Cubs Shut Down No. 2 Ranked Prospect

The Chicago Cubs just had to shut down their ninth-ranked prospect due to multiple injuries. 

Now, the Cubs are forced to shut down their second-ranked prospect. 

Cubs outfield prospect Brennen Davis will miss the remainder of the Arizona Fall League due to back tightness. 

Brutal news. Davis played in only 48 games and had surgery over the summer to remove a vascular formation that was causing pain in his legs. At the time, the Cubs were reportedly relieved that the problem was not structural but the continued soreness is something very concerning. 
Davis is expected to be added to the 40-man roster this winter and was poised to make his major league debut sometime next season. The bad news is that the prospect has never managed to play more than 100 games in his professional career, meaning this isn't the first injury he's suffered and probably not the last.

This past season, spread over three levels of the Cubs system, the twenty-two-year-old slashed an underwhelming .180/.299/.298, with five home runs, 17 RBIs and 18 runs scored over 53 games. 
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