Chris Davis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Orioles fans largely glad to see Chris Davis back, disappointed it took so long

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles fans are glad to see that first baseman Chris Davis will remain in Baltimore long term after the 29-year-old slugger made his club-record seven-year, $161 million deal official Thursday, but there are mixed reactions regarding the events that led to his return. Some were disappointed it..." January 25

  • O's boy! Chris Davis' club-record $161M deal official

    MLB.com "The Orioles announced the signing of Chris Davis to a club-record seven-year, $161 million contract on Thursday, with plans for an official news conference slated for 7 p.m. ET. Davis, who arrived in Baltimore earlier this week, agreed to terms over the weekend and spent the better portion of..." January 22

  • Orioles to pay Davis through 2037

    The Score "The Baltimore Orioles paid a steep price to bring back the muscle from their 2015 lineup, and according to reports, they'll be on the hook for that money well beyond the duration of Chris Davis' new contract. Davis will receive annual installments of $17 million per season over the duration of..." January 17

  • Chris Davis, Orioles agree to 7-year deal worth $161M

    ESPN "Chris Davis and the Orioles have agreed to a seven-year, $161 million deal for the slugger to remain in Baltimore, according to a report Saturday by the MLB Network. Davis, 29, spent parts of the last five seasons with Baltimore before filing for free agency after the 2015 season." January 17

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Breaking: Chris Davis is heading back to the Orioles. sides are in agreement.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Sources say #Orioles have grown increasingly frustrated with Chris Davis' demands and might be close to walking away.

  • Buck Showalter thinks Chris Davis has enough money

    NBC Sports "The Orioles have reportedly offered Chris Davis a $150 million deal to stay in Baltimore. Davis is reportedly still considering it while trying to see if there’s anything more than that available out there. It seems like that may be as good as he’ll do, but you never know. Either way, he’s a free..." January 14

  • What’s holding up huge paydays for Cespedes, other top sluggers

    New York Post "-Someone once wrote that, when contemplating multiple hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected. Now, it’s true the person who wrote that, William of Ockham, never saw Yoenis Cespedes play baseball. In William’s defense, he died in 1347. Yet as much of the baseball..." January 13

  • The Orioles need Chris Davis, and Davis might need the Orioles

    SB Nation "It's Jan. 12. Chris Davis is still a free agent even though he led the majors in homers with 47 in 2015, and is the overall league leader in dingers since becoming a full-time player in 2012. The Orioles are the only team that has been in sustained, serious discussion with him as far as anyone..." January 12

  • Buck Showalter 'wouldn't be surprised' if Chris Davis decision isn't until March

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles manager Buck Showalter hasn’t spoken to free agent first baseman Chris Davis recently — such discussions are now between team executives and his agent, Scott Boras — but he doesn’t expect a quick resolution to the free agency saga that seems to be plugging up the hitters market and his own..." January 11

  • Scott Boras is pitching Chris Davis as a regular corner outfielder

    Hardball Talk "The Orioles’ reported $150 million offer apparently hasn’t been enough to convince Chris Davis to come back, but his agent Scott Boras is trying to get creative in order to find a better offer from another team. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Boras has been selling Davis “hard” as a regular..." January 09

  • Orioles reportedly holding firm on $154 million offer to Chris Davis

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Orioles are holding firm on their 7-year, $154 million offer to Chris Davis, according to a report. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported the news about the O’s negotiations with the free agent slugger. It was reported in early December that the Orioles offered Davis a contract in..." January 06

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Last heard, orioles were holding at 154/7 for Davis, but angelos wasn't OKing full-bore pursuit of gordon/cespedes/upton yet

  • Cash Davis? Why Chris Davis balked at Orioles' franchise-record offer

    ESPN "In case you haven’t figured it out by now, Chris Davis is not going to give the Baltimore Orioles a hometown discount. The team offered him a seven-year, $154 million dollar deal, and he essentially said, "Eh." On the one hand, it’s easy to view Davis as an ungrateful, money-hungry mercenary...." December 22

  • O’s owner Peter Angelos and Chris Davis’ agent Scott Boras “continue to have dialogue”

    Hardball Talk "Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told Rich Dubroff of CSNMidAtlantic.com last week that he had pulled the club’s nine-figure proposal to Chris Davis off the table. But that doesn’t mean there has been a complete breakdown in negotiations." December 21

  • Here's a Chris-match list for slugger Davis

    MLB.com "For weeks, Chris Davis' return to Baltimore looked all but certain. The fit seemed perfect: As a lefty slugger in a ballpark very friendly to lefty sluggers, on a roster that badly needs offense and with reports of an offer north of $150 million on the table, there was no reason to expect he'd..." December 19

  • Orioles and Boras continue talks regarding Davis

    Masn "Outfielder Hyun-soo Kim is scheduled to complete his physical this morning and the Orioles could announce his signing later today. As usual, it depends on how quickly they gather the results. But there don't appear to be any glitches or concerns up to this point. The process shouldn't drag out..." December 18

