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Giants' J.D. Davis: Bat looks ready for season
Davis is hitting .333 with four extra-base hits over 12 Cactus League games.
Davis has also struck out 12 times, but he's making enough contact to look ready for the 2023 season. The 29-year-old is expected to back up David Villar at third base, and Davis could also see time at first base and designated hitter. As a right-handed hitter, he may have to settle for a short-side platoon role if his bat goes cold once the games start counting. He's still hit well enough to make it a tough decision on a daily basis for manager Gabe Kapler to fill out his lineup card.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Role not yet clear
It's unclear where the Giants plan to play Davis in 2023, Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Davis is expected to get most of his work at the corner infield spots and designated hitter. The Giants are looking for David Villar to be the starter at third base, while first base remains up in the air. Slusser adds Davis and fellow right-handed hitter Wilmer Flores could likely split first base and DH against left-handed pitchers, but it appears Davis isn't likely to see a significant role to start unless his play in spring forces the issue.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Inks one-year deal
Davis signed a one-year, $4.21 million contract with the Giants on Friday to avoid arbitration, source reports.
Davis started slow for the Mets last season, but was able to slash .263/.361/.496 with the Giants after being traded at the deadline. It's unclear how exactly Davis will fit in the Giants' lineup in 2023, whether it's at third base or as the designated hitter, but he still figures to get his fair share of at-bats next season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Deep blast during loss
Davis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Davis cracked a homer with two outs in the sixth inning off righty starter Drey Jameson to cut the Giants' deficit to 3-2. The third baseman has hit three homers in his last five games, going 10-for-20 during that stretch. The 29-year-old has been outstanding during his last 15 games, posting a 1.151 OPS over 50 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Tallies three more hits
Davis went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in a 5-2 win against the Rockies on Tuesday.
Davis singled in the first inning, connected on a solo home run off Colorado starter German Marquez in the fourth and singled again in the ninth. The 29-year-old continued a strong September with multiple hits for the second straight game as he's 7-for-9 with a pair of homers and doubles apiece over his last two contests.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Four hits in win
Davis went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and two doubles in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Davis had a big day Sunday as he recorded three extra-base hits, including a solo shot in the top of the ninth inning to put the Giants up 3-1 and provide a much-needed insurance run. The four hits ties a career high and is good for his third multi-hit effort this month. He is slashing .250/.341/.417 with 10 home runs, 33 RBI and 42 runs scored through 331 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Pops solo shot
Davis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and three strikeouts in Monday's 7-4 win over the Dodgers.
It was a case of mixed results for Davis, whose third-inning homer gave the Giants a 3-2 lead. It was his first long ball since Aug. 17, which is disappointing after he hit four homers in his first 12 games after being traded from the Mets. The 29-year-old has a .243/.336/.403 slash line with nine homers, 28 RBI, 38 runs scored and one stolen base through 91 contests between the two teams this year. He could feature more frequently with the Giants set to face left-handed pitchers in each of the next two games against the rival Dodgers.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Heads to bench
Davis is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Davis has produced a .961 OPS since being acquired from the Mets on Aug. 2, but he may have to settle for a part-time role now that the Giants have recently returned all of their key position players from the injured list. The righty-hitting Davis should be a fixture in the lineup versus left-handed pitching, but his opportunities against right-handers may be more spotty.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Continues big August
Davis went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Davis' solo shot in the sixth inning gave the Giants a one-run lead, but Arizona stormed back in the eighth to pull out the win. The long ball was Davis' fourth in 12 games since he joined the Giants in a trade Aug. 2. The veteran is slashing .364/.447/.758 with his new club.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Out of Monday's lineup
Davis is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Davis went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs Monday but will take a seat for Tuesday's contest. Evan Longoria will start at the hot corner while Wilmer Flores serves as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Steps out of lineup
Davis is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Davis has a .308/.400/.654 slash line with three home runs, four RBI and four runs in eight games since being acquired by the Giants, and he'll take a seat Sunday for the second time in the past three contests. Wilmer Flores will start at the hot corner in the series finale versus Pittsburgh.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Not starting Friday
Davis will sit Friday against the Pirates, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Since arriving in a deadline-day deal with the Mets, Davis has started five of eight games for the Giants. That may have been due to the fact that San Francisco faced so many lefties during that time, however. He's started against all four southpaws the team has faced over that stretch, but his off day here against Bryse Wilson means he's been out of the lineup against three out of four righties. Wilmer Flores will take over at third base.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Productive in Wednesday's loss
Davis went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 13-7 loss to the Padres.
Davis flexed some opposite-field power with his second-inning blast to right. The 29-year-old has gone 8-for-24 (.333) with three homers in seven contests for the Giants since he was acquired from the Mets last week. For the season, he owns a .249/.330/.400 slash line with seven long balls, 25 RBI, 30 runs scored and a stolen base through 233 plate appearances. As long as he continues to hit well, Davis should maintain steady playing time, especially against southpaws, and he'll likely get some games versus right-handers too.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Goes deep again
Davis went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Athletics.
Tommy La Stella started at third base Saturday, but Davis entered as a pinch hitter and clobbered a solo shot to center field. This was Davis' second homer in three games with the Giants after he hit just four in 66 contests with the Mets to begin the year. The 29-year-old is up to a .241/.323/.387 slash line with 24 RBI, 28 runs scored and a stolen base, but it appears he's settling in nicely to a part-time role with his new team.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Hits first homer with new team
Davis went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers.
Davis briefly gave the Giants a lead in the second inning, but it slipped away by the fourth. Davis has gone 2-for-8 in two contests since joining the Giants, starting at third base in both games while Evan Longoria (hamstring) remains sidelined. Through 68 games between the Giants and the Mets this year, Davis owns a .238/.321/.370 slash line with five homers, 23 RBI, 27 runs scored and a stolen base. He'll have a chance at regular playing time until the Giants get some players back from injury, which could push the 29-year-old into a short-side platoon role.... See More ... See Less
Giants' J.D. Davis: Dealt to Giants
The Giants acquired Davis and minor-league pitchers Thomas Szapucki, Nick Zwack and Carson Seymour from the Mets on Tuesday in exchange for first baseman/designated hitter Darin Ruf, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.
Davis had been serving as a short-side platoon option at designated hitter for the Mets, and he'll likely fill a similar role in San Francisco now that he's swapping teams with Ruf. The righty-hitting Davis owns a .775 OPS against left-handed pitching for his career.... See More ... See Less
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