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19 Chris Davis 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/232 | Birthdate: 3/17/1986 | Birthplace: Longview, TX | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Baltimore | College: Navarro Coll. TX (J.C.) | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $3,300,000 | Owned/Started%: 94/73 | Average Draft Position: 120.83
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Orioles' Chris Davis just 1 for 17 in last five games


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has managed just one hit in 17 at-bats over his last five games.

Davis doubled and drew a walk on Wednesday, but he's been unable to reach base in four of his last five games. He ended April with an .883 OPS but is now hitting .226/.290/.468 with eight home runs and 21 RBI in 124 at-bats. Davis will open a three-game home series against the Mariners on Tuesday.


Orioles 1B Chris Davis snaps 1-for-15 slide with eighth HR of season


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/11/2015) Chris Davis jacked a two-run homer Monday to help put the Orioles over the Blue Jays.

Davis continues to lead the Orioles in homers this season, now with eight.

Davis entered the game 1 for his last 15 before going 2 for 4 in Monday's win.

"It just feels like we've been away the entire first month-and-a-half of the season," Davis said. "It's just good to get back home and have our fans behind us."


Orioles' Chris Davis swats seventh home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis went 1 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 6-2 win over the Yankees Saturday.

While Davis has now struck out 46 times in 99 at-bats, the walk was just his ninth of the season. He was one of three Orioles to collect homers off Yankees starter Chase Whitley in the third and fourth innings. Davis has hit .253/.321/.515 with seven home runs and 19 RBI.


Orioles first baseman Chris Davis blasts sixth home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis went 2 for 4 at the plate in Baltimore's 3-2 loss to the Mets on Tuesday.

Davis, who also struck out twice, did his damage in the ninth inning, crushing a Jeurys Familia offering out of the park for a solo home run, his sixth of the season. Davis boosted his average to .274 with 18 RBI in 84 at-bats this season.


Orioles 1B Chris Davis stays hot with homer Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Perhaps Orioles first baseman Chris Davis won't return this season to his form of two years ago, but he is certainly making folks forget his miserable 2014.

Davis keyed a six-run first inning Wednesday with a three-run homer, then rounded the bases with nobody in attendance to cheer but his teammates. His current slash line of .268/.333/.549 includes a slugging percentage that has leaped 145 points over last year.

He has three home runs and 10 RBI in his last four games combined.


Orioles 1B Chris Davis doubles, homers, collects 3 RBI on Sunday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/26/2015) First baseman Chris Davis doubled, homered and collected three RBI on Sunday to help lead the Orioles past the Red Sox.

Davis broke Sunday's win wide open with a two-run double in the third inning and added a solo homer in the sixth.

Davis now has two homers and six RBI over his last three games.

Delmon Young gets start in left for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Delmon Young is in the Orioles starting lineup for the first time since April 14. 

Young starts in left field for the first time this season on Sunday. Alejandro De Aza is out of the lineup.

Chris Davis starts at first base for the second straight game, with Jimmy Paredes at DH.  


O's Chris Davis provides insurance homer in ninth inning on Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/18/2015) Designated hitter Chris Davis' two-run homer in the ninth inning, an opposite-field shot, on Saturday provided the Orioles some breathing room in their 4-1 win over the Red Sox.

"I think early in the season, in my batting practice and in early work, just trying to stay on the ball as long as I can. If that means going the other way or pulling the ball the right way, we talked about that a lot," Davis said to mLB.com.

The homer was just Davis' second this season as the slugger has accumulated 18 strikeouts in 10 games. He also struck out three times.

"It's still early. I'm still trying to find my rhythm and timing. I feel like the more at-bats I'm seeing, the more I'm seeing the ball," Davis said. "[Red Sox starter] Clay [Buchholz] had a real good changeup today. It's pretty much his pitch. He's a guy who if he gets ahead of you early, you've just got to zone him up and he threw me in my first at-bat and my second at-bat, two really good ones. Tip your hat and move on."


