Mike Martin Jr. announced some good and some bad news after tonight’s win over Stetson. FSU baseball will be without one of their starters for the rest of the season. Jr. announced that Reese Albert will be out for the year after a knee procedure. The head coach said Albert’s rehab will last six to eight weeks.
Albert struggled to ever get it going in 2021. A concussion in Blacksburg early in the season led to major struggles. The outfielder finished the year hitting .176. He had two doubles and four homers. He struck out 39 times in 26 games while posting a .648 OPS.
The Seminoles will likely turn to one of Logan Lacey, Wyatt Crowell, or Isaiah Perry in center field the rest of the way. All three have seen time in center the last four games. Albert has been out since game one against Boston College. Albert will still have one year of eligibility left that he can use next season if he decides to return to Florida State.
Clayton Kwiatkowski, who left FSU’s game on Sunday with an arm injury, is expected to return at some point this year. The southpaw is currently labeled as ‘day-to-day’ with a forearm strain. The MRI of his elbow came back clean. Kwiatkowski has posted a 2.55 ERA in 17.2 IP this season.