Friday, March 4, 2011

Davis Doubles Twice, Homers for Rangers; McGehee Smacks Third Spring Homer

Players of the Day for Thursday, March 3, 2011

American League

Chris Davis
Ian Kinsler rapped his third homer of the exhibition season and Chris Davis doubled twice and homered, driving in three runs and scoring a pair as the Rangers pounded out 15 hits in an 11-9 win over Cleveland.

Davis appears to be headed for a battle over full time duty as either the Rangers' 1st baseman, 3rd baseman or DH. In the mix are Mitch Moreland, who seems the choice at first, Michael Young, who can play 1st, 3rd or DH and Adrian Beltre, a solid glove and potent bat at third.

Whichever way the defending AL Champs align their infield, the Rangers, as usual, appear to be loaded with power hitters.

National League

Casey McGehee
Milwaukee third baseman Casey McGehee continues to swing a hot bat in the pre-season, knocking his third homer (a solo shot) and going 2-for-2 as the Brewers topped the A's by an 11-9 score.

The Brewers banged out 17 hits, including three doubles and five homers. McGehee is batting .556 (5-for-9) this Spring.

Milwaukee is seeking a return to the playoffs after missing out the past two years. They were the wild card in 2008, edging out the Mets by a game with a 90-72 record despite finishing 7 1/2 behind the Cubs in the NL Central division.

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