The Buffalo Bisons have added a big bat from Double-A New Hampshire to their lineup for Thursday night's game at Lehigh Valley that will see the Herd return to action after the Triple-A All-Star break.
No, not that bat.
While Buffalo waits for the expected promotion of baseball's top prospect, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., outfielder Jonathan Davis has been sent by the parent Toronto Blue Jays from Double-A to the Bisons. He was named a Double-A All-Star this season with the Fisher Cats.
Davis, 26, is having a breakout year in New Hampshire with a .302 average, an Eastern League-leading 68 runs scored and 92 hits, one off the league lead. He's also fourth in stolen bases with 19 and doubles (22). He has five homers and 33 RBIs, a .386 on-base percentage and an .829 OPS.
The 5-foot-8 Davis was Toronto's 15th-round pick in 2013. He recorded the Fisher Cats’ first cycle on June 26 against Portland and also hit a grand slam against Reading last Sunday in New Hampshire’s last game before its break.
The Bisons play four games at Lehigh Valley before returning home for seven straight, starting Monday against Norfolk in Coca-Cola Field. Buffalo is 40-42 and 5 1/2 games out of the International League wild-card slot.