Rangers News: Texas Releases Khris Davis
By Larry Rupp
The Texas Rangers are in the midst of another tough season as they currently sit at the bottom of the AL West division with a 25-40 record. They are failing to find consistent hitters and the struggles of veteran slugger Khris Davis have caused him to be released from the team.
Davis was originally designated for assignment on June 8. He is not expected to be claimed by an MLB team, which means he will become a free agent capable of signing anywhere in the league. While his power is obvious, Davis' contact rate has been dipping over the years and he strikes out a ton.
The 33-year-old designated hitter was acquired by the Rangers last offseason in a deal in which they sent shortstop Elvis Andrus to the Oakland Athletics. Davis played in 22 games with Texas this season and hit .157/.262/.333 with 8 runs scored, 2 home runs and 5 RBI.
It'll be interesting to see if a contender picks Davis up to be a power bat off the bench in the postseason.
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