current status: Off season (on 40-man roster)
#19 1B | 6'3", 230 lbs. | Baltimore
Birth Date:March 17, 1986 (27 years old) Place of Birth:Longview, TX Hometown:Longview, TX
Drafted:Drafted by Texas in 2006 (5th round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Texas in 2011.
Drafted:Drafted by Texas in 2006 (5th round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Texas in 2011.
|Assets:||Has mammoth power to all fields and the ability to drive in a lot of runs. Can play a sound first base. Doesn't get intimidated when facing left-handed pitching.|
|Flaws:||At times, he swings at everything, showing little plate discipline and striking out at prolific rates. Also, he doesn't have a lot of speed so he clogs up the bases.|
|Career Potential:||Excellent power-hitting first baseman.|
Career Honors & Awards
|Northwest League (A)||All-Star Team||2006|
|California League (A)||All-Star Team||2007|
Movements & Injuries
|1/17/2014||Re-signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a one-year contract.|
|9/27/2013||Missed 1 game (sore right foot).|
|9/26/2013||Sore right foot, day-to-day.|
|5/05/2013||Missed 1 game (sore right knee).|
|5/04/2013||Sore right knee, day-to-day.|
|1/18/2013||Re-signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a one-year contract.|
|7/07/2012||Missed 2 games (strained back).|
|7/05/2012||Strained back, day-to-day.|
|3/10/2012||Re-signed by the Baltimore Orioles to a one-year contract.|
|9/06/2011||Missed 21 games (strained right shoulder).|
|8/16/2011||Strained right shoulder, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 15th, 2011).|
|8/15/2011||Sore right shoulder, day-to-day.|
|8/09/2011||Missed 4 games (sore right shoulder).|
|8/05/2011||Sore right shoulder, day-to-day.|
|7/30/2011||Acquired from the Texas Rangers.|
|7/23/2011||Recalled from Round Rock (AAA).|
|6/11/2011||Optioned to Round Rock (AAA).|
|6/08/2011||Recalled from Round Rock (AAA).|
|5/23/2011||Optioned to Round Rock (AAA).|
|4/13/2011||Recalled from Round Rock (AAA).|
|3/29/2011||Optioned to Round Rock (AAA).|
|2/22/2011||Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.|
|9/11/2010||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AAA).|
|7/30/2010||Optioned to Oklahoma City (AAA).|
|7/09/2010||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AAA).|
|4/23/2010||Optioned to Oklahoma City (AAA).|
|3/04/2010||Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.|
|8/24/2009||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AAA).|
|7/06/2009||Optioned to Oklahoma City (AAA).|
|6/26/2008||Contract purchased from Oklahoma (AAA).|
|6/09/2006||Signed by the Texas Rangers.|
|7/30/2011||Baltimores Orioles traded Koji Uehara to the Texas Rangers for Chris Davis and Tommy Hunter.|
|6/06/2006||Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 5th round in 2006.|
Orioles attempted to sign Davis to extension | 02/01/2014 11:41 AM
NewsOrioles executive vice president Dan Duquette confirmed Saturday that the team attempted to sign Chris Davis to a contract extension but were unable to get a deal done.
Roch Kubatko on Twitter
ImpactInstead, the two sides agreed to a one-year contract earlier in the month to avoid heading to arbitration. Duquette notes that the team will certainly try again to lock their preeminent slugger long-term, as he's not set to reach free agency for another two seasons.
Chris Davis, Orioles come together at $10.35M | 01/17/2014 2:06 PM
NewsOrioles avoided arbitration with 1B Chris Davis by agreeing to a one-year, $10.35 million contract.
Eduardo A. Encina on Twitter
ImpactDavis receives a bump in salary of over $7 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility. Of course, he earned every penny of it by mashing 53 homers and driving in 138 runs in 2013. "Crush" should be a fantasy stud again in 2014.
GM: O's to tender all 9 arb.-elig. players | 11/25/2013 6:23 PM
NewsOrioles executive vice president Dan Duquette announced that Baltimore will tender contract offers to all nine of its arbitration-eligible players.
Impact"We are planning on tendering those guys," Duquette said. "Most of the guys we have there are real good players." Baltimore's nine arbitration-eligible players are: catcher Matt Wieters, first baseman Chris Davis, outfielders Nolan Reimold and Steve Pearce, relievers Troy Patton, Brian Matusz, Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson and starter Bud Norris. Reimold and Pearce, particularly, were non-tender candidates. Duquette said Reimold was progressing well from a neck/spine condition that required multiple surgeries.
