Davis started in right field Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Wednesday's 10-7 win over the Blue Jays. Davis filled in for the injured Mookie Betts (wrist) on Wednesday after Chris Young started in right field Tuesday night. Betts was available as a pinch hitter Wednesday, suggesting a return to the lineup is imminent. Until Betts is ready, you can expect Davis to start against right-handers and Young against lefties. The Red Sox will face Houston right-hander Brad Peacock on Thursday, so it could be a night for Davis.
Davis went 2-for-4 with a pair of steals and a pair of runs scored against the Blue Jays on Tuesday. The swipes were his first since being traded to the Red Sox last week. Davis is seeing only spotty playing time in his new digs, and his usage will diminish further when Jackie Bradley (thumb) returns from the DL, which could happen as soon as this weekend. That reality doesn't offer much upside for fantasy purposes, though the speedster may see a good amount of pinch-running duty in September.
Davis was traded to the Red Sox in exchange for minor-league outfielder Rafael Rincones, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports. Jackie Bradley (thumb) is on the shelf with a thumb issue, so the Red Sox decided to bring in Davis to man center field in his absence. Davis has stepped it up recently after a slow start to the season, slashing .303/.361/.487 with 11 steals in 30 games since the All-Star break. He'll likely return to the bench when Bradley returns from the DL, but he'll still offer speed and a veteran bat off the bench for the Red Sox. The hope is that Davis will join the team in Cleveland on Thursday.
Davis is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles, Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Jaycob Brugman was recently optioned down, but it doesn't look like that will result in Davis seeing more playing time, as Boog Powell seems to have taken over the large side of the platoon in center. Davis started Friday against a right-hander, but only after Powell was scratched due to illness.
Davis is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels. Jaycob Brugman will return to center field following back-to-back starts against lefties by Davis to close out the Giants series. The center-field platoon seems fairly well established at this point, with Davis starting almost exclusively against southpaws. Lefty Tyler Skaggs is due up for the Angels on Saturday.
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