Davis gives Rangers more options to consider

Davis gives Rangers more options to consider

Davis gives Rangers more options to consider
HOUSTON -- Chris Davis remains on the Rangers' minds, because he is clobbering Triple-A pitching and because he has shown he can play the outfield. Davis has played 10 games in the outfield at Round Rock, and the Rangers are beginning to see it as a viable option at the Major League level.

"It gives us options," general manager Jon Daniels said. "We don't have any immediate plans of bringing him up, but it is something we have talked about."

Davis has played 33 games for Round Rock and is hitting .374, with 19 home runs and 52 RBIs in 145 plate appearances. He was named to the Triple-A All-Star Game earlier this week.

Davis has also played 18 games at third base, although his best position remains first base. He is considered a premium defensive player at the position, but the only way he plays first base for the Rangers is if they move Mitch Moreland to the outfield.

"We haven't eliminated any possibility, but we don't have any plans for him at this point," Daniels said. "You have to give Chris a lot of credit. He has handled his situation very professionally."