Chris Davis' wrist feeling fine | 10/11/2013 10:48 AM
NewsChris Davis has reported no lingering issues with his left wrist.
Roch Kubatko on Twitter
ImpactDavis sprained the wrist in the final game of the regular season, but he's been able to play some golf with no problems. The 2013 home run champ enters the offseason with no question marks.
Chris Davis diagnosed with sprained wrist | 09/29/2013 3:12 PM
NewsChris Davis has been diagnosed with a sprained left wrist.
Rich Dubroff on Twitter
ImpactDavis suffered the injury in the fourth inning Sunday when Jacoby Ellsbury clipped the first baseman's glove hand while beating out an infield single. He was able to move the wrist around before leaving, indicating that the ailment probably isn't too serious. However, he'll surely undergo some tests just to be safe.
Chris Davis leaves game with hand injury | 09/29/2013 2:48 PM
NewsChris Davis left Sunday's game against the Red Sox with an apparent left hand injury.
Gordon Edes on Twitter
ImpactJacoby Ellbury clipped Davis' glove hand while beating out an infield single in the fourth inning. The first baseman rotated his wrist without any apparent issues, but the Orioles, not surprisingly, decided to play it safe and pull him. The club should have an update on his status after the game.
Chris Davis launches 53rd HR in loss to BoSox | 09/27/2013 10:37 PM
NewsChris Davis launched his 53rd home run of the season Friday against the Red Sox.
ImpactDavis went 2-for-3 in the loss. With 53 homers, he currently finds himself ranked 26th all-time on the single-season list. "Crush" has the most homers in the majors since Jose Bautista hit 54 in 2010. He still has two days left in the season to pass that mark.
Chris Davis (foot) returns to Orioles' lineup | 09/27/2013 3:10 PM
NewsChris Davis (foot) is back in the Orioles' lineup Friday.
Roch Kubatko on Twitter
ImpactDavis sat out Thursday with a right foot injury that had been sore for a few days. "Crush" is sitting on 52 home runs with three games to play.
Chris Davis out of lineup with sore foot | 09/26/2013 3:59 PM
NewsChris Davis is not in Thursday's lineup against the Blue Jays due to a sore right foot.
Roch Kubatko on Twitter
ImpactIt has been bothering him for a few days, but he's expected to be back in the lineup Friday. Steve Pearce is starting at first base Thursday while Brian Roberts serves as the DH and Jonathan Schoop plays second base.
Davis hits 51st home run, O's top Red Sox 3-2 | 09/17/2013 10:51 PM
NewsChris Davis hit his 51st home run on Tuesday as the Orioles topped the Red Sox 3-2.
ImpactDavis' 51st was also an Orioles record for most in a season, passing Brady Anderson's 50 homers hit in 1996. There's little left to be said that hasn't been said already about the first baseman's career year, as he's now hitting .293/.376/.651 with 132 RBI and 100 runs scored in an MVP-caliber season.
Davis hits go-ahead blast, joins 50-HR club | 09/13/2013 10:07 PM
NewsChris Davis smacked his 50th home run in Friday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
ImpactAnd he couldn't have picked a better time for it, as it was a go-ahead solo shot in the eighth inning. Davis is the first player in MLB to reach the 50-homer plateau since Toronto's Jose Bautista in 2010. He's now tied with Brady Anderson (1996) for the single-season franchise record in home runs.
Chris Davis blasts homer No.49 | 09/10/2013 10:43 PM
NewsChris Davis launched his 49th homer in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.
ImpactDavis' two-out, two-run blast in the fifth gave the Orioles a 4-1 lead, but the club folded late. "Crush" also singled and walked twice on the night, reaching base in all four plate appearances. He'll shoot for home run No. 50 against Andy Pettitte and the Yankees.
Davis homers among three hits against Sox | 09/06/2013 9:53 PM
NewsChris Davis went 3-for-4 with a home run against the White Sox on Friday.
ImpactDavis keeps adding to him impressive numbers, as he picked up his 48th homer and 123rd RBI in the game. The man they call Crush has struggled to start September, but his power makes him a threat to launch one every time he steps to the plate.
Davis hits 47th home run in loss to Red Sox | 08/28/2013 11:50 PM
NewsChris Davis went 2-for-4 with his 47th home run against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
ImpactDavis hit the solo home run off John Lackey in Wednesday's sixth inning. He also knocked his 37th double of the year in the first inning, raising his RBI total to 120. Maybe most impressively, his batting average continues to hover around .300, as he's now hitting .304.
Davis' huge game pushes O's over Rockies | 08/18/2013 5:44 PM
NewsChris Davis had a monster game Sunday, going 4-for-5 with a double, homer, two RBI and three runs scored in a 7-2 win over the Rockies.
ImpactDavis is up to 45 homers, 115 RBI, and 89 runs, numbers that rank first, second and first in the American League, respectively. His .306 batting average is the tenth best in the AL. Crush Davis is on pace to finish with 59 homers and 151 RBI.
Davis smacks 44th homer of the season | 08/14/2013 12:41 AM
NewsChris Davis blasted home run No. 44 in a loss against Arizona on Tuesday.
ImpactThe two-run homer in the top of the fourth off Randall Delgado gave Baltimore a 2-0 lead. Davis now has six homers and 13 RBI over 11 games in August. Currently enjoying a seven-game hitting streak, Crush ranks first in the American League in both homers and RBI (112).
Davis hits 42nd homer but O's fall to Giants | 08/10/2013 7:07 PM
NewsChris Davis launched his 42nd home run of the year Saturday in the Orioles' loss to the Giants.
ImpactThe big man's power has returned after a small late-July slump. Davis is now on pace for 59 homers and 152 RBI.
Chris Davis leads Orioles past Giants | 08/10/2013 1:31 AM
NewsChris Davis delivered a two-run double in the top of the 10th to lead the Orioles past the Giants 5-2 on Friday.
ImpactThe Giants fought back nicely tonight, tying the game on a Brandon Belt homer in the sixth and a Hunter Pence RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, but the Orioles pounced on Javier Lopez in the top of the 10th, with Davis turning in another impressive at-bat against a lefty specialist. It was Davis's 32nd double to go along with his 41 homers.
Chris Davis hits long home run in victory | 08/07/2013 7:19 PM
NewsChris Davis hit a three-run blast to break a 3-3 tie in the eighth as the Orioles went on to beat the Padres 10-3 on Wednesday.
ImpactThe homer off lefty specialist Colt Hynes was estimated at 453 feet. The Padres announced that it was the second longest ever hit at Petco, trailing an Adrian Gonzalez bomb by five feet. It was Davis's major league-leading 41st of the season.
Chris Davis launches 40th home run in victory | 08/02/2013 10:20 PM
NewsChris Davis launched his 40th home run of the season in Friday's 11-8 win over the Mariners.
ImpactIt was a long blast beyond the right field fence which landed on Eutaw Street. Davis is the fifth player in team history to reach the 40-homer mark in a season, joining Brady Anderson, Frank Robinson, Jim Gentile, and Rafael Palmeiro. After going homerless in 10 straight games, he has gone deep three times in his last four.
Chris Davis hits 39th homer, ends K streak | 08/01/2013 10:28 PM
NewsChris Davis went 2-for-4 and hit his 39th homer against the Astros on Thursday.
ImpactThe homer off Travis Blackley was the 10th for Davis off a left-hander this season. Also, his strikeout streak was snapped after 24 games tonight. It was the first time since July 2 that he didn't whiff.
Davis blasts 38th homer, O's down Astros 4-3 | 07/30/2013 10:18 PM
NewsChris Davis went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in the Orioles' 4-3 win over the Astros on Tuesday.
ImpactIt was refreshing to see Davis get back to his pre-break self. In the 10 games prior to Tuesday's game, Davis hit just .205/.256/.282 with no homers and a 20/3 K/BB ratio. On Tuesday, the slugger walked twice along with hitting his 38th homer. The home run gave him 99 RBI this season, and despite his struggles he's still batting .305/.382/.680. Maybe this will be the spark he needs to go on a second half run.
Chris Davis serving as DH on Tuesday | 07/30/2013 3:15 PM
NewsChris Davis will serve as the DH on Tuesday against the Astros.
Eddie A. Encina on Twitter
ImpactIt will be his fourth start of the season out of the DH spot and his first since June 27. Davis hasn't homered since July 14 and has struck out in 22 straight games. Ryan Flaherty will start in his place at first base.
Chris Davis fans four times | 07/25/2013 11:38 PM
NewsChris Davis struck out all four times he was up Thursday in the loss to the Royals.
