Rangers Receiving Interest In Chris Davis

The Rangers are getting "much trade interest" in first baseman Chris Davis, writes T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.  Major league sources say that Davis has become a popular name and the Red Sox, who picked up Carlos Delgado today, are among the teams that have shown interest.

Davis is now back in Triple-A Oklahoma where he has hit .355/.409/.552 with ten homers in 72 games this season.  However, the corner infielder was unable to replicate that in the majors this year, posting a slash line of .188/.265/.267 in 31 games.  Despite his struggles in the major leagues this season, there are some who feel that he could be a late-blooming bat in the mold of Carlos Pena or Russell Branyan.

Sullivan points out that Davis is unlikely to get traded in-season as he probably wouldn't clear waivers.  However, if Mitch Moreland makes a strong case for being the Rangers' starting first baseman, then Davis could be a trade candidate this winter.


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