Chris Davis hit 38 homers last year, and we should be happy with that, but that's so 2015. In a year where many players set career highs in homers and second baseman were going yard 30 times, Davis had a normal power year for him. That was not a good thing because outside of scoring 99 runs, he did not do anything else well at all. He drove in just 84 and his batting average returned to the sub-optimal range albeit not below the Mendoza Line like in 2014. At this stage of his career, Davis' skills are stable. He will hit for more power than most and will produce runs in bunches when he gets on one of his power hot streaks, but he is very unlikely to hit for average. Good luck predicting his batting average given there has been 90 points of variance in it over the past four seasons. The three true outcomes are consistent for him but everything else is quite fluid.
Davis (illness) will start at first base and bat fifth in the order in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports. Davis had been battling bronchitis and failed to play in any of the last three games, but his reentry into the lineup suggests he's feeling healthy again. As he enters his age-31 season, Davis remains one of the game's premier power hitters, but he'll need to show some improvement in batting average (.221 mark in 2016) and RBI (84) if he's to reemerge as a top-flight fantasy first baseman.
Davis has made little progress in his recovery from bronchitis, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. More information regarding Davis' condition likely will be available in the coming days, as he's scheduled to be reevaluated Monday. At that point, a more definitive timetable for his eventual return should become clear.
Davis is still dealing with bronchitis, Rich Dubroff of PressBox reports. Although Davis has been taking a medication to deal with his illness, there's yet to be news as to when he'll return to action. Until Davis is back in the lineup, look for Trey Mancini and Mark Trumbo to split time at first base.
Davis is batting fifth and playing first base in Saturday's Grapefruit League game. The slugger was absent from Friday's lineup with an apparent bout of bronchitis, but it appears all systems are back to normal. Davis is 3-for-13 this spring, but he's also drawn five walks.
Davis has been scratched from Saturday's Grapefruit League game with bronchitis, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline reports. Davis was held out of Friday's lineup with the illness and it appears to have lingered into Saturday. He'll likely take the day to rest and return to normal activities within a few days. Mark Trumbo will take over at first base.