ImpactDavis homered in four straight games entering the All-Star break and the Home Run Derby. In seven games since, he's gone 6-for-28 with no homers and 13 strikeouts. Given the post-break struggles of some past Derby participants, Davis's little slump is a bit worrisome.
Chris Davis knocks in three in win | 07/23/2013 12:30 AM
NewsChris Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a sac fly against the Royals on Monday.
ImpactDavis did something tonight he hadn't done in five years; collect three RBI in a game in which he didn't homer. He did it twice with the Rangers in 2008, including the crazy 19-17 loss to the Red Sox.
Chris Davis (hand) says he'll be fine | 07/15/2013 11:10 PM
NewsChris Davis said he is not concerned about a blister that burst on his right palm during Monday's Home Run Derby.
Dan Connolly on Twitter
ImpactDavis said that he deals with the blister every year and just has to switch to different batting gloves. The league's leading home run hitter made it to the second round of Monday's Derby.
Chris Davis dealing with callous on hand | 07/15/2013 10:27 PM
NewsChris Davis opened up a callous on his right hand while participating in Monday's Home Run Derby.
Eduardo A. Encina on Twitter
ImpactThe callous was opened by a swing during the second round. Davis had the hand wrapped after being eliminated, but he should be fine. The league's home run leader slugged eight bombs in Round 1 but managed just four in Round 2, as the callous surely affected him.
Davis goes 2-for-4, smacks his 37th homer | 07/14/2013 4:59 PM
NewsChris Davis ended the first half strong on Sunday, going 2-for-4 with his 37th homer and four RBI in the Orioles' 7-4 win over the Blue Jays.
ImpactHe also doubled and scored two runs. Davis entered the day hitting .171 in July, but his owners hardly care. He leads the American League in homers and slugging percentage and is second in RBI and runs. Now batting .315, Crush Davis is on pace for 62 homers, 157 RBI and 118 runs.
Davis hits 36th home run in loss to Blue Jays | 07/13/2013 8:01 PM
NewsChris Davis hit his 36th home run of the season against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
ImpactNo more adjectives exist to describe Davis' first half. He now has 36 home runs, 89 RBI and a .313 batting average with a game left to play before the break. He also scored two runs in the game.
Chris Davis connects for 35th homer in win | 07/12/2013 9:54 PM
NewsChris Davis launched his 35th home run of the season Friday against the Blue Jays.
ImpactIt was a two-run blast against Mark Buehrle in the bottom of the second inning. Davis finished the day 2-for-4, giving him his first multi-hit game since July 3. He now has 88 RBI through 94 games, which is a new team record before the All-Star break. The previous record-holder, Boog Powell, had 86 RBI through 94 games in 1969.
Chris Davis strikes out four times in loss | 07/08/2013 10:41 PM
NewsChris Davis struck out four times and walked Monday against the Rangers.
ImpactDavis has had a really tough time against his original organization, going 2-for-21 with 13 strikeouts in six career games versus the Rangers. The four-K tonight was his first of the season and fifth of his career. He's now fanned 103 times in 89 games this season.
Chris Davis selected for Home Run Derby | 07/08/2013 6:40 PM
NewsCaptain Robinson Cano has selected Chris Davis and Prince Fielder to join him in representing the American League in next week's Home Run Derby.
Buster Olney on Twitter
ImpactCano still has to make one more selection, which he will announce Tuesday. The two picks he's made thus far were no-brainers, as Fielder is a two-time Derby champ and Davis leads all of baseball with 33 longballs.
Chris Davis leads AL All-Star Game voting | 07/06/2013 6:37 PM
NewsChris Davis was the leading vote-getter for the American League in the All-Star Game.
ImpactDavis will be joined in the starting lineup by Joe Mauer, Robinson Cano, J.J. Hardy, Miguel Cabrera, Adam Jones, Mike Trout, Joey Bautista and David Ortiz.
Chris Davis matches career-high with 33rd HR | 07/06/2013 4:22 PM
NewsChris Davis launched his 33rd home run in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.
ImpactIt was a two-run blast off left-hander Andy Pettitte. With 33 home runs and 88 RBI, Davis has already matched his career-highs in both categories, which was accomplished last season. The Orioles still have 74 games left this season.
Davis hits 32nd homer, O's top White Sox 4-2 | 07/03/2013 10:53 PM
NewsChris Davis continued to rake on Wednesday, going 2-for-4 with his 32nd homer in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the White Sox.
