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Chris Davis | Third 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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Everth Cabrera
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
4Jayson Nix
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
3Chris Parmelee
4Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Julio Borbon
RF1Travis Snider
2Delmon Young
3David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
2J.P. Arencibia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Logan Verrett
8Jason Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Chaz Roe
10Cesar Cabral
11Mark Hendrickson