  • Orioles pull offer to Chris Davis, now 'going down different tracks'

    CBS Sports "The Orioles have pulled their contract offer to free agent slugger Chris Davis, vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette confirmed to reporters at the team's FanFest event Saturday. The club is now "going down different tracks." Earlier this week, CBS Sports MLB Insider Jon Heyman..." December 12

  • Davis question looms as O's exit Meetings

    MLB.com "The Orioles' stance on re-signing free agent Chris Davis did not change during the four days at the Winter Meetings, though it's becoming increasingly evident Baltimore is running out of patience. The O's seven-year proposal, reportedly in the $150 million range, was offered to Davis' agent..." December 10

  • Source: Orioles' seven-year offer to Chris Davis is off the table

    ESPN "The Baltimore Orioles have taken their seven-year offer to slugger Chris Davis for approximately $150 million off the table, a source told ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney on Thursday. According to a source, the Orioles didn't raise the offer -- "not a nickel" -- since Wednesday, before deciding..." December 10

  • Orioles Increase Offer To Chris Davis

    MLB Trade Rumors "Baltimore has reportedly increased its offer to Davis, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, who hears they may be willing to go as high as $168MM over seven years — a $24MM average annual value. It’s uncertain whether or not the previously reported deferrals are still included in the revamped..." December 10

  • O’s Reportedly Offer “In The Neighborhood” Of $150MM To Chris Davis

    MLB Trade Rumors "Orioles owner Peter Angelos and GM Dan Duquette have made their desire to retain Chris Davis abundantly clear, and Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com sheds some light on just how serious they are in their quest to retain Davis, tweeting that the Orioles offered their former first baseman “in the..." December 09

  • Orioles will meet with Chris Davis' agent Scott Boras

    CBS Sports "The Orioles will meet here Tuesday with Chris Davis' agent Scott Boras as the team continues to try to keep their star free-agent slugger. This has seemed like a difficult match from the start, considering Davis' huge power numbers and Baltimore's history of low salaries, but Baltimore owner..." December 08

  • Source: Blue Jays Have “Legit Interest” in Chris Davis

    Baseball Essential "The Toronto Blue Jays have “legit interest” in free agent first baseman Chris Davis, but it’s unknown if the sides are talking about a deal, according to a league source. Toronto has had a lot of discussions about Davis and adding a left-handed bat. Davis’ market to date has been relatively..." December 07

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    A person with knowledge of #STLCards agenda says reported interest in Chris Davis is overblown. Not John Mozeliak's top priority.

  • Orioles won't pay $150-175M to retain Davis

    Baltimore Sun "hometown discount. It’s a no-win phrase purposely avoided by those involved in pro sports negotiations. Ultimately, if a player gives “a hometown discount,” -- a lesser monetary deal to sign or re-sign at a familiar place -- he and his agent have settled. If he doesn’t, well, the player is..." November 28

  • Odds and ends on Chris Davis

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles remain tight-lipped on the progress of their offseason talks with Chris Davis and agent Scott Boras, but one person within the organization at least termed the discussions thus far as “productive,” writes MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko. According to Kubatko, the Orioles aren’t turned..." November 27

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Orioles owner Peter Angelos personally involved in the team's effort to re-sign Chris Davis -- which must happen for O's to have a chance.

  • Report: Giants have “serious interest” in Chris Davis

    Baseball Essential "Armed with a lot of money to spend, it looks like the San Francisco Giants will use a lot of it this offseason. Even after spending $75 million on a contract extension for Brandon Crawford (story here), the Giants have their eyes on a big prize, one that will likely cost much more than..." November 20

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    After saying #Orioles will still make play for Davis, Duq said today "was the shortest & quickest negotiation I’ve ever had with [Boras]."

  • Orioles make qualifying offers to Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles made qualifying offers to free agents Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters, ensuring the club will receive compensatory draft picks if they sign elsewhere. Chen and Davis were certain to receive qualifying offers, but there was some uncertainty as to whether the Orioles would..." November 07

  • Orioles making an early effort to sign Chris Davis

    Hardball Talk "The Orioles are making an early effort to sign 1B/OF Chris Davis, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Heyman notes that it’s hard to imagine Davis would agree to a deal before hitting free agency. Davis, 29, rebounded from a disappointing 2014 season, batting .262/.361/.562 with 47 home runs..." November 02

  • Can Orioles wait on Boras for Davis, Wieters, Chen?

