Even on a nearly 90-degree day in San Francisco, when it rains, it pours. A slow start to Jaylin Davis' big league career took a tough turn Thursday at Oracle Park for the Giants outfielder.
Davis took a 97-mph fastball off his left wrist from Pirates reliever Yacksel Rios in the bottom of the sixth inning and immediately writhed in pain. Manager Bruce Bochy and head athletic trainer Anthony Reyes came to Davis' aid.
He exited the game early and was replaced by Joey Rickard.
After the Giants' 4-2 loss to the Pirates, Bochy announced that Davis has been diagnosed with a left wrist contusion after X-rays came back negative.
It's a left wrist contusion for Jaylin Davis. X-ray came back negative.— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) September 12, 2019
Davis was 0-for-2 with a strikeout before the injury. He's now batting just .143 in seven games since being called up by the Giants.
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The Giants acquired Davis at the MLB trade deadline in a package from the Twins that sent reliever Sam Dyson to Minnesota. The 25-year-old slugged his way through the minors this season, crushing 35 home runs between Double-A and Triple-A.
The power hasn't followed Davis to San Francisco yet though, as he's still searching for his first homer as a major leaguer.
Check back later for more updates following Davis' injury.