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Chris Davis | First Baseman

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 232
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Chris Davis hit a solo home run in the eighth inning of Friday's loss to the Red Sox.
Davis' solo homer off of Junichi Tazawa in the eighth inning drew the Orioles to within 7-5, but they were unable to muster another run off the Red Sox bullpen. The home run was his third of the season, the RBI his eighth. He would finish 1-for-3 with two runs scored, plus a walk and a strikeout. Davis has now struck out 27 times in 16 games. He'll crank a fair number of home runs, but given his propensity to whiff, his average figures to remain in the low-.200's. Apr 25 - 12:17 AM

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Chris Davis took home the Golden Sombrero after striking out all four times he was up Thursday against the Blue Jays.

This makes a whopping 26 strikeouts in 15 games for Davis, a significant increase on his always prolific rate. He does have a reasonable .232 average anyway, but he won't maintain that striking out at this pace.
Apr 23 - 10:01 PM

Chris Davis slugged his second home run of the season Saturday in the Orioles' win over the Red Sox.

It was a two-run opposite field shot that sailed over the Green Monster. Davis also singled, though he struck out in his three other plate appearances. The 29-year-old is batting .256/.310/.487 with seven RBI and 18 strikeouts in 10 games this season for the O's.
Apr 18 - 7:42 PM

Chris Davis hit his first home run of the season against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Davis smacked the solo shot off Aaron Sanchez in the first inning. He finished the game 2-for-4 with the home run and a single, plus a strikeout. The slugger missed the Orioles' opener serving the final game of a 25-game suspension for amphetamine use, but he looks no worse for the wear. The Orioles are hoping that Davis can bounce back from a 2014 campaign in which he hit just .196/.300/.404.
Apr 11 - 10:20 PM

Orioles reinstated 1B/OF/DH Chris Davis from the restricted list.

Davis missed Opening Day because he still had one game remaining on his 25-game amphetamine suspension from last year, but he'll be in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Rays. The 29-year-old slugger is coming off a disappointing 2914 season, but he's a very strong bounceback candidate.
Apr 7 - 3:32 PM

Chris Davis homered and doubled off Cole Hamels in Monday's rout.

Davis was just 2-for-19 this spring before busting out with three hits today. Of course, everyone on the Orioles hit today, as the team scored 16 runs, but it's still nice to see Davis having quality at-bats against a tough left-hander.
Mar 16 - 5:16 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that Chris Davis will get some playing time in right field this spring.

Davis has made 39 starts in the outfield during his career, though none of them have come over the last two seasons. It's just a matter of giving him some reps there just in case he might be needed at the position, as Davis is slated to be the regular first baseman.
Feb 27 - 1:54 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Chris Davis was granted a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for Vyvanse, not Adderall.

Davis received a 25-game suspension last September after a second positive test for unauthorized use of Adderall. Initial reports this winter said that he received a new therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for Adderall, but it was actually for Vyvanse, another stimulant medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Davis ultimately opted for Vyvanse because it lasts longer and is less likely to be abused for non-therapeutic reasons.
Source: FOX Sports
Feb 25 - 8:46 AM

Orioles slugger Chris Davis acknowledged that he needs to bunt on occasion in order to beat the shift and to keep opposing defenses honest.

"I think there are definitely situations where I need to bunt, and I know there was some frustration last year obviously with my batting average being as low as it was" the O's first baseman admitted. It's an area of his game that he's worked to improve this offseason, and will be a weapon he uses against other teams. While it should help to improve upon his .196 batting average from a season ago, he's unlikely to do it enough to force opposing defenses to stop shifting.
Source: MASN Sports
Feb 14 - 3:45 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman