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Getting Delmon Young playing time is mainly why Chris Davis is sitting, Buck Showalter says
Getting Delmon Young playing time is mainly why Chris Davis is sitting, Buck Showalter says

In his pregame news conference Monday, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the reason Chris Davis is sitting against Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is not because Davis’ average has dipped to .216 or that his slugger is mired in a 7-for-64 skid (.130). It’s primarily because, Showalter said, he wanted to get right-handed hitter Delmon Young into the lineup. Young had made just four starts in June, the last coming June 15. He had just one at-bat during the past road trip, a pinch-hit homer Monday at Tampa Bay. “About 90 percent of it is Delmon Young. Need to get Delmon in ballgames,” Showalter said. “I’m not going to let him sit around and not...

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