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Giants catching prospect Joey Bart fractures thumb in fall ball

San Francisco Giants catching prospect Joey Bart fractured his right thumb when hit by a pitch while playing in the Arizona Fall League.
Credit: AP
San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart takes practice swing prior to a spring training baseball game against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, March 6, 2019, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - San Francisco Giants catching prospect Joey Bart fractured his right thumb when hit by a pitch while playing in the Arizona Fall League.

The Giants said Wednesday that Bart was injured the previous night, sustaining a non-displaced fracture in the thumb. Bart was examined Wednesday by hand specialist Dr. Donald Sheridan in Arizona, and Giants said Bart will not need surgery

Bart is expected to make a full recovery in four-to-six weeks, according to San Francisco. 

He batted .278 with 16 home runs and 14 doubles with 48 RBIs in 79 games at Double-A Richmond and Class A San Jose this season.

The 22-year-old Bart was the second overall pick in the 2018 amateur draft out of Georgia Tech.