DETROIT — A’s designated hitter Khris Davis was scratched from Saturday’s lineup as a consequence of discomfort from a lingering left hip contusion suffered in a Might 5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Davis informed reporters Saturday that the ache “didn’t flare up once more,” however reasonably, he’s “been simply taking part in by way of it.”
“Simply wanted a day to relaxation,” Davis mentioned.
Davis had performed 5 consecutive video games since returning Sunday, going 8-for-20 with a pair of residence runs and three RBI in that span.
Regardless of Monday’s two-home run sport — which snapped a 20-game homerless streak — Melvin famous that Davis’ energy shouldn’t be what the A’s have come to count on from the perennial 40-home-run hitter due to the hip situation.
“In the event you’ve been watching his swings, they most likely haven’t been as laborious as swings as he usually takes,” Melvin mentioned.
Melvin additionally mentioned that “it’s a bit of little bit of a priority” that Davis’ damage has lingered, however confirmed X-rays taken when the crew returned from Pittsburgh got here again unfavourable.