Bart (hand) is about 10 days from getting into an extended spring training game, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. Bart fractured his left hand in mid-April, but he's been progressing nicely and should return to game action in just over a week. The Giants are unlikely to rush one of their top prospects back before he's ready, so don't be surprised if they exercise caution with the backstop.
Bart has been diagnosed with a fractured left hand and is expected to miss the next 4-to-6 weeks, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Bart exited Monday night's minor-league game after getting drilled by a pitch on the hand, and the injury will result in an extended absence for one of San Francisco's top prospects. The good news is that the fracture is on Bart's non-throwing hand, which should make for a quicker recovery.
Bart is seeing a hand specialist Tuesday after being hit by a pitch Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Bart appeared to be in quite some pain following the incident. The Giants are expected to provide an update on the nature and severity of the injury following his visit to the specialist.
Bart exited Monday's minor-league game after being struck by a pitch near his wrist, play-by-play announcer for the San Jose Giants, Joe Ritzo, reports. Bart looked to get hit near his wrist and was clearly in pain immediately after, although the extent of the damage is not yet known. He'll be considered day-to-day and is likely headed for X-rays.
Bart is opening the year with High-A San Jose, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports. The No. 2 overall pick in last year's draft demolished short-season pitching after signing, but this will be a much fairer test for the 22-year-old backstop. He will probably rake again in the California League, and his defense is good enough that it won't slow his ascent up the minor-league ranks.