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Chris Davis | Third Baseman

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 232
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Orioles and 1B Chris Davis avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $12 million contract.
Davis had a disappointing 2014 season with a .196 average and .704 OPS, but he still receives a nice raise in his final year of arbitration eligibility. He has to serve the final game of an Adderall suspension on Opening Day but with then take over at first base. Jan 16 - 1:55 PM

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter said on 105.7 The Fan that Chris Davis has received a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for adderall.

Davis was handed a 25-game suspension in September after a second positive test for amphetamines. He has had a TUE in the past to take adderall, but not for this year, which triggered the suspension. However, he'll be able to use the drug without penalty in 2015. It's worth noting that Davis still has one game remaining on his suspension, which he'll serve on Opening Day next season.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 09:59:00 AM

According to Clark Spencer and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have inquired about trades for Chris Davis of the Orioles and Evan Gattis of the Braves.

These are just two of the options the Marlins are looking at as they attempt to upgrade from Garrett Jones at first base. They would likely have to give up quality pieces for either player, potentially including top prospect left-hander Andrew Heaney. Davis is under team control though 2015 while Gattis is under team control through 2018. Mike Morse gives the Marlins an alternative in free agency, but the club only has "lukewarm" interest in signing him.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 08:29:00 AM

Orioles' manager Buck Showalter confirmed Thursday that Chris Davis will not be on the ALCS roster.

Davis will be eligible to return from his 25-game amphetamine suspension for Game 6, so the Orioles would have to play short-handed for the first five games. Not surprisingly, they have opted against doing that. Davis should be active if the team reaches the World Series.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Chris Davis is doubtful to make the Orioles' ALCS roster.

The O's pulled off a three-game sweep of the Tigers in the ALDS, so Davis still has five games remaining on his 25-game suspension for amphetamines. Had the best-of-five Division Series gone the distance, it might have made sense for the Orioles to add him to their active roster and play a man short for a bit against the Royals. But it's too much of a risk now.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 08:33:00 AM

Orioles GM Dan Duquette said Thursday that Chris Davis may be activated if the club advances to the ALCS.

Davis was suspended September 12 for amphetamines and has to sit out of the Orioles' first eight playoff games, so the decision will probably come down to how long the ALDS goes. Davis struggled during the regular season, batting .196 with a .704 OPS. But he still managed to slug 26 homers in 127 games and could be a weapon for the O's if they make a deep October run.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Chris Davis is slated to play third base again Tuesday in an instructional league game in Florida.

He's slated to play five innings. Davis got four plate appearances on Monday. He won't be eligible to play in the O's first eight playoff games as he finishes out his suspension for amphetamines, but he's staying sharp just in case they make it far into the postseason.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Chris Davis played three innings at third base and got three plate appearances in an instructional league game Friday.

He had a walk, a flyout and an infield single in his three trips to the dish. The Orioles sent the suspended slugger to instructs in order to stay sharp in the event that he's eventually added to their postseason roster. Davis is ineligible to play in the team's first eight playoff games.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 02:57:00 PM

Chris Davis will report to the Orioles' complex in Sarasota, Florida this weekend.

Davis was suspended 25 games last week after testing positive for amphetamines, but the Orioles are hoping to get permission for him to play in instructional league games in order to stay fresh. He'll be eligible to be activated after eight postseason games, which means that he could return as soon as the ALCS.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 04:38:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Major League Baseball would allow the Orioles to place Chris Davis on their ALCS roster while he's still suspended.

He'll still have to sit out a few games, though, depending on how many the Orioles have played to that point (Davis can't play in the team's first eight playoff games). The O's would also have to play a man short if they choose to put Davis on the roster, so it's unclear whether they'd consider it or not.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 02:42:00 PM

Chris Davis has been suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for amphetamines.

Oh boy. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun first reported the suspension and now Major League Baseball has made it official. Davis said in a statement that the positive test was for Adderall, which he had an exemption for in past but not this year. The suspension includes the postseason, so Davis will be ineligible for the final 17 games of the regular season, as well as eight potential playoff games (or more regular season games next season if the Orioles are out of the playoffs by then). "Crush" has had a down year for the O's, batting just .196/.300/.404, but he's hit 26 homers and driven in 72 and his loss is obviously a major one for Baltimore.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:03:00 AM

Chris Davis launched his 26th home run off Drew Smyly in Saturday's loss to the Rays.

Davis got the game's scoring started with his solo blast to right field in the second inning. He has been a tremendous disappointment at the plate this season, slashing just .196/.299/.412 with 26 homers and 72 RBI.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Chris Davis smashed a grand slam in Friday's win over the Twins.

It was the big blow in a five-run fifth inning against Trevor May. Davis has three hits in his last seven games and they all happened to be home runs. He's now up to 24 homers on the year, but he's done it with a lousy .189/.292/.400 batting line.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:25:00 PM

Chris Davis will make another start at third base Monday against the White Sox.

This will be his fifth start of the season at the hot corner and his fourth in the past week. He should get a few more before Manny Machado (knee) comes off the DL.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Chris Davis went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts Friday against the Indians.

Ouch. Davis has pretty much been all or nothing so far this month, hitting .155 (7-for-45) with 21 strikeouts and four homers. He has a disappointing .193/.298/.387 batting line on the year and his 145 strikeouts lead the American League. Only Atlanta's B.J. Upton (152) has more in MLB.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2Christian Walker
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Alexi Casilla
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Chris Parmelee
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2Delmon Young
3David Lough
4Alex Hassan
DH1Steve Pearce
2J.P. Arencibia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Eddie Gamboa
9Jason Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Oliver Drake
10Chaz Roe
11Cesar Cabral