Davis (personal) is is in the lineup Monday against the Tigers. Davis missed the last four games to be with his family for the birth of his child, but he'll return to action Monday night. The slugger will look to finish the season strong and build on his 102 RBI, which are already good for a tie for his career high.
Davis will miss a few games while awaiting the birth of his first child, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. Davis could be away from the team until Sunday, at the latest, while he spends the next couple days with his family. In his place, Renato Nunez is getting a start for Thursday's game.
Davis is not in the lineup Thursday against Boston. Davis will receive a day off following 20 starts in the past 21 contests while Renato Nunez draws the assignment in left. Since the beginning of the month, Davis is 14-for-42 (.333 average) from the plate, with three home runs and 11 RBI.
Davis is not in the Athletics' lineup for Game 2 of their Saturday doubleheader, Joe Stiglich of NBC Sports California reports. Unless he comes in as a pinch hitter, he'll wrap up his Saturday efforts with a 2-for-6, two-RBI effort from Game 1. Mark Canha replaces him in left field for the nightcap. Davis should be back in action Sunday.
Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk Tuesday against the Angels. Davis' two-run shot came as part of a fifth-inning stretch that saw Oakland score four runs in a four-batter span thanks to a trio of long balls. The former Brewers slugger has taken his power to a new level with his new team, backing up last year's 42-homer campaign with 38 to date this season.
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