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Texas Rangers activate slugger Khris Davis (quad) from 10-day IL

Mar 2, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Joey Gallo celebrates with teammate Khris Davis after hitting a home run against the Chicago White Sox during a Spring Training game at Camelback Ranch Glendale. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran designated hitter Khris Davis, who has been out all season with a strained left quadriceps, has been activated off the 10-day injured list by the Texas Rangers.

In a corresponding move, Eli White has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. Davis is not in the starting lineup for Saturday night’s home game against the Seattle Mariners.

Davis, 33, opened the season on the IL with a Grade 2 left quad strain he suffered during a spring training game against the Angels on March 23.

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In a Feb. 6 trade with the Oakland Athletics, the Rangers acquired Davis along with catcher Jonah Heim and RHP Dane Acker in exchange for shortstop Elvis Andrus, catcher Aramis Garcia and cash considerations.

Davis hit 158 home runs from 2016-20, the fourth-highest total in MLB over that span behind only Nelson Cruz (176), Nolan Arenado (165) and Mike Trout (158). In 30 games with the A’s last season, Davis hit .200 with two home runs and 10 RBIs.

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Davis produced at least 40 home runs and 100 RBIs in three straight seasons from 2016-18, becoming just the 22nd MLB player to accomplish that feat. He led MLB with 48 home runs in 2018.

In 938 career games with the Milwaukee Brewers (2013-15) and A’s (2016-20), Davis has hit .243 with 218 home runs and 580 RBIs.

–Field Level Media