Hamilton's back, Davis to AAA
The Rangers called outfielder Josh Hamilton to the Major Leagues and sent struggling first baseman Chris Davis to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
This move comes as a surprise because the Rangers and manager Ron Washington valued Davis’ defense at first base, and it leaves the Rangers with six outfielders.
Davis went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout Sunday against the Rays. He was hitting .202 with 15 home runs and 33 RBIs at the time of his demotion.
Hamilton returns to the Rangers after going 4-for-27 (.148) in six Minor League medical rehabilitation games.