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Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo will miss three-to-four weeks after an MRI on Tuesday showed a Grade 1 strain of his left groin, reports Alykhan Ravjiani from MLB.com.

Gallo suffered the injury April 30.

The 22-year-old, ranked the No. 7 prospect in all of baseball by MLB Pipeline, suffered a similar injury to the right side of his groin in 2013, which cost him more than a month of action.

A former first-round draft choice, Gallo has always seemed to have trouble keeping his strikeout totals down, although he's made serious strides in doing so this season, whiffing 21 times in 85 plate appearances, compared to 139 in 374 minor-league plate appearances last season.

He also struck out 57 times at the major-league level during 123 plate appearances.

Gallo, who made his MLB debut June 2, 2015, owns a .254/.400/.642 slash line with seven home runs and 16 RBIs at Triple-A Round Rock.

In his lone MLB stint with the Rangers, Gallo hit .204/.301/.417 with six home runs and 14 RBIs across 36 games.