So, now the question is, now that the Rangers have Khris Davis, what happens with the logjam?
They already have two guys whose only real position is Designated Hitter in Willie Calhoun and Nick Solak. Now, with Davis, three.
They’ve made rumblings that Solak will play second but it’s certainly never a serious commitment like with Kiner-Falefa and shortstop.
But, even assuming Solak takes over at second, either Davis or Calhoun will be the odd man out.
Do they platoon them; Davis, who hits right-handed, against lefties, and Calhoun, who bats left-handed, against righties?
That old trick is losing its usefulness now that pitchers are interchangeable drill bits and are swapped out nearly every inning. A DH might get just two at-bats against the starter. After that, the matchups go out the window.
Throw in newly acquired Delino DeShields, who seems to have the inside track on the opening day roster because he can play centerfield to back up Loedys, Taveras, and the Rangers are lopsided with outfielders-DHs.
David Dahl, Taveras, Calhoun, Davis, Joey Gallo, Solak. And don’t forget Eli White.
Spring training starts in a week. The season doesn’t start until April 1, and could be delayed. So there is plenty of time to sort all this out.
One thing is for certain, the Rangers have a logjam. Something’s got to give.