Jimmy Paredes to DH on Saturday for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Jimmy Paredes, activated off the disabled list earlier in the day, is playing designated hitter for the Orioles and hitting fifth in the order. 

The insertion of Paredes caused some position shuffling across the Orioles' lineup. Chris Davis, who has been playing DH, moved to first base, and first baseman Steve Pearce moved to right. Right fielder Travis Snider is not in the lineup. 

With Jonathan Schoop on the disabled list, Ryan Flaherty steps into the lineup, playing second base and batting eighth. 


Orioles' Chris Davis drives in three runs in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis went 2 for 5 with three RBI in his team's 7-5 win over the Yankees Wednesday.

Davis smacked an RBI single in the first inning but struck out in his next two at-bats before coming up with a two-run double during his team's five-run sixth inning.

"He doesn't give in," manager Buck Showalter said after the game, per masnsports.com. "His contact-to-damage ratio again has always been pretty good, but I know it's frustrating for him to strike out that much. But more times than not you like the finished product. Whether he's hitting the ball the other way or pulling it firmly, just trying to string together some good at-bats. It's pretty obvious the way they're pitching him, but it's the same way they pitched him last year and the year before. Same way."

Davis has hit .226 with one home run and five RBI in 31 at-bats and has struck out 15 times.


Chris Davis hits first homer of season for Orioles


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hit his first home run of the year in a 7-1 win over Toronto. 

Davis hit the first pitch he saw in the first inning for a solo shot to left center. He finished two for four on the day and is hitting .286 on the season. 

"It's a long way to hit a ball for a left-handed hitter," manager Buck Showalter said. "That was a good swing. His last game I thought he had a couple really good at-bats against a very good pitcher and he's had good at-bats here, so hopefully that bodes well for him."


Orioles' Alejandro De Aza takes a seat vs. LHP Mark Buehrle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) The Orioles did not include outfielder Alejandro De Aza in the starting lineup Friday, with the Blue Jays starting left-hander Mark Buehrle, according to MASN Sports. De Aza is a career .247/.311/.366 hitter against lefties.

Steve Pearce shifted to left field and Chris Davis received his first start of the season at first base. Travis Snider remained in right field.


Orioles 1B Chris Davis excited about return to Camden Yards


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2015) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is excited about his first home game at Camden Yards, per masnsports.com. Davis recently returned from a 25-game suspension for his second violation of Adderall use.

"I'm really looking forward to it," he said. "I looked (at the schedule) to see where we started, specifically to see if we started on the road or at home. I didn't want to miss the opening day at home and I was relieved to find out we started in Tampa."

Davis is expecting a warmer welcome than he received on the road against the Rays on Monday.

"I hope so," he said. "I think the feedback I've gotten from FanFest, the little bit of Twitter that I've been on, people have been pretty positive, very supportive. Spring training was great. A lot of people down there just telling me they were behind me and wish all the best for me. It's huge. That's why we come out there and play the way we play, for the fans."

Davis is hoping to not let his emotions get the best of him as he returns to the diamond.

"I think it was a little emotional just getting on the plane last night," he said. "Little things here and there that you miss that you don't realize while you're away that you really appreciate now. I hope I can hold it together. I feel like I have this image of myself as a tough guy. It would look pretty bad if the starting first baseman runs down there crying and blubbering like a baby."

In two games this season, Davis is 0 for 6 with three strikeouts.


Orioles' Chris Davis felt good Tuesday despite going hitless


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Despite going hitless in his season debut, Orioles slugger Chris Davis felt good being back on the diamond, according to the Baltimore Sun. Davis was back in the lineup after being placed under a 25-game suspension for using Adderall. 

“I felt good. First couple at-bats I was pretty fired up. My adrenaline kind of got the better of me. I was overswinging a little bit,” Davis said. “As the game progressed I settled down a little bit, started seeing some pitches and took some better swings and just had better takes. Definitely a little rusty, but it felt good to be back in there.”

