Khris Davis isn’t quite right, which one might easily deduce from a look at the numbers: He hasn’t homered since June 18 and he’s hit just six since April 14.
The All-Star break, which begins Monday, could be a good thing for the A’s and their designated hitter because Davis told The Chronicle on Saturday before the team’s 6-3 loss to the Mariners that the major issue for him is health: He had just started to recover from a side injury he incurred running into a wall making a great catch at Pittsburgh on May 5 when he was hit on the left hand by a pitch by Luis Garcia of the Angels on June 27.
“My hand could use the break,” Davis said. “I still feel that 96 mph off the hand. I’m just trying to do what I can.”
He still has noticeable swelling on the side of the hand and it affects his swing.