Brennen Davis Came Out of the Game After Being Hit By a Pitch (UPDATES)

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Brennen Davis Came Out of the Game After Being Hit By a Pitch (UPDATES)

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Sigh. I just want to have nice things. But one of the Cubs nicest things, top prospect Brennen Davis, keeps getting hit by baseballs. (SEE HOPEFUL UPDATES BELOW.)

Here’s a look at the hit-by-pitch that caught Davis on the right knee in the bottom of the second inning.

After falling to the ground, Davis made a move to first, but quickly stopped and hunched over, before getting checked by the trainer and staying in the game for a short while. But minutes later, Davis was lifted for a pinch-runner and his afternoon ended early. Hopefully, that’s the last we’ll hear of it.

As you’ll no doubt recall, Davis has already been slowed by HBPs three times in his young career (twice on the hand/wrist, once in the face), and he was hit by another wild pitch today. Obviously, early in spring training (and ahead of a season like this), you’re operating with the most caution possible, but that doesn’t mean he’s completely out of the woods. Hopefully, we have a positive update for you shortly.

UPDATE: Well, that’s not the best case scenario, but it could be worse. We’ll see how he feels after he sleeps on it tonight.

UPDATE 2 (the day after): So they did go ahead and get an X-ray, but the results – as well as how Davis is feeling today – are positive:

I’d still expect to see him out of big league Spring Training games for a while, but hopefully this means no impact on his ramp up for the Triple-A season (or anything thereafter).

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami