Red Sox: Interested In a Hitter? Try Davis, Teahen or Jacobs on for Size

Anthony EmersonAnalyst IJune 14, 2009

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 13:  First baseman Chris Davis #19 of the Texas Rangers on April 13, 2009 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Despite his recent hot streat, rumors have been swirling about the Red Sox' desire to replace David Ortiz.

JJ Hardy, Jeff Francouer, Hanley Ramirez and Adam Dunn's names have been tossed around, but one name that's less famous is Chris Davis. Davis has been knocking the stuffing out of the ball in 59 games.

Davis has been taking a back seat to other Texas Rangers, such as Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler, who are both having all star seasons. Davis has been hitting better than Ortiz all season. Davis has 12 home runs, 27 RBI, with a .208 batting average, with 42 hits. Davis hasn't really lived up to the expectations surrounding him this season, but his average is higher than Ortiz's.

Another good, underrated tandem of hitters reside in the Kansas City Royals' Mark Teahen and Mike Jacobs. Jacobs was acquired by the Royals last offseason from the Florida Marlins. Teahen came up through the Royals organization. Teahen is hitting .286, with eight home runs and 22 RBIs. He has 59 hits in 60 games. Jacobs is a better power hitter, but hits for a much worse average. So far this season, Jacobs is hitting .229 with 10 home runs and 26 RBIs. He has 54 hits in 55 games.

However, with Ortiz' sudden hot streak, the Red Sox may not acquire another hitter.


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