Dbacks broadcast makes a hilarious mistake regarding a Chicago Cubs prospect

Smokies Center Fielder Alexander Canario (24) swings at bat during a game against the Rocket City
Smokies Center Fielder Alexander Canario (24) swings at bat during a game against the Rocket City / Jamar Coach/News Sentinel / USA TODAY

Chicago Cubs fans know that outfield prospect Alexander Canario likely will not be ready to return to baseball games before Opening Day but apparently, that message was not relayed to the Arizona Diamondbacks' broadcast team for Bally Sports.

During the Cubs' split-squad game against the Diamondbacks on Monday, the Bally Sports broadcast displayed a graphic that Canario was taking an at-bat.

Canario appearing in a Cactus League this Spring for the Cubs would certainly be a newsworthy event. After suffering a freak injury during the Arizona Fall League, Canario underwent two surgeries this offseason to repair a dislocated left shoulder as well as a fractured left ankle. Canario has resumed light baseball activity but the expectation is that he won't be ready for game action until closer to the second half of the season.

Had Canario not been injured during the Arizona Fall League last season, chances are the Cubs' offseason would have had a different look to it. Canario was on the cusp of being ready for the Major League level and if not used in a trade package, he likely would have had an opportunity at being a part of the team's outfield picture on Opening Day.

Who was the prospect pictured?

The prospect that the Diamondbacks broadcast believed to be Canario was actually fellow Cubs' outfielder prospect Jordan Nwogu. Nwogu was selected in the third round of the 2020 Major League Baseball draft by the Cubs. With Class A-South Bend last season, Nwogu slashed .265/..357/.499/.856 to go along with 15 home runs.

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