Davis sent to Triple-A
Rangers first baseman Chris Davis has been sent down to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Davis served as the Rangers first baseman after Justin Smoak was traded to the Mariners for Cliff Lee. And when second baseman Ian Kinsler was placed on the disabled list early Thursday morning, the Rangers called up Mitch Moreland from Oklahoma City.
Manager Ron Washington penciled Moreland into first base while batting eighth, and the rookie responded with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate while flying out to the wall in centerfield in one of his two outs.
Moreland will serve as the club’s left-handed hitting first baseman after the Rangers traded for right-handed infielder Jorge Cantu late Thursday afternoon.