Davis is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles. Friday's absence will mark Davis' fourth in the team's last six games. The 35-year-old ranks second in the American League in stolen bases with 24 and he's already set a career high with nine home runs, but Tyler Naquin's emergence may lead to more days off for the veteran down the stretch.
Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins. Davis is sitting out for the second time in three games this series, and it only looks as though his playing time will begin to grow more scarce from here. With Tyler Naquin and Lonnie Chisenhall both owning on-base percentages over .340 for the season and star outfielder Michael Brantley (shoulder) closing in on a return from the DL, Davis may have to settle for only a couple starts per week.R
Davis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Davis will take a seat after starting seven straight games for manager Terry Francona, giving way to Jose Ramirez in left field. The 35-year-old is just starting to head up again heading into the Midsummer Classic, as he owns a 1.142 OPS over that seven-game stretch.
Davis hit for the cycle despite the Indians seeing their 14-game winning streak snapped Saturday, going 4-for-5 with a two RBI, two runs and a stolen base. It was a banner afternoon that ironically came on a day when the Indians' memorable streak came to an end. Davis became only the eighth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle, leading off the game with a homer, and then tripling, doubling and singling in subsequent at-bats. The 35-year-old now has three multi-hit outings over his last four, going 8-for-19 with three doubles, two homers and three RBI over that span.
Davis went 2-for-4 with a home run and scored twice in Thursday's 4-1 victory over the Blue Jays. After hitting his eighth homer of the season, the center fielder added his 13th double of the year in the ninth inning. Davis put the cherry on top of June with Thursday's performance. He finished the month with a .313 average, raising his season's average to .271, its highest mark since May 5. The 11th-year veteran is rolling right now, and owners shouldn't miss this opportunity to slot him into the lineup.