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Giants Receive Optimistic Injury Update on Joey Bart

Tyler Maher
San Francisco Giants rookie catcher Joey Bart is going through concussion protocol.
San Francisco Giants rookie catcher Joey Bart is going through concussion protocol. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The San Francisco Giants lost again on Monday, dropping their fifth straight game with a 6-5 defeat to the San Diego Padres. They also lost rookie catcher Joey Bart in the process, as Bart exited the game early after taking a foul tip off his face mask.

Bart is going through concussion protocol, but Giants manager Gabe Kapler revealed after the game that the move was largely precautionary.

San Francisco is being cautious with its 25-year-old backstop, who was the second overall pick of the 2018 MLB Draft. Bart has started to improve at the plate after a slow start to 2022, batting .328/.371/.517 with three home runs in August.

With the Giants five games below .500 and essentially out of the playoff race at this point, they can afford to be careful with Bart. He's expected to be a franchise cornerstone for years to come, so the club doesn't want to take any unnecessary risks with him in what is shaping up to be a lost season for the reigning NL West champs.

Bart has been banged up lately with ankle and groin injuries earlier this month, so perhaps some time off will let his body recover and help him finish his rookie campaign strong. Austin Wynns replaced Bart on Monday and will likely fill in for him should he miss additional time.

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