September call-up and corner-infielder Ryder Jones sustained a season-ending knee injury in Sunday’s series finale in Milwaukee.
Jones crumpled to the ground after hacking an 89-mph Zach Davies fastball foul and was removed from the game with what was later diagnosed as a dislocated left patella.
The 24-year-old is expected to undergo surgery to repair the injury in the next few days.
Said Manager Bruce Bochy:
“He was excited about getting some playing time and it’s tough for these guys when this happens. He’s trying to show that he can play here, hoping to compete for a spot on the squad next year and this is a setback, but you gotta deal with it.”
Jones was called up September 4 and in eight plate appearances he has a single, two home runs and five strikeouts.
His is just the latest in a slew of recent season-ending injuries for the Giants. Since July 29, Pablo Sandoval (torn right hamstring), Johnny Cueto (Tommy John Surgery), Buster Posey (torn labrum right hip) and Steven Duggar (torn labrum left shoulder) have all had their 2018 campaigns shut down early due to injury.
Bochy was unable to comment on a timeframe for Jones’ rehab, but said the club expects to know more once surgeons are able to get in and see the extent of the damage.