Atlanta Braves prospect Braxton Davidson hit a walk-off homer to win MLB’s Arizona Fall League for the Peoria Javelinas over the Salt River Rafters. However, as he rounded third on his way to home, the prospect started hopping on one foot not for the sake of showboating, but because he was in a lot of pain.
Davidson’s teammates didn’t notice for a little bit that he was hurt and gave him the celebratory Gatorade shower—along with some medium hair-ruffling—once he reached home. They eventually did notice that he was in a bit of agony and called for medical staff to help the player off the field.
— MLB (@MLB) November 18, 2018
The @MLBazFallLeague championship game finished in wild fashion with #Braves' Braxton Davidson launching a walk-off homer in the 10th and then having to be carried off the field after he injured himself as he approached the plate: https://t.co/mjjCOSuQTr pic.twitter.com/bN2h36jhFD
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) November 18, 2018
MLB Pipeline reporter William Boor tweeted that the team took Davidson to the hospital to check out a possible foot fracture.
Technically, it was the last professional baseball game this season. What a way to go out!
#Braves Braxton Davidson hits walkoff homer in @MLBazFallLeague championship game. However he had to be helped off the field, was saying “I broke my foot” after he got to home plate. @MLBPipeline pic.twitter.com/KO5WcITzm6
— William Boor (@wboor) November 17, 2018