Davis, who was hitting just .176 (3-for-17) before spring training was suspended, was nevertheless beginning to make solid contact consistently after a delayed start to Cactus League play, Shayna Rubin of The Mercury News reports.
A calf injury prevented Davis from making his Cactus League debut until Feb. 25, and he ultimately saw action in a modest eight games before a pause was put on spring training. The veteran slugger is looking to bounce back from a forgettable 2019, one in which he posted career lows across his .220/.293/.387 slash line and belted a modest -- by his standards -- 23 home runs across 133 games. A day before the Athletics' final spring game for the time being, manager Bob Melvin had remarked that Davis "will start swinging the bat better" the more reps he gets, but the 32-year-old will now have to wait an undetermined amount of time to validate that statement.
Davis (calf) went 1-for-2 in a Cactus League loss to the Padres on Tuesday.
Davis had been slowed by a calf strain to start camp, but he was able to suit up as expected Tuesday. The slugger slotted into the designated hitter role and operated out of the clean-up spot, with those conditions likely to be replicated consistently during the regular season.
Davis (calf) will play Tuesday against the Padres, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Davis had been slowed at the start of camp by a minor calf issue. He'll be making his spring debut over a month before the start of the regular season, however, so he should have plenty of time to get up to speed by Opening Day.
Davis is dealing with a minor calf injury, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Manager Bob Melvin said the 32-year-old should still be able to make his spring debut Tuesday against the Padres. Davis struggled with a .680 OPS amid injury problems in 2019, so staying clear of any serious issues in spring training will be important for the veteran slugger.
Davis (illness) went 0-for-3 with a walk in a loss to the Mariners on Friday.
Davis was back in the lineup Friday after a two-game absence due to the stomach flu. The veteran slugger had gone 3-for-8 with a double, a home run and two RBI over the two games prior to falling ill, but he's still hitting a middling .208 in September as he wraps up an underwhelming regular season overall.
Davis (illness) will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth Friday night against the Mariners.
Davis has missed the last few games while battling the stomach flu, but he's been given the green light to return to game action with just three contests remaining in the regular season.
Davis (illness) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mariners.
Davis is battling the stomach flu and will miss a second straight game as a result. According to Martin Gallegos of MLB.com, the slugger will be available off the bench. Chad Pinder is serving as the DH and hitting seventh in his place.
Davis is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Angels due to the stomach flu, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Davis is unavailable off the bench Wednesday since he remained at the team hotel. It's unclear if the illness is expected to impact the veteran slugger's availability for the upcoming four-game series in Seattle.
Davis is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.
Davis will head to the bench for Wednesday's series finale after going 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 3-2 loss. Jurickson Profar is serving as the DH in his place, with Sheldon Neuse starting at second base.
Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Oakland's 3-2 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Davis accounted for both of his team's runs for the game with this two-run shot off Dillon Peters in the fourth inning, his 23rd long ball of the season. It's still been a disappointing season on the whole for Davis, who is slashing just .220/.291/.389 in 133 games.
Davis went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs and four RBI in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.
The veteran slugger's bat has come alive in the waning days of the season. Davis is slashing .364/.417/.818 over the last six games with three homers and 10 RBI, and his surge has helped keep the A's in one of the AL wild-card spots. On the season, however, he's falling well short of his usual output, hitting .222 with 22 home runs and 70 RBI in 121 games.
Davis went 3-for-6 with a homer, three RBI and a pair of runs in Tuesday's 21-7 win over Houston.
Davis did his damage right away, singling and scoring as part of a seven-run first inning and adding a two-run homer in the top of the second. He's now managed a .282/.326/.487 slash line over his last 10 games, though his season line still sits at an underwhelming .221/.288/.384.
Davis went 1-for-3 with a two-run double in Sunday's 3-1 win over Detroit.
Davis' big knock in the fourth inning gave Oakland a 3-0 lead that would be enough for the victory. The 31-year-old owns an abysmal .216/.284/.374 slash line with 62 RBI in 2019.
Davis is not starting Saturday against the Tigers.
Davis has gone hitless in his last four games and owns an awful .134/.203/.239 slash line over his last 20 contests. Mark Canha will serve as the designated hitter Saturday.
Davis went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday, his first game back from paternity leave.
Davis picked up where he left off in his return from a three-game absence, hitting safely for the third consecutive game. The veteran slugger is 6-for-11 with a double, a home run, two RBI, three walks and four runs over that brief span, a welcome departure from the struggles that have defined the majority of his season.
The Athletics reinstated Davis (personal) from the paternity list ahead of Sunday's game against the Yankees. He'll occupy the designated hitter spot and will bat fifth.
Davis was away from the team for the maximum three days to witness the birth of his child. Before leaving Oakland, Davis went 4-for-8 with a home run and two walks in his last two starts, with the four hits matching his output from the prior 14 contests combined. If Davis can find consistency at the dish over the final month of the regular season, his efforts could go a long way in helping the Athletics secure a playoff berth.
Davis (paternity) is expected to rejoin the Athletics on Sunday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Davis is set to rejoin the A's after spending three days on the paternity list following the birth of his child. The slugger has struggled at the dish lately, slashing just .187/.263/.276 in 36 games since the All-Star break.
The Athletics officially placed Davis (personal) on the paternity list Thursday.
Davis will be away from the Athletics between 1-to-3 days while he awaits the birth of his child. The Athletics called up infielder Sheldon Neuse from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Davis' spot on the active roster.
Davis was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup against the Royals, as he is heading to the paternity list, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Slusser anticipates Davis being away from the team for the next three games. It is unclear who will take his place in Wednesday's lineup.
Davis went 3-for-5 with an RBI single, a solo home run, a walk and three runs overall in a win over the Royals on Monday.
To say the breakout performance was a long time coming for Davis, who'd last put together a multi-hit effort July 30, would be a considerable understatement. The veteran had scuffled at the plate all of August, entering Monday's contest having gone 6-for-51 over the prior 17 games. Extra-base hits have curiously been difficult to come by for the normally prodigious slugger this season, with Davis' eight doubles qualifying as a career low, even when factoring in his 56-game 2013 rookie campaign in Milwaukee.
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