Davis started at designated hitter and went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 10-2 win over Seattle.
This was Davis' first start since being activated from the injured list. The right-handed hitting slugger slotted in against a left-hander, and he's expected to be on short-side platoon at DH with either David Dahl or Willie Calhoun DH-ing against righties.
Davis went 1-for-1 with a run scored in Saturday's 9-8 win over the Mariners.
Davis, who was activated off the injured list earlier in the day, entered as a pinch hitter for David Dahl and singled then scored the go-ahead run. Davis' activation crowds the DH spot. He's expected to serve as the designated hitter against left-handers while David Dahl and Willie Calhoun share left field and DH against righties.
Davis (quadriceps) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Davis isn't starting against Seattle on Saturday, but he'll be available to make his team debut off the bench. The 33-year-old could work on the short side of a platoon at DH with Willie Calhoun to begin his time with the Rangers.
Davis (quadriceps) went 0-for-4 as the designated hitter for Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.
Texas manager Chris Woodward said Davis' rehab stint at Triple-A is unlikely to last long and anticipates him being recalled during the weekend series against Seattle, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. Davis could be part of a platoon at DH with the hot-hitting Willie Calhoun.
Texas manager Chris Woodward said Davis (quadriceps) could be healthy and available for call-up this coming weekend, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Woodward added it's not a certainty that he will be added to the active roster and no decision has been made on a corresponding move if they do add him.
Davis (quadriceps) has joined the Rangers at the alternate training site and is serving as the designated hitter in Wednesday's simulated game.
Davis suffered a left quadriceps strain in late March and has been sidelined since then, but he appears to be trending in the right direction. If he feels good after participating in simulated games, Davis could be close to making his season debut for the Rangers.
Davis (quadriceps) is two weeks away from game action, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
Davis was shut down with a strained left quadriceps in late March and was originally expected to return in three or four weeks. He's already at least a week behind the tail end of that range. Fellow designated hitter option Willie Calhoun (groin) also remains sidelined, though he appears to be closer to a return.
Davis (quadriceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Davis isn't expected to return before mid-April after suffering a Grade 2 left quadriceps strain in late March. With Willie Calhoun (groin) also injured, the Rangers are expected to rotate players through the designated hitter spot, with Eli White getting the nod on Opening Day against the Royals.
Davis was diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his left quadriceps Wednesday and will be sidelined 3-to-4 weeks, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The 33-year-old suffered the injury during Tuesday's spring matchup with the Angels and will be unavailable for Opening Day. Willie Calhoun (groin) is also out to begin the season, so the Rangers could have a rotating cast at designated hitter early on. Davis could return to action around mid-April if all goes well in his recovery.
Davis was diagnosed with a strained left quadriceps after leaving Tuesday's game against the Angels.
Davis suffered the injury while running to first base. His timeline isn't clear yet, but anything more than a very minor injury at this stage of camp would likely send him to the injured list to start the year. Willie Calhoun (groin) is already ruled out for the start of the year, which could open up playing time as a designated hitter for Ronald Guzman or another projected bench player.
Davis exited Tuesday's game against the Angels with what appeared to be a hamstring or quadriceps injury, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
It's the second time Davis has left a game in two days, as he exited Monday's contest after getting hit in the head by a pitch. While that incident didn't cause him to miss any time, it's possible Tuesday's injury is a more serious one. With Willie Calhoun (groin) already set to miss time to start the season, a trip to the injured list for Davis could mean first basemen Nate Lowe and Ronald Guzman both find themselves in the lineup on a regular basis early in the season.
Davis (head) is in the lineup Tuesday for the Rangers' Cactus League game against the Angels, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. He'll serve as the club's designated hitter and will bat cleanup.
Davis was hit by a pitch in the shoulder/head area in his final plate appearance during Monday's 5-4 loss to the Rockies, but he was fortunate to avoid any significant injury. His return to the lineup a day later confirms he'll be ready to go for Opening Day.
Davis was hit by a pitch in the helmet Monday, though it hit his shoulder first and he avoided serious injury, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.
The pitch initially appeared to hit Davis directly in the head, though it reportedly glanced off his shoulder first. Regardless, the hit-by-pitch has not caused a serious injury and preliminary reports suggest that Davis is feeling fine. That should keep him in line to serve as the team's primary designated hitter to begin the season with Willie Calhoun (groin) sidelined.
