Brewers outfielder Khris Davis has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will undergo surgery on Tuesday, MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports. Davis suffered the injury on a swing as he struck out in the first inning Saturday against the Diamondbacks. Gerardo Parra took over in left field to begin the second inning.
It’s not known yet exactly how long Davis will be out, though it should be for at least a month. He was having a productive season, batting .252/.339/.449 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 168 plate appearances. Parra figures to get most of the playing time in left field while Davis is out. Parra has performed about as well offensively, hitting .292/.320/.467 with two home runs and 14 RBI in 128 PA.
The Giants announced on Thursday that the club inked pitcher Drew Smyly to a one-year contract. As Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area notes, the contract is of the major league variety.
Smyly, 30, split last season between the Rangers and Phillies with a stint with the Brewers in between. He did not appear in a major league game with the Brewers. In aggregate, Smyly posted a 6.24 ERA with 120 strikeouts and 55 walks over 114 innings.
Smyly will vie for a spot at the back of the Giants’ starting rotation. If he doesn’t make the cut, he could work out of the bullpen. Pitching in the spacious confines of Oracle Park should help Smyly, who gave up 19 homers in Texas and 13 in Philly last season in more hitter-friendly parks.