BALTIMORE --- Chris Davis is starting his sixth game in right field. The Orioles have won four of the previous five he’s played there this season.
Before last Friday, Davis last played right field at the end of the 2012 season.
“I think it really helps having a guy like Jonesy in center field. You know he’s going to cover a lot of ground. He’s helpful with me, moving me in between pitches, just having the confidence in a guy that you know will make your job a little bit easier,” Davis said.
“There are some things that come back to you rather quickly and there are some things that are going to take a little time.”
Davis is a versatile player. Besides first, he’s played third base and left field. In spring training, he played a few games in right, so this move didn’t come as a surprise.
“I think knowing that going into spring training and taking some balls out there, you always know that in the back of your mind, it’s always on the table,” Davis said.
“The players that we have here, a lot of guys moving around, you kind of know it’s always an option. I try to stay as prepared as I can, and so whatever they asked me to do.”
Manager Buck Showalter believes playing right is easier on Davis than playing first.
“My legs feel pretty good right now. The first couple of days, they were a little sore from running around. I feel like the more I’m out there, the more comfortable I get,” Davis said.
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