SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 04: Chris Davis #19 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with Ian Kinsler #5 after Davis scored on a RBI double hit by Jarrod Saltalamacchia (not pictured) during the spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium on March 4, 2009 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
After Tuesday night's rout at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays (by the way, so much for this post) Rangers information czar Jamey Newberg sent out one of his nightly e-mails, and it was brilliant.
Newberg suggested that Chris Davis' performance, in the game that really over before it started, was enough to send him back down to Triple-A after he showed he can hit major league pitching.
Davis went 2-for-4, getting his first two hits of the season in just 10 at-bats since being called up following Josh Hamilton's injury. Those two hits were doubles and they were both smoked. He showed he can hit to all fields and play third base.
Davis has gold glove potential at first or third base and has a load of power, it's just been connecting that's been a problem for the last three years for the Longview native.
He showed on Tuesday night he can get the job done. Now it's time to send him back down to Triple-A Round Rock to mash more Triple-A pitching and when other GMs in the league come calling you can point back to April 26 as the day Davis succeeded against big league pitching, coupled with the insane numbers he's put up at the Triple-A level.
Sitting on the bench in Arlington isn't doing Davis, nor the Rangers, any good. He doesn't have a spot on this team with Mitch Moreland playing the way he has and Mike Napoli and Michael Young ahead of him on the depth chart.
The Rangers just hope last night's sample (he's now 2-for-10 in three games played over all this time) is enough to showcase what he can do and they can go get something for him like a good bullpen arm.