ImpactDavis' video game numbers in the first half continue to escalate, as he's now hitting .331 with 32 homers and 83 RBI. Davis also swatted his 26th double in the contest. There's little he could do anymore that would surprise anyone.
Chris Davis hits 31st home run | 06/30/2013 11:25 PM
NewsChris Davis hit his 31st home run of the season in Sunday night's win over the Yankees.
ImpactDavis smashed an opposite-field shot off Hiroki Kuroda in the second inning for his only hit of the night. He continues to show no signs of slowing down after going 2-for-3 with two homers on Saturday. Davis is the first player in major league history to have at least 25 doubles and 31 home runs by the end of June.
Chris Davis hits 29th, 30th home runs in win | 06/29/2013 10:25 PM
NewsChris Davis slugged two home runs Saturday in the Orioles' 11-3 rout of the Yankees.
ImpactDavis hit a three-run shot in the bottom of the first inning (his 29th of the season) and a two-run blast in the bottom of the eighth (his 30th). The 27-year-old is on pace for 59 home runs and 156 RBI, and he actually seems capable of coming somewhat close to those numbers. His swing right now appears almost effortless.
Chris Davis connects for 27th homer in loss | 06/21/2013 10:01 PM
NewsChris Davis connected for his 27th home run Friday in a loss to the Blue Jays.
ImpactIt was a three-run blast against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Davis has seven home runs in his last nine games and is showing no signs of slowing down. It's hard to complain when he's producing, but it's worth noting that he has a 30/3 K/BB ratio in 19 games this month.
Chris Davis homers twice as O's rout Tigers | 06/19/2013 4:51 PM
NewsChris Davis crushed his 25th and 26th home runs Wednesday as the Orioles pounded the Tigers 13-3.
ImpactBoth were two-run shots; he had one off Rick Porcello in the fourth and another off Jose Valverde in the ninth. He also mixed in a ground-rule double, giving him five RBI on the day. After going eight games without an RBI earlier this month, Davis has come back with six homers and 14 RBI in his last eight games. He's also overtaken Miguel Cabrera for the AL lead in OPS.
Chris Davis hits 24th homer for Orioles | 06/17/2013 10:13 PM
NewsChris Davis went 2-for-4 and homered for the Orioles' only run Monday against the Tigers.
ImpactDavis has opened up a four-homer lead on Carlos Gonzalez for first place in the majors with 24. Miguel Cabrera is second in the AL after hitting his 19th tonight.
Chris Davis hits 23rd homer as O's defeat Sox | 06/16/2013 5:12 PM
NewsChris Davis finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 6-3 win over the Red Sox on Sunday.
ImpactDavis is now hitting .335/.414/.697 in 69 games this season and he's on pace for 53 home runs and 139 RBI. The emerging star is showing no signs of slowing down.
Chris Davis launches MLB-leading 22nd homer | 06/14/2013 10:03 PM
NewsChris Davis launched his major league-leading 22nd home run in Friday's win over the Red Sox.
ImpactThe solo blast was his 13th home run in his last 34 games. He's currently on pace for 52 home runs for the year. Of course, the Orioles' single-season record is held by Brady Anderson, who hit 50 bombs in 1996.
Chris Davis homers against Angels | 06/12/2013 4:56 PM
NewsChris Davis snapped out of his slump by going 2-for-4 with a homer Wednesday against the Angels.
ImpactDavis had been stuck on 52 RBI for 10 days before homering off Jerome Williams today. The homer was his major league-leading 21st of the year. He moved back ahead of Edwin Encarnacion for second place in the AL in RBI.
Davis goes 0-for-3 in Monday's victory vs. LA | 06/11/2013 4:18 AM
NewsChris Davis went 0-for-3 in Monday's victory against the Angels.
ImpactThe slugger is slumping, having gone 0-for-15 with no walks and six strikeouts over his last four games, dropping his average from .357 to .333. Everyone knew there was no chance that Davis' average would remain amongst the leaders through the end of the year, but the power isn't going anywhere.
Chris Davis belts league-leading 20th homer | 06/02/2013 5:01 PM
NewsChris Davis doubled and smacked his major league-leading 20th homer in Sunday's win over the Tigers.
