July 6: Marlins manager Skip Schumaker tells Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald that the recovery time for Davis is three to six months, meaning his season is likely over.
July 5: Marlins outfielder Jonathan Davis suffered a meniscus injury in his right knee, the club informed reporters (including Daniel Álvarez-Montes of El Extrabase). While it’s not a tear, he will need to undergo surgery to address the issue tomorrow.
Davis was injured yesterday while manning center field. He dove for a Tommy Edman line drive and landed awkwardly on his knee. The club called for a cart to take him off the field. Rookie Dane Myers replaced him in center field yesterday and got his first major league start there this evening.
The timetable for Davis’ return isn’t clear. Miami placed him on the 10-day injured list before tonight’s dramatic win over the Cardinals, initially calling the injury a knee sprain. He’ll obviously be out beyond that minimum stay but the club didn’t provide many further specifics.
The Fish acquired Davis from the Tigers in late May. He had a chance at regular center field work once Jazz Chisholm Jr. went down with an oblique strain, making his own injury particularly frustrating. Known more for his speed and defense than his bat, Davis has suited up 34 times for Miami on the season. He’s hitting .244/.307/.378 with two homers in a career-high 104 trips to the plate.