Khris Davis has a torn meniscus in his right knee

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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.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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