ImpactRick Porcello held the Orioles scoreless over the first six frames, but they got to him in the seventh with Davis' leadoff homer followed by two straight singles. Phil Coke then came on and let both inherited runners to score. Davis is now sporting a ridiculous .357/.440/.754 batting line with 52 RBI to go along with his 20 dingers.
Chris Davis goes deep twice, O's top Nats 9-6 | 05/29/2013 10:14 PM
NewsChris Davis went 4-for-4 with two home runs to help the Orioles beat the Nationals 9-6 on Wednesday.
ImpactDavis is having a ridiculous year. It's tough to say anything that hasn't already been said about the first baseman, so we'll just say this: in his current eight-game hitting streak, Davis is 18-for-30 (.600) with six home runs.
Chris Davis hits MLB-leading 16th homer | 05/24/2013 10:37 PM
NewsChris Davis went 3-for-4 with his major league-leading 16th homer in a win over the Blue Jays on Friday.
ImpactThe home run was a solo shot. Davis cooled down a bit after his ridiculous start to the season, but now he's red-hot once again. The 27-year-old slugger has gone deep in three straight games and five out of his last seven. Meanwhile, his batting line sits at a ridiculous .337/.426/.723 through 47 games. We could be witness a true breakout here.
Davis has four hits, O's win 6-3 over Yankees | 05/22/2013 10:48 PM
NewsChris Davis went 4-for-4 with his 14th home run Wednesday, and the Orioles beat the Yankees 6-3.
ImpactDavis continues to tear the cover off the baseball, now hitting .329/.420/.690 through 45 games this season. He is tied with Justin Upton for the league lead in home runs, and he trails only Miguel Cabrera in RBI. Davis is showing that his breakout 2012 was legit.
Chris Davis hits 13th homer for Orioles | 05/20/2013 11:28 PM
NewsChris Davis went 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk Monday against the Yankees.
ImpactDavis lost his share of the AL home run lead when Robinson Cano went deep in the first, only to move back into a tie by hitting his 13th homer an inning later. He has four homers in 10 games after slumping some in late April and early May.
Chris Davis hits 11th homer as O's beat Twins | 05/12/2013 5:13 PM
NewsChris Davis tallied his 11th home run of the year Sunday as the Orioles topped the Twins 6-0.
ImpactAdam Jones and Steve Pearce also went deep in the easy Baltimore victory. Davis has continued to mash here in May and now boasts a .313/.405/.664 batting line in 37 games. He is on pace for 47 home runs and 158 RBI.
Chris Davis (knee) returns to lineup Sunday | 05/05/2013 1:45 PM
NewsChris Davis (knee) is back in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.
Brittany Ghiroli on Twitter
ImpactDavis said Saturday that he had hoped to return to the lineup Tuesday, but he felt so good while running prior to Sunday's game that he's already back in there. He's playing first base and hitting fifth.
Chris Davis (knee) hopes to play on Tuesday | 05/04/2013 8:38 PM
NewsChris Davis (knee) said he hopes to be back in the Orioles' lineup on Tuesday.
Brittany Ghiroli on Twitter
ImpactDavis left Friday night's game after injuring his right knee in the first inning, but an MRI showed no structural damage. He'll sit out Sunday as a precautionary measure.
Chris Davis (knee) expected to avoid the DL | 05/04/2013 4:34 PM
NewsChris Davis (knee) is expected to avoid the DL.
Brittany Ghiroli on Twitter
ImpactDavis injured his right knee while running to first base in the fifth inning Friday night in Anaheim. It looked ugly at the time but he was feeling pretty good on Saturday morning. Angels doctors found no structural damage when reviewing his MRI. Orioles doctors will take a gander when the team returns to Baltimore.
Chris Davis to undergo MRI on right knee | 05/04/2013 12:40 AM
NewsChris Davis will undergo an MRI on his right knee on Saturday.
Roch Kubatko on Twitter
ImpactDavid left Friday's game in the fifth inning due to the injury. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after the game that Davis was "pretty upbeat" about the situation, but we'll have a better idea about his status following the MRI. Ryan Flaherty, Steve Pearce and Nick Markakis are among the options to fill in at first base.
Chris Davis leaves game with apparent injury | 05/03/2013 11:18 PM
NewsChris Davis was removed from Friday's game against the Angels in the fifth inning with an apparent injury.
Eduardo Encina on Twitter
ImpactChris Davis came up hobbling after running through first base on a ground out in the fifth inning. He wasn't able to put any weight on his right leg in the dugout. Ryan Flaherty took over at first base for Davis. The O's will likely release an update on his status shortly.
