The SF Giants have told reporters outfielder Jaylin Davis is dealing with knee tendinitis and will be out for 4-6 weeks. Davis entered the preseason in a competition to make the Opening Day roster as a fifth outfielder. However, a rough preseason left him on the outside looking in.
While Steven Duggar was quite productive, and offseason acquisition LaMonte Wade Jr was one of the final cuts, Davis struck out 12 times in 22 plate appearances and managed just four hits. Davis was dealing with knee soreness at the start of spring training, and while his performance was an obvious red flag, his injury could have played a role in his performance.
SF Giants outfielder Jaylin Davis is out for 4-to-6 weeks with knee tendinitis.
Davis ranked as the 23rd-best prospect in the organization entering the season. The 26-year-old has had two separate stints with the Giants in 2019 and 2020 to mixed results. In 59 career plate appearances, Davis has struck out 16 times against just three walks with two home runs and a .167/.237/.278 triple-slash.
As most fans know, Davis was acquired by the Giants at the 2019 trade deadline from the Minnesota Twins. He had hit 25 home runs in 424 plate appearances between the Twins’ Double-A and Triple-A affiliates before the trade. Then, in just 27 games for the Sacramento River Cats, Davis hit .333/.419/.686 with 10 home runs before earning a promotion to the big-league club.
SF Giants outfielder Jaylin Davis has struggled to find a place in the organization over the past two seasons. Davis has suffered another setback as he deals with knee tendinitis. Assuming his recovery and rehab goes as planned, he should return to action in 4-6 weeks, just as the Triple-A season gets underway.