Khris Davis hoping to resurrect career with Diablos Rojos del Mexico
By David Hill
It has been a long way down for Khris Davis. Once one of the more fearsome sluggers in the game, Davis had fallen off dramatically since 2018. He had been traded by the Oakland A’s to Texas as part of a swap of bad contracts, only for the Rangers to release him due to his lack of production. Although he ended up back in the A’s organization on a minor league deal, eventually returning to the majors, he just was not the same player.
As Davis is just 34 years old, it is possible that he could find himself once again and return to the majors. That is the hope as he looks to resurrect his career with the Diablos Rojos del Mexico, as he signed a one year deal to head to the Mexican League.
Khris Davis looking to resurrect career in Mexico
Davis is not the only former member of the organization to be heading to Mexico. Josh Reddick had signed with the Acereros de Monclova last month as he looks to rebuild his own career. Maybe this path will work out.
There was a time when Davis was a key part of the A’s lineup. He posted a .247/.323/.529 batting line over his 2356 plate appearances, hitting 160 homers and 96 doubles. Davis led the majors with 48 homers in 2018, his third consecutive season with at least 40 homers. As he was in the midst of his prime, there was no reason to expect that power would dissipate.
Davis started out strong in 2019, becoming the first player to reach double digits in home runs that season. However, when he crashed into a wall in left field chasing a foul ball, he became a completely different player. The power was gone, making Davis a subpar player who could not play a defensive position.
Even with those issues, Davis has had flashes where he looked like he could be about to turn the corner. He did hit ten homers in 16 games in Triple-A last season in the A’s organization, an impressive showing even if Las Vegas is a launching pad. Maybe he can turn back the clock and find himself once more in Mexico.
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Khris Davis is attempting to resurrect his career south of the border. He has signed a one year deal with the Diablos Rojos del Mexico.