Cubs prospect Brennen Davis out for season after back surgery
After a standout 2021 season in which he was named MVP of the All-Star Futures Game, Davis was rated the top prospect in the Cubs’ farm system. He was hitting .195 for Triple-A Iowa this season when sidelined by the back injury.
Outfielder Brennen Davis, rated the top prospect in the Cubs’ farm system, is out for the 2022 season after having back surgery Thursday, a source confirmed.
Davis, 22, a second-round pick in the 2018 draft, had not played for Triple-A Iowa since May 3 because of back soreness and was put on the injured list May 12. He had the procedure on a vascular malformation, but there was no structural damage, a source said.
The Cubs are optimistic that Davis will not suffer any long-term effects from the injury.
After a promising 2021 season in which he jumped from High-A South Bend to Iowa and was the MVP of the All-Star Futures Game, Davis was struggling this season. He was hitting .195 (15-for-77) with a .584 OPS and had two home runs, seven RBI and 31 strikeouts in 22 games before he was sidelined.