Jaylin Davis' latest stint on the Giants roster might end up lasting just nine at-bats.
Davis started in right field on Monday against the St. Louis Cardinals but was removed after the seventh inning of a 5-3 loss with a strained left hamstring.
Davis appeared to slow down as he ran to first on a groundout and by the time he got to the dugout steps he had to get some help from the training staff. Manager Gabe Kapler did not know the severity of the strain but said Davis will get an MRI on Tuesday, which could make it tough to carry him the next five games given how close the Giants are to a four-day All-Star break.
The break is a brutal one for Davis, who missed most of the first half with left knee tendinitis but returned last week after tearing it up in Triple-A on a lengthy rehab assignment. Davis has one hit in nine at-bats since getting called back up, but he momentarily saved Kevin Gausman's no-hit attempt on Monday with a spectacular diving catch that started an inning-ending double play.
If the Giants do end up needing to replace Davis, it's unlikely they choose an outfielder. They already have seven other players on the big league roster who have played outfield this season and the only other one on the 40-man roster is Alexander Canario, a prospect in Low-A ball.