C Joey Bart, High-A San Jose Giants
Bad news struck the Giants organization Tuesday when it was announced that catcher Joey Bart would miss the next four to six weeks with a fractured hand sustained during an at-bat Monday night against the Stockton Ports.
There was a belief that Bart might rise up through the system this season if he hit as expected. With this setback, he is almost assured to take it easy once he returns from the injured list, meaning his MLB debut will have to wait until 2020, at the earliest.
This news has no effect on the big club. But it does delay his development.
The future star had played in 10 games and was hitting .270/.341/.541 with two homers and eight RBIs at the time of the injury.
Everyone will be looking forward to his return.