Davis mashed a pinch-hit solo homer in his lone at-bat Sunday in Oakland.
Davis now has four home runs in 18 games and is hitting .250/.310/.558. The third baseman's strong start at the plate still hasn't been enough to find regular at-bats, however, as there simply isn't room for him with Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman manning the left side of the infield.
Davis went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored during Satuday's win over the Mets.
While this was Davis' third homer in his past seven games, his playing time projects to dry up significantly with Carlos Correa (thumb) returning Sunday. Davis will likely slide into a bench role and carry very little fantasy value moving forward.
Davis was not in the lineup Friday against Texas left-hander Cole Hamels, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Davis survived being sent back to the minors earlier this week when George Springer was activated off the disabled list, ostensibly because of his strength against left-handers. Manager A.J. Hinch reminded reporters that he said Davis would play against a lot of left-handers, not every one. Davis, who played only 16 games at Triple-A Fresno before being promoted to Houston, has looked overmatched at the major-league level. He's 1-for-11 with six strikeouts in three games.
Davis is expected to be sent down to the minors once George Springer (quadriceps) comes off the disabled list, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Springer ran the bases Saturday without incident and is going through the final stages of tests before the Astros address a potential return date. Manager A.J. Hinch would not say if Springer would be ready for the series against the White Sox that kicks off Tuesday, but it sounds like he's pretty close. In the meantime, Davis provides a power bat that can hit left handers.
Davis will start at third base and bat eighth Saturday against the Blue Jays.
The 24-year-old is getting his first look with the major-league team after slashing .282/.345/.527 with 26 homers in 103 games between Double- and Triple-A to open the season. Alex Bregman has been needed more at shortstop with Carlos Correa (thumb) on the DL, but Marwin Gonzalez has been seeing starts at short as well, so Davis may not play every day right off the bat. Regardless, Davis' right-handed power makes an intriguing pickup in a lot of formats, as he should be a nice fit in Houston where the Crawford Boxes shorten the left-field dimensions.
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