Chris Davis blames himself.
He came to the Orioles in 2011 with the reputation of being a pretty good defensive first baseman during his formative years with the Texas Rangers, but he never looked comfortable at first base last season and only played one game there after May 28.
"I have not shied away from the fact that the reason I struggled last year was because I didn't put the work in early in spring training,'' Davis said. "Looking back, I should have done more during spring training. That being said, you can't change the past. Obviously, I'm doing everything I can right now to be the defensive first baseman that I was."
Chris Davis wants to go from defensive disappointment to 'Team Gold Glove'
Baltimore Sun | Feb 24