Chris Davis hits eighth homer in O's win | 04/26/2013 2:20 AM
NewsChris Davis smacked his eighth home run of the season Thursday against the Athletics.
ImpactDavis went 2-for-3 with two walks on the day, including a solo homer in the sixth inning and an RBI single in the eighth. He is now tied with Toronto's J.P. Arencibia for the American League lead in homers. While he ranks second in the league with 24 RBI, this was his first multi-RBI game since April 5.
Davis stays hot with four-RBI day vs. Rays | 04/04/2013 6:59 PM
NewsChris Davis continued his assault on the Rays' pitching staff Thursday, hitting a two-RBI double and a two-run homer in the win.
ImpactBoth the longball and the double came off of Rays starter Roberto Hernandez. Davis homered in each game of the three-game set, going 7-for-11 with 11 RBI in the series overall. A cold streak is bound to come eventually for the inconsistent slugger, but he's obviously one of the hottest hitters in the game right now.
Chris Davis has four hits Wednesday | 04/03/2013 10:21 PM
NewsChris Davis had four hits, including a three-run homer, in the Orioles' loss to the Rays on Wednesday.
ImpactThe 27-year-old first baseman enjoyed a big year in 2012, hitting 33 home runs with 85 RBI. He's got two home runs already this season, so it looks like the breakout was for real. Now in his prime, Davis could be a fantasy monster in 2013.
Chris Davis hits third spring homer | 03/30/2013 4:14 PM
NewsChris Davis went 2-for-3 and hit a two-run homer against the Mets on Saturday.
ImpactThe homer off Jeremy Hefner was just his fourth extra-base hit in 57 at-bats this spring. Davis, who hit 33 homers in 139 games for the Orioles last year, will be the regular No. 5 hitter behind Adam Jones and Matt Wieters to start this season.
Chris Davis homers | 02/27/2013 11:28 PM
NewsChris Davis ripped a two-run homer in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Red Sox.
ImpactDavis struck out in his other two plate appearances, but he lofted a ball to left field in the sixth inning that just cleared the wall. The soon-to-be 27-year-old is moving in to first base for the O's this season and has a shot to top 30 homers for the second straight year.
Chris Davis gets $3.3M from Orioles | 01/18/2013 3:03 PM
NewsOrioles avoided arbitration with 1B/OF Chris Davis by agreeing to a one-year, $3.3 million contract.
ImpactHe can earn an additional $50,000 each if he makes the All-Star team or wins a Silver Slugger award. Davis, who slugged 33 homers in 2012, will serve as the Orioles' everyday first baseman in 2013. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time.
|Date||Team||Opp||POS||AB||R||H||2B||3B||HR||RBI||BB||K||SB||CS||YTD OBP||YTD SLG||YTD AVG||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|At Bats||6||4 times-last:at TB||last:Sep 20||8|
|Runs||3||4 times-last:vs. Col||last:Aug 18||3|
|Hits||4||4 times-last:vs. Col||last:Aug 18||3|
|Doubles||3||at Min||May 10||2|
|Triples||1||at TB||Sep 21||0|
|Home Runs||2||3 times-last:vs. NYA||last:Jun 29||3|
|Total Bases||10||2 times-last:at Det||last:Jun 19||12|
|Extra-Base Hits||3||3 times-last:at Det||last:Jun 19||3|
|Runs Batted In||5||3 times-last:vs. NYA||last:Jun 29||5|
|Base on Balls||3||at Tor||May 26||2|
|Times on Base||4||8 times-last:vs. NYA||last:Sep 10||4|
|Stolen Bases||1||4 times-last:at TB||last:Sep 20||1|
|Caught Stealing||1||vs. Tor||Jul 13||1|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|At Bats||584||2013 (Bal)|
|Home Runs||53||2013 (Bal)|
|Total Bases||370||2013 (Bal)|
|Extra-Base Hits||96||2013 (Bal)|
|Runs Batted In||138||2013 (Bal)|
|Base on Balls||72||2013 (Bal)|
|Times on Base||249||2013 (Bal)|
|Stolen Bases||4||2013 (Bal)|
|Caught Stealing||3||2012 (Bal)|
|Batting Average||.286||2013 (Bal)|
|On Base Percentage||.370||2013 (Bal)|
|Slugging Percentage||.634||2013 (Bal)|