Murky updates on former Cubs top prospect don't feel very encouraging

After being hit in the head by a pitch in Cactus League game this spring, updates on Brennen Davis have been few and far between.

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There's nothing concrete here - and certainly nothing official - but given Brennen Davis' seemingly never-ending string of injuries that have derailed his once-promising career, the latest update from AZ Phil down at camp is certainly worth taking note of.

According to the report, Davis is not with the Triple-A team or the rehab squads at the team's facility in Mesa. After suffering a hit by pitch in Cactus League action, the former top prospect was placed in concussion protocol before being assigned to minor league camp. However, he's nowhere to be found, which doesn't feel great to learn.

Cubs make series of roster moves, remain quiet on Brennen Davis

As Phil notes, there were a series of corresponding roster moves, with Cole Roederer moving from Double-A to Triple-A and Yohendrick Pinango going from High-A to Double-A - all without any official update on Davis' status. But it stands to reason these moves would not have been made if this was a day-to-day thing or personal matter.

Hopefully, we get something more official from the team soon because if Davis is sidelined again, it would be just the latest blow to the 24-year-old outfielder who has gone from being the club's top prospect to completely falling off MLB Pipeline's Cubs top 30 list.

Even worse, Davis looked like he was really feeling it this spring, throwing up a 1.583 OPS in five Cactus League games. That had everyone optimistic that maybe this was the year he got things back on track. Of course, that could still prove to be the case, but this update from Arizona Phil that's largely flown under the radar is certainly worrisome.