General manager Mike Elias said he believes Davis is a big part of the Orioles moving forward, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports. Elias added that it's a priority to get the slugging first baseman back on track -- citing analytics as a way to help -- after he hit just .168/.243/.296 with 16 homers in 128 games in 2018. Davis is still owed $110 million over the next four seasons, and it sounds like the Orioles will give the veteran a chance to snap out of his funk rather than treat him as a sunk cost.
Davis isn't expected to see the field again this season, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports. Davis has been on the bench each of the last four games as Trey Mancini has taken over the starting role at first base. Assuming the 32-year-old doesn't see another at-bat, he will finish the season 0-for-21 with 12 strikeouts over his last five games. The veteran first baseman ends up with a .168/.243/.296 slash line with 16 home runs and 192 strikeouts in 470 at-bats, by far the worst season of his career.
Davis is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Davis will be held out of the lineup for the fourth straight game following Thursday's postponement, as Trey Mancini continues to start at first base for the Orioles. Davis has provided little reason to be in the lineup with his .132/.179/.151 slash line over 53 September at-bats, as Baltimore continues to provide opportunities to their more unproven players.
Davis is not in the lineup Thursday against the Astros, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Davis will stick on the bench for a fourth straight game and the fifth time in the last seven contests as manager Buck Showalter looks to give at-bats to some younger players down the stretch with the Orioles out of playoff contention. Trey Mancini is starting at first base in his place, hitting third.
Davis is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Davis will hit the bench for a fourth straight game with the Red Sox deploying another left-hander in Chris Sale for Game 2 of Wednesday's twin bill. Trey Mancini will once again cover first base in place of Davis.