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Davis (suspension) will report to Sarasota for extended spring training Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Davis won't be eligible to participate with the Orioles until part way into the postseason, but he will get some work in some simulated minor league games with instruction before returning.
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Davis (suspension) will report to Sarasota in the near future to work out while under suspension, Rich Dubroff of CSN reports.
Davis will report to the club's instructional league team to receive some at-bats while away from the Orioles. It looks like a smart move, considering he was hitting just .196 on the season - nearly 100 percentage points lower than his 2013 average. Facing a 25-game ban, Davis is suspended for the rest of the regular season, in addition to the first eight games of the playoffs, should the Orioles progress that far.
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Davis (suspension) has been removed from the 40-man roster, indicating that his suspension for amphetamine use will begin immediately, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.
Davis will miss the Orioles' remaining 17 regular season games and would sit out the first eight postseason games if the team makes it that far. Should Baltimore fail to play 25 more games, Davis' suspension would carry over into the start of the 2015 season. Details are still a bit murky, but it appears Davis' use of Adderall without an exemption triggered the suspension.
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Davis has tested positive for amphetamines and is facing a 25-game suspension, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.
The report notes that Davis' suspension is not yet official, but confirmation one way or another should come shortly.
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Davis went 2-for-4 with a solo homer -- his 26th of the season -- in Saturday's loss to the Rays.
Initially, Davis was not in the lineup Saturday, but he ended up playing all nine innings and seeing time at first base after starting at third. For the season, he continues to carry a disappointing line, sitting at .196/.299/.412 through 123 games.
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Davis is now in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Davis was not included in manager Buck Showalter's initial lineup, but he's now penciled in to man first base and bat fifth against Drew Smyly. The 28-year-old Davis will look to improve upon his .187 season average against lefties and 1-for-8 career mark against Smyly.
Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 16 Days
Davis is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
With lefty Drew Smyly toeing the rubber for Tampa Bay, Davis will head to the bench as Steve Pearce (abdomen) returns to first base. Davis went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday to end a modest five-game hitting streak. The streak tied for his second-longest this season.
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Davis was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, a home run, and four RBI in the Orioles pummeling of Minnesota on Friday night.
Davis has endured a trying season and is hitting a miserable .189 but he can still hit the ball a long way when he connects. Now with 24 home runs and 67 RBI the Orioles will hope he can get into a groove down the stretch and into the playoffs.
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Davis was dropped to the seventh spot in the order Monday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
After delivering a 1-for-11, five-strikeout performance during the Orioles' weekend series with the Cubs, Davis' season batting average has dropped all the way to .189. Some regression was certainly expected after Davis swatted 53 homers and batted .286 in 2013, but a decline to this extent wasn't foreseen by even the most pessimistic of projections. If there's anything positive to be gleaned from his season, it might be that he's at least closing in on gaining eligibility at third base. With Manny Machado on the DL, Davis will make his 13th start of the season at the position, where he'll likely be a fixture the rest of the way.
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Davis went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts while hitting second for the Orioles again on Friday.
Hitting in front of Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz has made little difference in two games since Manny Machado vacated the No. 2 spot by hitting the DL. Davis has recorded at least one strikeout in every start he has made since July 2.