As a way to combat infield shifts, Davis said he is open to bunting more in 2015, per MASNsports.com.
"Oh, absolutely," he said. "Did it a few times last year. I'm more comfortable with it going through an offseason where I know I have to add that as part of my game. But I'm not going to forget my role as a guy who drives in runs. The situation will dictate whether I bunt or not."
Davis is one of 11 Baltimore players eligible for free agency after the 2015 season, and last week he told reporters that he has "no desire to play for a loser" in 2015. He said on Sunday that he wasn't questioning the front office.
"No, I was just speaking what is on the hearts and minds of the other guys in the clubhouse," Davis said. "You ask anyone that is in here, this is a great place to come to work every day. You have a great organization, great coaching staff, great scouting department. It's a fun place to come to work and we want to keep it that way. There is a lot to be said for chemistry in the clubhouse.
"A little uncertainty was revealed when Nicky (Markakis) departed and I think guys just want to know where the team stands as far as keeping this group together.
"Some things are going to have to change as far as contracts are concerned, because we have a lot of young guys that you're going to have a chance to sign before free agency and, I'll tell you one thing, I'm not going to play for a team that has no shot at competing every year,'' Davis said. "The next contract I sign I would like it to be my last one, and I have no desire to play for a loser every year.
"I've made it very clear over the last few years how much I love playing in Baltimore. It's a great park to hit in, and with the success that we've had pretty much since I've been here, it would be a really hard place to leave. But you have to understand it is a business. They're going to have certain priorities. Certain things they're going to go after, and you have to understand the business side of it."
Davis, who is coming off a poor season, is attempting to get back to his previous level of performance. His ability to hit for power has never been a question, and he proved that again on Thursday. With two men on, Davis took a fastball out to right center for a three-run shot in the third inning.
Manager Buck Showalter said Davis' hard work has paid off thus far. "He's been working real hard," Showalter said. "Get a little return on it. Nothing wind-aided tonight, thick air. He had to square it up."
The 28-year-old Davis hit .196/.300/.404 over 450 at-bats last year.
"The way our team is constructed here you're always on your toes," Davis said. "With the way we run the DH, you know that there's an opportunity for me to play somewhere else, so you try and stay prepared. I think the biggest thing for me going from the infield to the outfield is just the reps. I haven’t had a lot of reps in right field."
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|2010||AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw||103||398||67||130||31||2||14||80||37||105||3||2||.383||.520||.327|
|2011||AAA-Round Rock Express||48||193||39||71||14||1||24||66||11||58||1||0||.405||.824||.368|
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