The Texas Rangers have designated outfielder/designated hitter Khris Davis for assignment.

Davis, who was acquired in the trade that sent Elvis Andrus to the Oakland Athletics, has two home runs and five RBIs in 22 games.

Chris Young and Chris Woodward both said the Rangers need to find out about its young players, and there will now be more opportunities to do that.

"It's less about Khris Davis' performance and more about the club in general, the state of our group and where we are and what aligns with our goals for this year," Young said. "This was really, really hard in a lot of ways because we love having him around and the influence that he's had on our group. But unfortunately, the performance has been probably a little less than we expected, and certainly we need to take a look at our younger guys."

Davis, 33, led the American League in home runs in 2018 for the A's when he hit 48 and went on to win the Edgar Martinez Award as the Major Leagues' top designated hitter.