Davis was optioned to the Giants' alternate training site Thursday.
Davis saw his fair share of playing time over the start of the season, appearing in four of the Giants' six games while going 2-for-12 with a solo home run and six strikeouts. However, Davis and fellow outfielder Joe McCarthy were optioned Thursday to make room on the 30-man roster for Brandon Belt (Achilles) and Evan Longoria (oblique), who were both reinstated from the 10-day injured list. Davis' services will likely be required by the major-league team later this season.
Davis is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Austin Slater is starting in right field for Davis, who is sitting for the first time in four games. Davis is 2-for-12 with a home run and six strikeouts this season.
Davis went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Friday's loss at Dodger Stadium.
Making his season debut, Davis drove an opposite field home run against Ross Stripling in the third inning to get the Giants on the board. The right-handed outfielder is expected to share a platoon role with Joe McCarthy, who earned the start in Thursday's Opening Day loss. Last season, Davis played in 17 games, batting a mere .167 with one home run.
Davis is not in the starting lineup Thursday against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Joe McCarthy draws the start in right field for the season opener Thursday. Davis has been competing for playing time throughout summer camp and could benefit from the universal DH. The right-handed hitting outfielder will likely serve in a platoon role with McCarthy. Clayton Kershaw (back) was scratched from Thursday's start and replaced by Dustin May, which likely had an effect on manager Gabe Kapler's lineup. Davis could easily make his 2020 debut Friday against Alex Wood and the Dodgers.
Davis is doing everything he can during camp to earn a spot in the Giants' outfield to begin the 2020 season, Alex Pavlovic of NBCSports.com reports..
Davis could benefit from the universal DH since outfielders like Hunter Pence and Alex Dickerson could soak up many of those opportunities. This opens the door for the 26-year-old who hit 35 home runs across Double-A and Triple-A last season, slashing a combined .306/.397/.590 in 541 minor-league plate appearances. Davis has the ability to play both left field and center field.
The Giants could option Davis to the minor leagues to begin the season, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Davis is in competition for a spot in the Giants' outfield, and had an inconsistent performance throughout Cactus League action. On the positive side, he collected five extra-base hits. However, he also struck out in half of his 30 plate appearances. The team has experimented with prospect Mauricio Dubon in center field and also has Billy Hamilton as another option, so Davis may start the season with Triple-A Sacramento until he forces his way onto the big-league roster.
The Giants are motivated to evaluate Davis at the major-league level this year, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group reports.
It is not a lock that he opens the year in the majors, but once he is up, the expectation is that Davis will play a lot for the Giants as they look to evaluate whether he can be a long-term piece. He hit 35 home runs across Double-A and Triple-A last season but stumbled in a cup of coffee with the big-league club. Davis is also very fast, but he does not put his speed to work much on the bases. On the whole, he hit .294 and despite being right-handed, he hit better against righties than lefties, so perhaps he will get everyday at-bats at some point this season.
Davis went 2-for-4 with a home run in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.
After getting called up from Triple-A Sacramento on Sept. 4, Davis launched his first major league homer with style in the form of a ninth inning walk off to give the Giants a 2-1 victory. Across 13 games, Davis is batting just .152/.243/.242, though he holds imminent power potential.
Davis (wrist) is starting at designated hitter and batting seventh Thursday in Boston.
He has not played since Sept. 12 due to the wrist issue. It's a good matchup for the right-handed slugger, as he will face southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez. Davis has big raw power and had a lot of success in the minors this season, but he has yet to get going in seven games against big-league pitching.
Davis (wrist) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, according to Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News.
Davis continues to recover from his bruised wrist and will not start for a fifth straight game. Davis started five straight games before being injured, but it remains to be seen if will play every day when he returns, as fellow outfielder Alex Dickerson is healthy enough to see starts again.
Davis (wrist) isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Davis has been nursing a bruised left wrist since being drilled by a pitch Thursday, and he hasn't entered the starting lineup since. He'll continue to be considered day-to-day until the Giants provide another update.
