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Athletics promote veteran Khris Davis to majors as part of September roster expansion

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The Oakland Athletics announced on Wednesday that they’d chosen the contract of designated hitter Khris Davis from their Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas as a part of their September 1 roster enlargement additions. The A’s additionally recalled catcher Austin Allen from Las Vegas, giving them three on the lively roster.

Davis, 33, opened this season with the Texas Rangers following an offseason commerce that noticed the Athletics purchase shortstop Elvis Andrus. His stick with the Rangers was short-lived, as he hit .157/.262/.333 (65 OPS+) in 22 video games earlier than Texas determined it most well-liked to fill the roster spot with a youthful player.

Davis subsequently signed a minor-league deal with the A’s and appeared in 16 video games with Las Vegas. In 68 plate appearances, he batted .333/.382/.921 with 10 house runs.

Previous to the commerce, Davis had spent the earlier 5 seasons with the A’s, hitting .240/.316/.495 (118 OPS+) with 158 house runs in 617 video games. He acquired downballot consideration for the Most Useful Player Award in each 2017 and 2018. Alas, Davis’ efficiency had slipped in latest seasons, as he’d hit solely .217/.294/.378 (81 OPS+) throughout the 2019-20 campaigns.

The A’s have been rotating regulars at different positions via the DH spot in latest days. Catcher Sean Murphy and second baseman Jed Lowrie have every acquired nods on the place this week, for instance.

Oakland entered Wednesday with a 73-59 file, placing them a sport behind the Boston Red Sox within the hunt for the second American League wild card spot. The A’s will full their sequence in opposition to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday earlier than finishing a six-game highway journey with a three-game set in Toronto versus the Blue Jays.

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