After competing for the first base position but losing out to Mitch Moreland during Spring Training due to the club’s commitment, Chris Davis has been called up several times to appear in the place of a couple different players on the Texas Rangers team. Davis has performed well in his 21 appearances securing seven runs, three homers and four RBIs on 14 hits and has done amazingly well in his AAA Round Rock appearances. He has posted 19 homers for the Pacific Coast League ranking fourth in a tie and is currently batting .374 while recording 52 RBI in 33 Round Rock Express games.
Earlier today, 25-year-old Chris Davis was not named a starter but was selected as a reserve for third base for the AAA All-Star game, but could have very well made the list as a starter. However, it was 30-year-old Brian Barden who was selected as a starter for the All-Star game at third base. He is sixth in the Pacific Coast League with a .360 batting average. He has recorded seven homers and 38 RBIs.
This is Davis’ fourth selection for an All-Star game after being selected in the Northwest League in 2006, the California League the following year, the AAA All-Star Game both last year and this year. As for Barden, this is the first time for him to be selected in an All-Star game.
The AAA All-Star game is set for July 13 and is being held in Salt Lake City, Utah at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
For the AA All-Star game, outfielder Leonys Martin, who just recently signed a five-year deal with the Rangers organization worth $15.5 million was been selected to appear. Aside from Martin, DH Mike Bianucci, LHP Martin Perez, right-handed reliever Adalberto Flores and right-handed set up man of Justin Miller all were chosen as well.
The Texas League All-Star Game is currently going on right now. There will be a recap up tomorrow.