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.

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Brennen Davis was the MVP of the All-Star Futures Game last year, when he hit two home runs.

Brennen Davis was the MVP of the All-Star Futures Game last year, when he hit two home runs.

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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.

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