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Davis sparking trade interest from clubs

Davis sparking trade interest from clubs

The Rangers are getting much trade interest in first baseman Chris Davis even though he is back in Triple-A Oklahoma City. The Boston Red Sox, who signed Carlos Delgado on Saturday, are among the teams that have shown interest. Major League sources say Davis has become a popular name.

Davis continues to flourish at Triple-A Oklahoma City since being sent down at the beginning of August. He is 6-for-16 with seven RBIs in five games and is hitting .355 with 10 home runs and 63 RBIs in 72 games there.

Davis hit .188 with no home runs and three RBIs in 31 games at the big league level this season. But there are some who feel he could be a late-blooming bat in a similar manner as Carlos Pena and Russell Branyan. He also remains a standout defensive player.

It's doubtful the Rangers will do something now that players have to clear waivers to be traded. Davis is unlikely to get through waivers without being claimed. But if Mitch Moreland convinces the Rangers that he can be their everyday first baseman, Davis could be a prime topic of conversation between the Rangers and other teams in the offseason.

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