Davis left Monday's game against the Rockies after getting hit in the helmet by a fastball, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Davis' helmet appears to have helped him prevent a serious injury, as he was up and looking fine after the incident, but he'll leave the game nonetheless. Assuming the injury doesn't keep him out long, he's expected to enter the season as the Rangers' primary designated hitter while Willie Calhoun (groin) misses the first two weeks.
Davis went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI in Thursday's spring game against the Reds.
Davis has had an unremarkable spring to this point, but Thursday's two-homer binge is a reminder of what the right-handed slugger can bring to a lefty-dominant batting order. With Willie Calhoun (groin) a potential candidate for the injured list to start the season, Davis could earn a roster spot and serve as the primary designated hitter. Minus Calhoun, Davis' main competition for DH at-bats is the loser of the competition at first base between left-handed hitters Ronald Guzman and Nate Lowe.
Davis went 0-for-2 with a walk and two strikeouts in Sunday's spring game against the Rockies.
The slugging Davis is now 1-for-18 with seven strikeouts over eight Cactus League games. If not for the $16.7 million he's owed this season, Davis might be an easy cut for the Rangers. He's had a history of slow springs followed by productive regular seasons, but that hasn't held the last two seasons, leaving the team with a decision. As a right-handed power hitter, Davis would provide balance to a lefty-dominant order. If the Rangers move on from him, they could give DH at-bats to Willie Calhoun and would have the flexibility to keep Ronald Guzman.
Davis, catcher Jonah Heim and minor league right-handed pitcher Dane Acker were traded from the Athletics to the Rangers on Saturday in a deal which sent Elvis Andrus, catcher Aramis Garcia and cash considerations the other way, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Davis was excellent for Oakland from 2015-18, hitting exactly .247 each year while averaging 40 homers and topping out at a league-leading 48 in 2018. While that's not too far in the rearview mirror, it's not an accurate reflection of who Davis is at this point, as he's coming off two straight seasons with a wRC+ of 82, a number that might work for a defense-first catcher but certainly doesn't play as a designated hitter. Heading into his age-33 season, it's tough to see Davis suddenly bouncing all the way back to peak form, and the rebuilding Rangers won't have much reason to keep a veteran in the lineup if he continues to struggle.
Davis went 2-for-3 with a solo home run during Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Astros.
The 32-year-old smacked a two-run shot during the series opener and followed it with Tuesday's solo homer, but the A's remain in a 2-0 hole entering Game 3. Davis struggled during the regular season with a .632 OPS -- the worst mark of his career -- but he's found his groove in four playoff games, going 7-for-23 with three homers and six RBI.
Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Monday's ALDS Game 1 loss against the Astros.
Davis opened the scoring with a two-run shot off Lance McCullers in the bottom of the second, though it ultimately wasn't nearly enough as the Athletics lost 10-5. Still, it was certainly a positive to see the veteran slugger contribute, as he hit just .200/.303/.329 with two homers in 99 plate appearances during the regular season.
Davis was in the lineup for the first time since Monday in Sunday's loss to the Giants and went 1-for-3 with a walk.
Manager Bob Melvin had recently noted he'd look to get Davis consistent at-bats ahead of the postseason over the final week of the campaign, and he began making good on that pledge Sunday. Davis encouragingly didn't strike out in any of his four plate appearances, noteworthy in the sense that six whiffs in his first 18 plate appearances of September helped relegate him to the bench for multiple games. Davis will look to rediscover his power stroke ahead of the playoffs as well, as he's left the yard just once in his last 18 games.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/16||@ HOU||L 2-6||3||1||1||0||0||1||0|
|05/15||@ HOU||L 5-6||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/14||@ HOU||L 4-10||3||0||0||0||1||0||0|
|05/13||@ HOU||L 3-4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/11||@ SF||L 2-4||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/10||@ SF||L 1-3||4||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|05/09||vs SEA||W 10-2||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||128||457||86||128||26||4||22||72||77||120||17||10||.280||.398||.499|
|2011||AFA-Brevard County Manat||90||304||50||94||21||1||15||68||51||70||10||5||.309||.415||.533|
|2015||AFX-Wisconsin Timber Rat||6||20||1||2||0||0||0||2||3||2||0||1||.100||.208||.100|