Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 1 week ago

Davis went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in the first inning Wednesday against the White Sox.

He's gone yard three times in the last four games now, racking up nine RBI in that span. All of a sudden, we're seeing the Davis fantasy owners signed up for -- the league's purest power hitter, with a batting average that doesn't hurt. However, he's still striking out prolifically -- with 29 whiffs in 81 plate appearances, his 35.8 percent strikeout rate is even worse than last year's.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 3 weeks ago

Davis went 2-for-5 Saturday with a two-run home run, his second blast of the season.

He also struck out in his other three at-bats, giving him 18 K's in 39 at-bats on the season. His .256 batting average is solid, but Davis will have trouble staying at even that modest level unless he starts putting more balls in play.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 3 weeks ago

Davis went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBI and a run -- but also three strikeouts -- in Wednesday's win over the Yankees.

Davis continues to whiff at a spectacular rate -- 15 times in 31 at-bats so far, and he hasn't drawn a walk. Worse, he's only managed a single homer through eight games. Davis still is a legitimate threat to hit 30 homers, but it doesn't look like his average is going to bounce back to a respectable level.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 3 weeks ago

Davis went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Monday's loss to the Yankees.

Davis now has 10 strikeouts in 23 at-bats. He needed 199 strikeouts to hit his 53 home runs in 2013 and only injury and suspension kept him from topping that pace last year. The 2013 season looks like a career year considering he hit .286, while his .196 average in 2014 is probably going to wind up closer to his career norm. Teams usually put on a defensive shift against Davis, and coupled with his high strikeout rate it will be difficult for him to be a batting average asset.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 4 weeks ago

Davis went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Friday's loss to Toronto.

The hits were Davis' first two of the young season. In the three games he's played since missing Opening Day due to suspension, Davis has gone 2-for-10 with a run scored and three strikeouts.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 1 month ago

Davis will bat fifth as the designated hitter in Tuesday's game in Tampa Bay, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

After serving the final game of his suspension on Opening Day, Davis will make his season debut against Rays right-hander Nate Karns, who has just five big-league starts to his name. Davis had a mediocre spring in the wake of his disappointing 2014 campaign, slashing .250/.313/.450 over 60 at-bats. He's been durable over the past few seasons, and he was approved for an exemption to take Adderall again.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 1 month ago

Davis is eligible to return from his suspension for Tuesday's game against the Rays.

Assuming he's in the starting lineup, Davis will have a favorable matchup against Rays right-hander Nate Karns. Coming off a miserable 2014, the lefty slugger slashed .250/.313/.450 in the Grapefruit League, with three home runs and 20 strikeouts in 60 at-bats.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 1 month ago

Davis went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts Wednesday, lowering his spring line to .226/.300/.434 with a 5:17 BB:K.

He's swatted three homers and driven in 12 runs over 18 games, so the power is still present, but that he's fanned in nearly one-third of his at-bats while facing Grapefruit League pitching is somewhat concerning. Davis will miss Opening Day due to suspension, but he'll be back in the mix for the O's second game of these season as he looks to bounce back from a dismal 2014 campaign.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 2 months ago

Davis is 5-for-23 with two home runs, nine RBIs and seven strikeouts through Monday's spring training games.

Yep, those are Chris Davis-like numbers. Davis homered and doubled Monday, with both hits coming off Cole Hamels. Davis will sit the first game of the season, then join the Orioles for the team's second game.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 2 months ago

Davis (suspension) could see time at third base or in the outfield this season, MLB.com's Britt Ghiroli reports.

Davis has played all three positions in his 3.5 seasons with the Orioles. He has made 20 errors in 531 games at first base, 17 errors in 91 games at third base and two errors in 41 games in the outfield in his career. Davis is certainly only a backup option for Manny Machado at third base. He has developed a good reputation as a fielder at first base and it seems he is more established than Steve Pearce and would command his dominant fielding position at first base. Nonetheless, Davis may have the opportunity to gather fielding time at three different positions this season.