Chris Davis
1B BAL
6 days ago

Davis went 1-for-3 with two RBI, two walks, two strikeouts and a home run in Thursday's 8-13 loss to Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Davis hit his second home run -- and first since April 6 -- of the 2018 campaign Thursday, when he took Jordan Zimmerman opposite field for a two-run blast. He sports a career-low 28.9 percent hard contact rate, as he just isn't seeing the ball well to begin the year. If his struggles continue, Davis could be in danger of falling into a platoon situation, should Baltimore choose to embrace more of a youth movement.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
2 weeks ago

Davis (illness) is starting at first base and hitting fifth Monday against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis is back to full health after sitting out of Sunday's series finale against the Yankees due to an illness. The 32-year-old is off to a slow start to the season, going just 3-for-30 (.100) with one homer through nine games, but he'll look to turn things around as he faces J.A. Happ in his return to action.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
3 weeks ago

Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees due to an illness, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Buck Showalter said that the illness prevented Davis from getting quality sleep overnight, so the veteran will be rested for the series finale with the hope that he'll be good to go for Monday's game against the Blue Jays. Trey Mancini will start at first base in Davis' stead Sunday and serve as the club's leadoff hitter.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
3 weeks ago

Davis went 1-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 7-3 extra-inning win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was his first of the season and came off CC Sabathia -- an encouraging sign after Davis managed only four home runs in 144 at-bats against LHP in 2017. He hit sixth in the order Friday, but manager Buck Showalter's experiment with the veteran first baseman as his leadoff man could continue Saturday, as right-hander Sonny Gray is set to take the mound for the Yankees.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
3 weeks ago

Davis will hit out of the fifth spot in the Orioles' batting order for Thursday's game against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis hit exclusively out of the leadoff position during the first five games of the season, but will drop back to his typical territory after sitting out Wednesday's series finale in Houston. The first baseman has yet to collect an extra-base hit this season, going just 1-for-21 with three walks and six strikeouts.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
3 weeks ago

Davis is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Houston, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis will head to the bench for the first time this season with left-hander Dallas Keuchel taking the mound for the Astros. During the first five games, Davis has been struggling mightily hitting out of the leadoff position, as he's gone just 1-for-20 with three walks and five strikeouts. In his place, Tim Beckham will bat atop the order while Danny Valencia draws a start at first base.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
1 month ago

Davis will hit atop the order and play first base for Thursday's Opening Day game against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Davis had been hitting at the leadoff position for the last few spring contests and it looks as though manager Buck Showalter will indeed grant him some opportunities in that role throughout the regular season. The first baseman has never hit leadoff at any point during his 10-year major-league career and it remains to be seen how long this experiment will last considering Davis hit just .215 with a .309 OBP in 2017.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
1 month ago

Manager Buck Showalter said Davis is an option to hit leadoff this season, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis has been hitting leadoff in exhibition play recently in an effort to get him more at-bats before the start of the season, but Showalter revealed Saturday that the slugger could also occupy the leadoff spot at times during the season. This is a bit surprising seeing as Davis has never hit leadoff in his big-league career, but the 32-year-old does own a respectable career .328 on-base percentage.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
1 month ago

Davis (forearm) recorded a single and an RBI across three at-bats in the Orioles' 5-4 loss to the Mets in Sunday's Grapefruit League game.

EDGE Analysis

In addition, Davis logged six innings at first base in his first game action with the Orioles in over two weeks after the team held him out while he recovered from a sore right forearm. With an injection having done its part to reduce the soreness in his arm, Davis looks like he'll enter the upcoming campaign with a clean bill of health. Though he won't join the Orioles for their game Monday against the Tigers, Davis will instead play in a minor-league contest in order to pick up more at-bats than would be possible in the Grapefruit League.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
1 month ago

Davis (forearm) will lead off for the Orioles and play first base in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, manager Buck Showalter is electing to deploy Davis as the leadoff man in order to get the slugger more at-bats after Davis had been held out spring action for more than two weeks with right forearm soreness. Davis is also expected to get some more swings in during a minor-league game Monday, which should help the 32-year-old catch up with the rest of the Baltimore regulars before Opening Day.