Giants top prospect Joey Bart fractures left hand, out 4-to-6 weeks


WASHINGTON D.C. — Giants top prospect Joey Bart fractured his left hand on Monday night in San Jose, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters on Tuesday.

Bart was hit by a pitch Monday night and left the San Jose Giants’ game against the Stockton Ports for X-rays. Ironically, the pitch that hit Bart actually was ruled a foul ball.

Bart attempted to stay in before exiting Monday’s game in the fourth inning. San Jose announcer Joe Ritzo tweeted that the catcher was “in obvious pain.”

[RELATED: Giants top prospect Bart removed from game after being hit by pitch]

Bart, last year’s first-round draft pick, is off to a strong start in his first full professional season. He has a .882 OPS, two homers and eight RBI in 10 games.

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