Pirates director of sports medicine, Todd Tomczak, updated reporters on Wednesday about a plethora of players, but the two most fans were worried about were Henry Davis and Roansy Contreras. Davis was placed on the 7-day IL yesterday with an oblique strain, and Contreras hasn’t pitched since June 30th with forearm issues.
In terms of Davis, things seem to be up in the air with what will happen with him; all anyone knows right now is that it will definitely be longer than seven days. Some folks think his season may be shut down the rest of the year, and all of us will be patiently waiting for his MRI results to see the severity.
So far on the season, Davis is hitting .308 with three home runs and an OPS of 1.195 in 26 at-bats. It’s a minuscule sample size, but you can tell the talent is there, and that Davis seems mature beyond his years.
Contreras, on the other hand, may see some game action shortly. There were talks of potentially this week he could play, but those talks have been shut down. Contreras will pitch a live-BP session later on this week and potentially see game action next week.
Contreras took Altoona and Pirate fans alike by storm to start the year. He was striking out batters left and right and keeping the walks to a minimum. Contreras pitched 46.0 innings, had an ERA of 2.35, struck out 65, and walked just 11 prior to the injury.