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "If the Orioles are serious about keeping Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters, they know they’re going to have to deal with Scott Boras. They’ve dealt with Boras countless times before, and will again. Zach Britton is also a Boras client. They signed another Boras player, Chris..." October 20

  • Dan Duquette still sees re-signing Chris Davis as top priority

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette reiterated on Sunday that he sees attempting to re-sign first baseman Chris Davis as a top priority. Davis, one of the Orioles’ six pending free agents, just completed one of the most prolific offensive seasons in club history. He led the majors..." October 05

  • Duquette: Orioles want to re-sign Davis

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles want to re-sign Chris Davis. Dan Duquette, the team’s executive vice president of baseball operations made that clear in a talk to season ticket holders on Saturday. “We’ve got a number of free agents on this team, and I can tell you this: We’re going to sign some of them, and some..." August 16

  • Davis' bounceback sets him up for big payday

    MLB.com "Chris Davis entered 2015 as arguably the biggest unknown in baseball. In '13, Davis smashed a franchise-record 53 homers and was worth 7.1 WAR, representing one of the 10-best seasons in Orioles history. For a follow-up in '14, Davis' production level collapsed, as he put together a..." August 12

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Orioles giving "serious consideration" to becoming sellers, source says. Could mean trades for Chris Davis and Matt Wieters. @FOXSports

  • Orioles' Chris Davis not a likely trade candidate in July

    Baltimore Sun "Every year at the All Star Break, The Baltimore Sun publishes an analysis piece, “Five questions facing the Orioles.” Within the piece is an item I didn’t want to become overlooked since several people have asked me about the subject. Though, frankly, the concept and result shouldn’t be..." July 14

  • Orioles activate Chris Davis from 25-game suspension

    Hardball Talk "With his 25-game suspension that carried over from last season now completed the Orioles have activated Chris Davis for tonight’s game against the Rays. In order to hit the 25-game mark Davis was suspended for the Orioles’ final 17 regular season games and seven postseason games, plus the first..." April 07

  • Davis says teammates put suspension behind them

    CSN Baltimore "Chris Davis got back on the field for the Orioles on Wednesday, and it was an excellent feeling. “I don’t think it was nerve wracking. It was almost kind of relieving just to kind of be out there and be with everybody, to be on the field, to be a part of team activities,” Davis said. “I..." February 26

  • Chris Davis shifting his strategy at the plate

    Masn "Major League Baseball has officially awarded the 2017 All-Star Game to the Miami Marlins. It's also convinced that the Orioles moved back to St. Louis. That's three straight National League cities, and Washington could make it four in a row in 2018. However, MLB is trying to be "fair" by..." February 14

  • Chris Davis discusses Adderall use for first time

    CSN Baltimore "For the first time since his 25-game suspension was announced, Chris Davis talked about Adderall at Saturday's FanFest. He hadn’t discussed it before, Davis said, because he didn’t want to take the focus off his teammates during last season’s postseason. Davis will report to Sarasota, Fla. for..." February 01

  • Suspended 1B Davis cleared to use Adderall

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who was suspended 25 games in September for testing positive for amphetamines, has received clearance from Major League Baseball to use Adderall in the 2015 season, manager Buck Showalter told reporters Tuesday. Davis blamed his violation of MLB's drug..." December 17

  • Davis' suspension could last into 2015 season

    CSN Baltimore "Chris Davis sat silently in the Orioles’ clubhouse after Tuesday night’s game. Fully dressed, Davis was on a couch as his teammates tried to rationalize their shocking three games to none deficit in the American League Championship Series. Davis is completing his 25-game suspension for..." October 15

  • Orioles' Davis helps flip an overturned truck in accident

    Fox Sports "Talk about a busy few days. On Friday, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was suspended 25 games after testing positive for an amphetamine, which he said was Adderall. On Monday, Davis was driving on Interstate 295 in Maryland when he saw an accident that left one truck overturned. The..." September 16

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    mlb has ruled to allow orioles to place davis on alcs roster while still under ban. so he will be eligible for end of alcs.

  • Chris Davis Suspended 25 Games After Testing Positive for Amphetamines

    The Big Lead "The Baltimore Orioles are cruising to their first American League East title since 1997, however the good vibes in Camden Yards appear like they’re going to take a hit with Chris Davis handed a 25-game suspension for amphetamine use Friday morning. From a logistics standpoint, the Orioles have..." September 12

  • Chris Davis hits walk-off, three-run HR in Orioles' 6-4 victory over White Sox

    Baltimore Sun "Beginning in the fifth inning, Orioles slugger Chris Davis disappeared down the dugout tunnel to sneak in a few swings inside the batting cages below the seating bowl of Camden Yards, preparing himself in case he was needed in the late innings of Monday night's game against the Chicago White..." June 24

  • Could Chris Davis return to Orioles lineup on Sunday?

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles first baseman Chris Davis played in his first minor league rehabilitation assignment at Double-A Bowie on Saturday night, and could be activated as soon as Sunday, the first day he is eligible to come off the disabled list. Davis played nine innings at first base at Prince George's..." May 11

  • Chris Davis back, Matt Wieters to DL

    ESPN "The Baltimore Orioles made a pair of roster moves Sunday, activating star first baseman Chris Davis from the 15-day disabled list and placing catcher Matt Wieters on the DL. Davis, who spent the minimum time sidelined with a strained left side, was in the starting lineup and batting third..." May 11