“Yeah, I was a little fired up. I think you try to calm yourself down as much as you can first at-bat of the season,” he said. “I almost got away with one, but I was kind of overswinging early, swinging at some balls that were good pitches, but not pitches that I could do a lot with. Settled down throughout the game and it was good to see some more pitches and get some more at-bats under my belt.”

The Orioles' slugger went 0 for 3 with one hit-by-pitch as the team's designated hitter on Tuesday. 


Orioles reinstate infielder Chris Davis, expected to start Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) The Orioles have reinstated infielder Chris Davis from the restricted list and optioned catcher Steve Clevenger to Triple-A, the team announced Tuesday.

Davis was suspended 25 games last season after testing positive for amphetamines without a prescription. He needed one game this season to complete the suspension.

"It feels good," Davis said to MASN.com. "Obviously, watching the game, everybody's having all the fun, hitting home runs, scoring a bunch of runs. It's good to be a part of it today. I missed these guys, even though I wasn't really gone. Still hanging around with them on the field, just being around with them and competing. Wearing that uniform, it's exciting."

Davis, who hit .196 with 26 home runs and 72 RBI last year, will bat fifth and be slotted as the designated hitter Tuesday.

The Orioles (-110) are the favorites over the Rays Tuesday.


Orioles 1B Chris Davis will return from suspension Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is set to return from a 25-game suspension Tuesday, reports the Boston Herald.

Davis was suspended for 25 games last season for using amphetamines without a prescription. He served 24 games last season and was suspended for the first game this season.

The Orioles must make a roster move in order to accommodate Davis on the 25-man roster.


Orioles' Davis intends to bunt more in 2015 to combat infield shifts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Orioles slugger Chris Davis saw the opposition use a defensive shift in 95.2 percent of his at-bats in 2014, which was among the highest percentages in the majors, according to The Bill James Handbook. He hit .121 against the shift and .333 when no shift was used.

As a way to combat infield shifts, Davis said he is open to bunting more in 2015, per MASNsports.com.

"Oh, absolutely," he said. "Did it a few times last year. I'm more comfortable with it going through an offseason where I know I have to add that as part of my game. But I'm not going to forget my role as a guy who drives in runs. The situation will dictate whether I bunt or not."


Chris Davis clarifies recent comments about Orioles' future plans


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Orioles infielder Chris Davis clarified some of his recent comments on the club's plan for the future on Monday, according to MASN Sports.

Davis is one of 11 Baltimore players eligible for free agency after the 2015 season, and last week he told reporters that he has "no desire to play for a loser" in 2015. He said on Sunday that he wasn't questioning the front office.

"No, I was just speaking what is on the hearts and minds of the other guys in the clubhouse," Davis said. "You ask anyone that is in here, this is a great place to come to work every day. You have a great organization, great coaching staff, great scouting department. It's a fun place to come to work and we want to keep it that way. There is a lot to be said for chemistry in the clubhouse.

"A little uncertainty was revealed when Nicky (Markakis) departed and I think guys just want to know where the team stands as far as keeping this group together.


Orioles' Davis on free agency: I have no desire to play for a loser


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Orioles slugger Chris Davis is one of 11 Baltimore players eligible for free agency after the 2015 season. Davis indicated Monday he would like to get a feel for the Orioles plans for the future before he decides his future plans, per The Baltimore Sun.

"Some things are going to have to change as far as contracts are concerned, because we have a lot of young guys that you're going to have a chance to sign before free agency and, I'll tell you one thing, I'm not going to play for a team that has no shot at competing every year,'' Davis said. "The next contract I sign I would like it to be my last one, and I have no desire to play for a loser every year.

"I've made it very clear over the last few years how much I love playing in Baltimore. It's a great park to hit in, and with the success that we've had pretty much since I've been here, it would be a really hard place to leave. But you have to understand it is a business. They're going to have certain priorities. Certain things they're going to go after, and you have to understand the business side of it."


