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Jaylin Davis can’t yet rotate wrist after drilling he feared was worse


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Jaylin Davis thinks and hopes the last pitch he saw won’t be the last pitch he sees this season.

He also can’t rotate his wrist, which will mean a return would not be immediate.

The Giants right fielder, who went down with a left wrist contusion suffered on a 97-mph fastball from Pittsburgh’s Yacksel Rios on Thursday, feels “a little sore” the next day, but he said there is swelling that is hampering his mobility.

Bruce Bochy called him day to day, and the Triple-A star and struggling rookie didn’t want to speculate when he would play again.

“Just going to depend whether I can swing or not,” Davis told KNBR before Friday’s series opener against the Marlins at Oracle Park. “Right now I can’t really do anything with it. I can’t turn it or anything.”

As tough a break as this is for Davis, who has been waiting since 2015 to debut and had begun his career just 3-for-21, the important thing is it wasn’t a break.

“It hurt a lot. I thought it was broken when it hit me,” said Davis, wearing a wrap on his wrist. “First time I’ve gotten hit right there. Kind of scared me a little bit.”

His family, too, as Davis said his phone was blowing up with concerned calls. The 25-year-old, who hit 35 home runs and virtually made the Giants call him up and add him to the roster after tearing up pitching at Triple-A Sacramento, admitted this week that he was putting too much pressure on himself. His plan was to exhale, to relax, to do the basics that brought him here.

If he gets another chance to do that, it won’t be very soon.

“It’s frustrating,” Davis said. “I’m just happy it’s not broken. That’s the biggest thing.”

 

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