Davis is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.
Davis suffered a left wrist bruise Thursday after being hit by a pitch and has not seen the field in the last two contests. The 25-year-old will now have Monday's scheduled off day to aid in his recovery. Joey Rickard, Mike Yastrzemski and Mike Gerber will start from left to right in the outfield Sunday for the Giants.
Davis (wrist) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Marlins.
X-rays on Davis' wrist were negative after he was plunked with a 97 mph fastball Thursday, but he's set to miss a second straight start and it would make sense if the Giants held him out again Sunday with an off day looming. Davis has gotten off to a 3-for-21 start to his big-league career after slashing .306/.397/.590 with 35 homers and 10 steals in the minors this season.
Davis (wrist) isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Davis was forced to leave Thursday's game against Pittsburgh due to a left wrist contusion, and he'll be held out Friday as a result of the injury. It's unclear if he'll be available to hit off the bench.
Davis exited Thursday's game against the Pirates with a left wrist contusion, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Davis suffered the injury after getting hit by a 97 mph fastball in the sixth inning. X-rays came back negative, though it's not yet clear if he'll be forced to miss any time due to the issue. With Alex Dickerson (oblique) nearing a return, Davis could see a dip in playing time in the near future either way.
Davis was removed from Thursday's game against the Pirates after getting hit by a pitch in his left hand, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Davis took a 97 mph fastball from Yacksel Rios off his left hand in the sixth inning and was promptly replaced by Joey Rickard. He'll undergo further evaluation following the conclusion of Thursday's game, at which point the severity of the injury should come into focus.
Davis started in right field and went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh.
Davis appeared to be in a timeshare in right field with Austin Slater following his promotion to the majors last week, but the outfielder has now started four consecutive contests over his primary competition. The 25-year-old hasn't done much with the increased role, hitting just .158 (3-for-19) with no extra-base hits and one steal so far. Davis has primarily been filling in for Alex Dickerson (oblique), but the latter is hoping to return as early as this weekend, (according to Kerry Crowley of The Mercury News), which would push the rookie back into a fourth/fifth outfielder role.
Davis is not in the lineup Friday against the Dodgers, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Davis started two games in a row after getting his first career callup Wednesday, going 1-for-6 with a walk. Austin Slater starts in right field Friday.
Davis started in right field and went 1-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 9-8 win over St. Louis.
Davis was immediately inserted into the starting lineup following his callup with Alex Dickerson missing the contest. Hank Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle speculates that the latter is dealing with discomfort while swinging again, which could open up regular playing time for Davis. Nothing official about Dickerson's health has been revealed other than his unusual absence from the lineup, but Davis could quickly become relevant in deeper formats if given regular run after combining for 25 homers while hitting well north of .300 across 68 games with two different Triple-A squads this year.
The Giants called up Davis from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.
Davis, who was acquired from the Twins at the trade deadline, will get a chance to see action at the big-league level for the first time. He doesn't figure to step into an everyday role with the Giants, but with the team almost out of playoff contention, he should get a chance to show what he can do. Davis hits right-handed, but he hits right-handers far better than he does lefties, so don't be surprised if he plays more frequently against same-side pitchers than the opposite-side variety.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/28||vs SD||L 3-5||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/26||@ LAD||W 3-1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|07/25||@ LAD||W 5-4||4||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|07/24||@ LAD||L 1-9||3||1||1||1||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2017||AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels||66||251||36||67||13||3||12||41||16||77||9||2||.267||.316||.486|
|2017||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||59||215||26||51||8||2||3||25||12||70||1||1||.237||.288||.335|
|2018||AFA-Fort Myers Miracle||57||199||23||54||10||0||5||19||23||57||3||2||.271||.354||.397|
|2019||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||41||154||39||51||11||1||15||42||15||46||2||0||.331||.405||.708|
|2019||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||27||102||21||34||6||0||10||27||14||28||1||1||.333||.419||.686|
|2019||AAX-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||58||212||34||58||9||0||10||25||36||64||7||3||.274||.383||.458|