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Showalter confirmed that if the club wasn’t facing six games in National League parks without the designated hitter, it probably would have dealt with not having outfielder
“I’ll be frank with you, if we weren’t playing six National League games coming up we might have waited," Showalter said. "But it is tough to have a three-man bench with one of them being a catcher and one of them potentially being [first baseman-only Nick Johnson]. You have to have some maneuverability there with as good a team as Atlanta is and the
Showalter was non-committal on who will have to sit in the National League games since he can’t use a DH.
"You'll see [Davis] at first base again, you may see him in left field," Showalter said. "He's played a lot, if you look at his history, in the outfield. I hope you don't see him pitching again."