Giants catching prospect Joey Bart fractures thumb in fall ball

San Francisco Giants' Joey Bart talks with teammates in the dugout prior to the team's spring training baseball game game against the Texas Rangers. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — 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.

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