Struggling Giants Call Up Power-hitting Outfield Prospect Jaylin Davis

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 with the Giants. 

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. 

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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. 

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