Texas Rangers Spring Training: 3 roster “locks” who are no longer safe

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SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 07: First baseman Nate Lowe #30 of the Texas Rangers fields a throw on a pick-off attempt of base runner Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of the MLB spring training baseball game at Surprise Stadium on March 07, 2021 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 07: First baseman Nate Lowe #30 of the Texas Rangers fields a throw on a pick-off attempt of base runner Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of the MLB spring training baseball game at Surprise Stadium on March 07, 2021 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /
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OF/DH Khris Davis

Khris Davis was the major piece acquired in the Elvis Andrus deal. He’s in danger of not making the Texas Rangers roster.

Admittedly, out of the players on this list, OF/DH Khris Davis was probably the least likely to make the Opening Day roster from the outset.

As the other hefty salary piece that facilitated the moving of Elvis Andrus’ contract to Oakland, expectations weren’t sky-high for the veteran slugger, but the Rangers still expected him to come in and make a strong effort for a starting position.

That strong effort appears to be non-existent as of this writing.

In 11 spring at-bats, the 33-year-old has a nearly identical stat line to teammate Leody Taveras, with a .091/.167/.258 triple slash.

Outside of one stolen base, it’s hard to pinpoint anything noteworthy from the power-hitting Davis in camp to this point.

With Willie Calhoun performing admirably this spring (and serving as Davis’ primary DH competition), Davis is likely looking at a DFA by the end of camp unless he turns things around over the next several weeks.

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