Orioles' Chris Davis goes yard on Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Orioles infielder Chris Davis crushed a home run on Thursday against the Blue Jays. 

Davis, who is coming off a poor season, is attempting to get back to his previous level of performance. His ability to hit for power has never been a question, and he proved that again on Thursday. With two men on, Davis took a fastball out to right center for a three-run shot in the third inning. 

Manager Buck Showalter said Davis' hard work has paid off thus far. "He's been working real hard," Showalter said. "Get a little return on it. Nothing wind-aided tonight, thick air. He had to square it up."

The 28-year-old Davis hit .196/.300/.404 over 450 at-bats last year. 


Orioles' Chris Davis open to more reps at right field


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Orioles' Chris Davis told reporters that he's prepared for more reps at right field this spring, according to Comcast SportsNet Baltimore on Wednesday. Davis has not played the outfield since 2012, and has only 39 starts in right field during his MLB career.

"The way our team is constructed here you're always on your toes," Davis said. "With the way we run the DH, you know that there's an opportunity for me to play somewhere else, so you try and stay prepared. I think the biggest thing for me going from the infield to the outfield is just the reps. I haven’t had a lot of reps in right field."


Orioles' Chris Davis to see time in right field during spring training


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Orioles coach Buck Showalter said first baseman Chris Davis will see some playing time in right field during the spring training season, according to The Baltimore Sun

This likely has more to do with cross-training Davis just in case he's needed to step in at right field during the regular season. Davis hasn't played in right field the previous two years but did play the position some in 2012.

Davis has made 39 starts in right field during his MLB career.  


Orioles' Chris Davis out to prove he is better than a .196 hitter


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is out to prove this season he is a better hitter than his .196 average in 2014 showed, per MLB.com.

“I always feel like if I’m swinging the bat well, I’m going to carry a good average and the home runs are going to be there, the RBI are going to be there," he said. "I think the thing that really killed me was early on obviously the oblique, but I was carrying a decent batting average and I actually had a good number of RBI, but my home runs were down. It was cold. There were some balls you hit that didn’t leave and you kind of start second-guessing yourself.

"The worst thing I could have done was go out there and try to hit home runs and I did that, and you saw the effects of that on my average. There was no doubt that was extremely disappointing. I know I’m way better than a .196 hitter and hopefully go back out there and prove it this year.”


Orioles' Chris Davis receives therapeutic-use exemption


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Orioles infielder Chris Davis received a therapeutic-use exemption for 2015, but not for Adderall, according to FoxSports.com.

Instead, Davis received an exemption for Vyvanse, which is also used to treat attention-deficit disorder. Davis tested positive for Adderall last season, leading to a 25-game suspension. Vyvanse is less likely to be abused for non-therapeutic reasons, according to MLB doctors, which is why it's been suggested over Adderall. 

Davis has tried the new drug this winter, and said it's worked well thus far. "That was part of the process – try the Vyvanse to see I liked it, if I liked it better or wanted to go back to Adderall," Davis said. "I liked Vyvanse better."

Davis still has one game left on his suspension, and will miss opening day this year. After that, Davis said he's "good to go." 

The 28-year-old hit .196/.300/.404 over 450 at-bats last year. 


Orioles likely to use a combo of players to replace Markakis in RF


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Orioles manager Buck Showalter is expecting to use a few players in right field to replace Nick Markakis, who signed a free-agent deal with the Braves in the offseason.

"We're equipped to have that be a two- or three-headed player," Showalter said of the Orioles' right-field situation which could include a combination of Travis SniderSteve PearceDelmon YoungAlejandro De Aza and Chris Davis, per MLB.com. "It also allows us to keep everybody in the flow and have everybody make contributions with their skill set. But somebody steps out there and takes off with it … that's why I think Steve [Pearce] graduated a little bit from that [role as a part-time player]."