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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Gripping bat again

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Thursday that Davis (wrist) has resumed "gripping activities," Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Tomczyk didn't offer a timeline for when Davis might be able to take batting practice, much less play in games, so he looks set to remain on Double-A Altoona's injured list for at least another week or two. Due to recurring wrist issues, Davis has played in just 17 games for Altoona since receiving a promotion from High-A Greensboro in early May.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Facing multi-week shutdown

    Davis (wrist) will be shut down for a couple weeks, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports. Davis landed on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Altoona last week due to a left wrist issue and won't participate in activities for several weeks. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return to game action, but the team plans to re-evaluate the catcher after he's been shut down for a few weeks.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Heading to injured list

    Davis (wrist) was placed on the 7-day injured list at Double-A Altoona on Friday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Davis missed nearly a month earlier this season with a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist, and he'll now take some more time off since the injury apparently didn't heal properly. He was last in the lineup for Altoona on Saturday and was playing through some discomfort before being held out the past few days with soreness.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Bothered by wrist again

    Double-A Altoona manager Kieran Mattison said that Davis hasn't been included in the lineup since Saturday due to a nagging left wrist injury, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports. A non-displaced fracture of the same wrist previously forced the 2021 No. 1 overall pick to miss just under a month of action earlier in the season, so it's somewhat troubling that the wrist is bothering him again. Since rejoining Altoona on June 11 following a brief rehab assignment, Davis has slashed an unremarkable .175/.299/.316 with six extra-base hits in 15 games. He'll likely be monitored for a few more days as Altoona weighs whether to place the 22-year-old catcher on the 7-day injured list once again.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Back from injured list

    Davis (wrist) was activated from the 7-day injured list at Double-A Altoona on Friday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Dvais has been out the past month after suffering a fractured left wrist, but he's rejoined Altoona after making two rehab appearances in the lower minors. The 22-year-old is the Pirates' top prospect and had a .341/.450/.585 slash line in 22 games at High-A Greensboro to begin the season before being promoted to Double-A.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Starts up rehab assignment

    Davis (wrist) was cleared to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with the Pirates' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate, MLB.com reports. Davis will likely need only a few tune-up games in the FCL before the Pirates send him back to Double-A Altoona, where he played just two games following his call-up from High-A Greensboro before suffering a non-displaced fracture of his left wrist. Once Adley Rutschman logs enough at-bats with the Orioles to exhaust his prospect eligibility, Davis will become the clear No. 1 catching prospect in baseball.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Resumes full baseball activities

    Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Davis (wrist) has resumed full baseball activities, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Davis has recovered quickly after sustaining a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist May 22, and he's expected to have his rehab transferred to the Pirates' extended spring training facility soon. The 22-year-old seems to be trending toward a return to game action sometime in early-to-mid June.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Should resume activities soon

    Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that he expects Davis (wrist) to resume baseball activities in "days, not weeks," Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. Davis was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of his left wrist last week, but the Pirates appear confident that the 22-year-old backstop won't have to miss extensive time on account of the injury. If Cherington's projected timeline for Davis to resume baseball activities proves accurate, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 first-year player draft might be ready to return to game action by early June. Since the injury is to Davis' non-throwing arm, he should be able to quickly settle back in as Double-A Altoona's catcher once activated from the 7-day injured list instead of having to serve as a designated hitter.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Dealing with non-displaced fracture

    Pirates general manager Ben Cherington clarified Sunday that Davis is recovering from a "small non-displaced fracture" in his left wrist, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The injury had initially been labeled as a bruised left wrist when Davis was placed on the 7-day injured list Wednesday after just two games into his tenure at Double-A Altoona. As a result of the updated diagnosis, Davis will miss more than seven days on account of the injury, but the fact that the fracture is non-displaced means that the young backstop's recovery timeline could be measured in weeks rather than months. Between his two minor-league stops this season, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 first-year player draft was batting .333 with 10 extra-base hits and five stolen bases over 108 plate appearances.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Goes on 7-day IL

