SAN FRANCISCO -- The Sacramento River Cats won't have one of their best power bats for the PCL playoffs. Instead, Jaylin Davis is finally headed to the big leagues.
Davis, a 25-year-old outfielder acquired from the Twins before the deadline, was called up from Triple-A on Wednesday and will join the struggling big league club in St. Louis. To clear a roster spot, the Giants put right-hander Reyes Moronta on the 60-day injured list.
Davis was picked up in the Sam Dyson trade and has spent most of his time in a new organization mashing Triple-A pitching. He was hitting .333 for the River Cats with 10 homers in 102 at-bats, a continuation of the season he was having as a minor leaguer for the Twins. In 468 total at-bats this season, Davis has 35 homers and 26 doubles.
The Giants have a somewhat crowded outfield mix but still needed to get a look at Davis, who, like Mauricio Dubon, could fill a hole on the 2020 roster. Davis has played all three outfield spots in his career but primarily has been a right fielder. The Giants figure to get him time against lefties, as Mike Yastrzemski has slowed down a bit and Alex Dickerson has struggled since coming off the injured list.
Moronta is out for the year and possibly much longer with a torn labrum. The Giants now will need to clear another roster spot when Johnny Cueto comes off the IL, although his first start has been delayed.