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Pirates Get Bad Injury Update on Top Prospect Henry Davis

Larry Rupp
The Pittsburgh Pirates got a bad injury update on top prospect Henry Davis.
The Pittsburgh Pirates got a bad injury update on top prospect Henry Davis. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected catcher Henry Davis with the first pick of the 2021 MLB Draft in hopes that he could guide their rebuild behind the plate for years to come. His minor league career has gotten off to a solid start, but the latest injury update on his wrist comes with bad news.

Henry Davis Injury Update

Davis suffered what has been diagnosed as a "small non-displaced fracture" in his wrist and his recovery timeline remains unclear at this point. The 22-year-old has been out of action for over a week now and will likely remain on the injured list longer than he was originally expected to.

There has been no reports as to what caused his most recent ailment, but the fact that Davis has been hit by 11 pitches this season doesn't help the issue. That's the fourth-highest mark among all minor league players. The No. 21 prospect in baseball may just need some time off for now.

The good news is that Davis had been making an immediate impact at Altoona since being promoted from High-A to Double-A earlier this year. Overall, he is slashing .333/.454/.598 across 24 games played in 2022. Davis has also racked up 20 runs scored, 6 home runs, 24 RBI and 5 stolen bases.

Keep an eye out for more updates regarding Davis' status moving forward as he is set to visit Pittsburgh to undergo more testing. The Pirates sit 9.5 games backs in the NL Central with a record of 16-23 and have odds set at +75000 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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