    Double-A Altoona placed Davis (wrist) on its 7-day injured list Wednesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Davis hasn't played since May 12 due to the left wrist contusion, but the Pirates were optimistic that he would be ready to rejoin the Altoona lineup later this week. Ultimately, the organization determined the 2021 No. 1 overall pick was better served getting some time off to rest. Between stops at Altoona and High-A Greensboro this season, Davis is hitting .333 with six home runs and five stolen bases across 108 plate appearances.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Dealing with minor wrist contusion

    Davis has missed the last three games at Double-A Altoona due to a minor wrist contusion, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Davis has appeared in two games since being promoted to Altoona and has gone 1-for-5 with a homer, two runs, two RBI and a walk. In spite of his recent absence, he's expected to return to the lineup sometime this week.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Promoted to Double-A

    Davis was promoted to Double-A Altoona on Sunday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Davis got off to a hot start at High-A Greensboro this year, slashing .350/.448/.600 with five homers, 22 RBI, 18 runs and five RBI over 21 games. The 22-year-old has a limited sample in the minors but will have a chance to prove himself against increased competition following his promotion.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Pushing for Altoona

    Davis is hitting .350/.448/.600 with five home runs, 22 RBI and 18 runs scored across 96 plate appearances with High-A Greensboro. Davis is benefitting from a 397 BABIP, but he has struck just 18.8 percent of the time. After posting a .424 wOBA with Greensboro over a limited 24 plate appearance sample last season, Davis has maintained a .464 wOBA to begin the 2022 campaign. Though the Pirates typically move prospects slowly through their system, Davis appears to have little left to prove at High-A and could be headed to Double-A Altoona shortly.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Enjoying strong April

    Davis is hitting .340/.476/.540 with two homers and two steals across 14 games with High-A Greenville so far this season. He only played in eight games after being drafted first overall last year, but Davis performed quite well in those eight games --and so far, it's been no different this season. If the 22-year-old catcher continues putting up numbers like these, it's quite likely that he'll move up to Double-A by midsummer. The biggest question with Davis is not his bat, but rather whether he'll stick behind the plate. He hasn't exactly excelled at throwing out base stealers, and he's already seen five games at DH this year. It seems like he may be a better fit as a first baseman or DH, if only for the sake of getting his bat in the lineup on an everyday basis, but the Pirates haven't yet indicated any intention of moving him off his current position.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Over oblique injury

    Davis said Monday that he's completely healed from the right oblique strain that he sustained in late August, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "If it was the home stretch and playoffs in MLB, I'm playing through that, 100 percent," Davis said of the Pirates' decision to shut him down with the injury. "Just a group decision to be a little careful." The No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 first-year player draft missed the final month of the minor-league season while recovering from the injury, but he doesn't look as though he'll face any limitations in his offseason workouts as he preps for spring training. Davis, 22, slashed .263/.375/.684 over six games at High-A Greensboro before sustaining the injury. The catching prospect will likely return to the High-A level for the start of the 2022 campaign.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Out with oblique strain

    Davis was placed on the 7-day injured list Tuesday with a strained right oblique, MLB Pipeline reports. Davis last saw the field for High-A Greensboro on Sunday and will be sidelined for at least a week due to the oblique strain. The 2021 first overall pick started his professional career at the rookie-level Florida Complex League, but he quickly earned a promotion to High-A.
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  • Pirates' Henry Davis: Earns first promotion

    The Pirates promoted Davis from the rookie-level Florida Complex League to High-A Greensboro on Thursday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. As expected, the No. 1 overall pick in July's first-year player draft made only a brief pit stop in the FCL, appearing in two games while going 3-for-7 with a home run and two doubles. Since the 21-year-old backstop played three seasons of high-level college baseball at Louisville, the Pirates felt comfortable with having him bypass Low-A entirely to make his full-season debut in Greensboro, where he'll likely stay for the remainder of 2021.
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