Chris Davis
1B BAL
2 weeks ago

Davis (illness) will start at first base and bat fifth in the order in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis had been battling bronchitis and failed to play in any of the last three games, but his reentry into the lineup suggests he's feeling healthy again. As he enters his age-31 season, Davis remains one of the game's premier power hitters, but he'll need to show some improvement in batting average (.221 mark in 2016) and RBI (84) if he's to reemerge as a top-flight fantasy first baseman.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
2 weeks ago

Davis has made little progress in his recovery from bronchitis, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

More information regarding Davis' condition will likely be available in the coming days, as he's scheduled to be reevaluated Monday. At that point, a more definitive timeframe for his eventual return should become clear.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
2 weeks ago

Davis is still dealing with bronchitis, Rich Dubroff of the Press Box reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Davis has been taking a medication to deal with his illness, there's yet to be news as to when he'll return to action. Until Davis is back in the lineup, look for Trey Mancini and Mark Trumbo to split time at first base.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
2 weeks ago

Davis has been scratched from Saturday's Grapefruit League game with bronchitis, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis was held out of Friday's lineup with the illness and it appears to have lingered into Saturday. He'll likely take the day to rest and return to normal activities within a few days. Mark Trumbo will take over at first base.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
2 weeks ago

Davis is batting fifth and playing first base in Saturday's Grapefruit League game.

EDGE Analysis

The slugger was absent from Friday's lineup with an apparent bout of bronchitis, but it appears all systems are back to normal. Davis is 3-for-13 in six spring games thus far, but has drawn five walks.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
2 weeks ago

Davis is not in the lineup Friday due to a bout of bronchitis, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nothing has come out about the severity of it, but it seems unlikely that this ailment would keep the slugger out of the lineup for very long. Davis should resume his normal spring training routine relatively soon, but Trey Mancini may pick up some extra reps at first base in the meantime.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
1 month ago

Davis, who dealt with a lingering hand injury last season, said that he hasn't had any swelling or other issues through the first few days of batting practice, CBS Baltimore reports.

EDGE Analysis

Early in the first year of a $161 million, seven-year contract, the Orioles first baseman injured his left hand while diving into a base. Davis still played 157 games -- second most in his major league career -- but hit just .221 and struck out a career-high 219 times. He says the offseason was what he needed. "I think the biggest thing was really the rest and the time off and not having the physical contact and the beating that I did every day when I was swinging and taking balls at first base," Davis said. Now at full strength, there's reason to believe the 30-year-old's numbers will rebound from last year's dip.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
1 month ago

Davis reiterated that his left thumb has not bothered him this offseason, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

His batting average drop from .262 in 2015 to .221 last year was the biggest indicator of the bum digit's impact. His power dropped but still was excellent at 38 home runs and a .459 slugging percentage, so he could easily jump back above 40 long balls. Although prospective drafters should still watch for any news during camp, he'll fit comfortably on fantasy squads willing to absorb his contact woes in favor of his titanic pop. As usual, he'll help more owners in OBP leagues.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
2 months ago

Davis began swinging a bat about a month ago and hasn't felt any discomfort, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging first baseman played with a dislocated left thumb last season, but it didn't cause him to miss much time, as he played in 157 games, accumulating 665 plate appearances. He hit .221 with 38 home runs, and added just 84 RBI. His left hand ailed him for most of the 2016 season, and could've had some impact on his relatively modest totals.

Chris Davis
1B BAL
6 months ago

Davis went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in the Orioles' 12-2 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The Orioles were hitless against David Price and the Red Sox except for homers by Davis and teammate Manny Machado. The home run was Davis's 37th of the season, and brought his batting average up to .227. The fact that Davis didn't strike out Monday might as well be cause for celebration, as his 194 strikeouts are the most in the majors this season.