to the National League Futures Game in Seattle, was a Southern League Postseason All-Star, and won a MiLB Gold Glove Award in 2023.

Quero, during the 2022 offseason, played in 15 games in the Arizona Fall League with the Glendale Desert Dogs and batted .222 with 55 plate appearances, recording ten hits, three doubles, one triple, three RBI, two stolen bases, seven walks, and 13 strikeouts.

In the 2022 regular season, Quero spent time between Low-A Carolina and High-A Wisconsin and played in 95 games with 404 plate appearances and hit .286, ripping 105 hits, 22 doubles, two triples, ten home runs, 57 RBI, ten stolen bases, 30 walks, 76 strikeouts, and a .780 OPS.

During his four seasons in the minors, Quero has a lifetime average of .278. He played in 209 games with 869 plate appearances, smacking 214 hits, 39 doubles, three triples, 28 home runs, 114 RBI, 19 stolen bases, 81 walks, 154 strikeouts, and a .795 OPS.