5 bench options the St. Louis Cardinals should consider after the lockout

Miranda Remaklus
Oliver Marmol #37 of the St Louis Cardinals watches game action against the Washington Nationals during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 16, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Nationals defeated the Cardinals 4-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
Oliver Marmol #37 of the St Louis Cardinals watches game action against the Washington Nationals during a spring training game at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 16, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Nationals defeated the Cardinals 4-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Khris Davis #11 of the Oakland Athletics looks on from the dugout during the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 19, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA – SEPTEMBER 19: Khris Davis #11 of the Oakland Athletics looks on from the dugout during the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 19, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Khris Davis

If the designated hitter position becomes universal with this next Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Cardinals should definitely check on the availability of Khris Davis.

In 42 games in 2021 between the Oakland A’s and Texas Rangers, Davis had a pretty dismal season. He hit .206/.272/.363 with a 74+ wRC. Prior to his bad season in 2021, he had a slow Covid-19 shortened 2020 season, but prior to that he has had quite the bat. For his career spanning eight seasons, Davis has 164 doubles, nine triples, 221 home runs, 590 RBI and 18 stolen base. He has a 117+ wRC for his career as well.

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Davis is hopefully using this time to get healthy and back to form. With loads of potential at the plate, Davis should be a hot target for teams this offseason if the designated hitter rule does become universal.

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