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Wednesday
Dec172014

Orioles 1B Chris Davis Cleared to Use Adderall in 2015

Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Suspended Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was cleared to use Adderall next season, manager Buck Showalter said on Tuesday.

"It's a good thing," Showalter said in reference to Davis gaining therapeutic use exemption for Adderall. "Yeah, he told me he was approved for it."

Davis was suspended 25 games in September for the use of Adderall in September after failing a drug test for the second time. 

Davis missed the final 17 games of the season due to the suspension and sat out all seven games of the playoffs.

Davis batted .196 with 26 HRs, 72 RBIs and 173 strikeouts in 127 games.


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Friday
Sep122014

Chris Davis Suspended 25 Games

Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was suspended 25 games on Friday by Major League Baseball for violating the league's drug policy. Davis tested positive for amphetamines and immediately accepted the suspension.

"I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Orioles organization and especially the fans,'' Davis said in a statement. ""I made a mistake by taking Adderall. I had permission to use it in the past, but do not have a therapeutic use exemption this year. I accept my punishment and will begin serving my suspension immediately."

The 28-year-old slugger launched 26 home runs in 2014 but holds a major league-worst .194 batting average for the Orioles, who hold a 10 1/2 game lead in the American League East with 17 games to play. Davis' suspension will carry into the postseason, under the terms of the league's drug policy.

Baltimore is already without catcher Matt Wieters and third baseman Manny Machado, who both have undergone season-ending surgery. 


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Tuesday
Aug262014

Orioles Launch Five Homers in Win over Rays

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Young all hit home runs in consecutive at-bats in the fifth, capping off a five homer night for Baltimore. The Orioles (74-55) defeated Tampa Bay 9-1 in the first game of a three-game set with the Rays (64-67).

Baltimore had lost three games in a row, being swept by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field over the weekend. 

They rebounded with a dominant effort against rookie Jake Odrizzi. Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce went back-to-back in the third inning, starting the onslaught. All nine of Baltimore's runs came via the long ball and came after Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead in the third.

With all the offense, Adam Jones' brilliant centerfield play almost went overlooked. The Orioles center fielder robbed Evan Longoria of a homer in the sixth with a leaping catch at the wall. Jones then fired the ball to second base and threw out Matt Joyce.


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Tuesday
Aug122014

Orioles Trounce Yankees, Machado Injured

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(BALTIMORE) -- The Baltimore Orioles hammered New York in an 11-3 win at home on Saturday. However, Baltimore (68-50) may have lost third baseman Manny Machado to the disabled list.

Machado exited the game in the third inning after spraining his right knee after swinging at a pitch in the fifth inning.

"There's a chance we may have dodged a bullet," said Baltimore (68-50) manager Buck Showalter.  "We'll just wait for the results." He

"Hopefully it is on the good side other than the bad," he continued.

Machado, who will be reevaluated on Tuesday, ended up leaving the game and being replaced in the lineup by Chris Davis. Davis would later go on to lift Baltimore ahead of the Yankees with a two-run home run. The flood-gates then opened for the Orioles, adding a run in the fourth, three in the seventh and four more in the eighth.

Baltimore's win put them seven games ahead of New York (61-57) in the American League East. It is the biggest gap between the two squads in the season.


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Wednesday
May212014

Chris Davis Hits Three Home Runs as Orioles Trounce Pirates

Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) --  Chris Davis hit three home runs and had five RBIs as the Baltimore Orioles clobbered the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 on Tuesday night.

It was the second career three-homer game for Davis, who doubled his season total in one night. He also went deep three times on Aug. 24, 2012 against the Toronto Blue Jays.

"I felt like I just had some good pitches to hit and I rolled over everything, so I got here early today and worked on some stuff in early (batting practice)," said Davis. "It just sometimes clicks for you and today was one of those days."

The MLB's home run king in 2013 hit a two-run blast in the fifth inning off Francisco Liriano (0-4) that gave the Orioles a 6-1 lead. He added a solo shot in the seventh inning and a two-run shot in the ninth to break the game open.  He led the majors with 53 home runs last season.

Nelson Cruz also homered for the Orioles, while Adam Jones had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.  Miguel Gonzalez pitched six innings to earn his second victory of the season.


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Sunday
May112014

Orioles Place Matt Wieters on DL

Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- The Baltimore Orioles placed catcher Matt Wieters on the 15-day disabled list with a strained elbow on Sunday. 

Wieters was hoping to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but following an examination by Dr. James Andrews, the team and Wieters decided a trip was necessary.

Wieters was having a productive season so far, batting .308 with five homers and 18 RBIs.

The Orioles have Steve Clevenger and Caleb Joseph to fill the void at catcher while Wieters recovers.

The Orioles also activated Chris Davis on Sunday from the disabled list.  Davis went down on April 25 due to an oblique strain.

Davis was batting .250 with two homers and 13 RBIs in his first 22 games before being shut down.

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Monday
Feb032014

Orioles Working on Long-Term Deal with Chris Davis

Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Coming off a career year, the Baltimore Orioles are trying to work on a new deal with first baseman, Chris Davis.

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette revealed that the team offered Davis a new contract, but when he was asked about the offer, Davis seemed surprised.

"Really?" Davis said at the team's annual FanFest when asked about Duquette's comments. "Did he say anything else? Dang it. Keep me up to speed on that."

After making $3.3 million last season, Davis and the Orioles avoided arbitration this winter when the two sides agreed on a one-year-contract worth $10.35 million for the 2014 season.

In 2013, Davis was arguably the best pure slugger in all of Major League Baseball. In 160 games, the 27-year-old Davis hit .286 with 53 home runs and 138 RBIs.

Not only is Davis in line for a new contract. Duquette revealed that the team is also working on an extension with shortstop J.J. Hardy.

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Saturday
Jan182014

Chris Davis Agrees to One-Year Contract with O's

Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- First baseman Chris Davis reached a one-year, $10.35 million agreement with the Baltimore Orioles allowing him to avoid salary arbitration.

The deal means Davis more than triples his 2013 salary of $3.3 million and puts him behind Nick Markakis ($15 million in 2014) and Adam Jones ($13 million) as the third highest paid player on the team.

Davis had a breakout season last year. He led the majors with 53 home runs while hitting .286 with 138 RBIs and finishing third in the American League MVP voting.

The 27-year-old Davis joins pitchers Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris, Brian Matusz and Troy Patton as players that avoided arbitration with the Orioles.

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Saturday
Nov302013

Auburn Shocks No. 1 Alabama 34-28 To Win The Iron Bowl 

American Football Field Yard Lines/ iStockPhoto/ThinkStock(AUBURN, ALA.) --  Auburn's wild season got even more exciting on Saturday when Chris Davis returned a missed field-goal attempt 109 yards for a touchdown on the final play to give the fourth-ranked Tigers a stunning 34-28 victory over No. 1 Alabama.

"We're a team of destiny," Davis said. "We won't take no for an answer."

Alabama freshman kicker Adam Griffith missed a 57-yard field goal with one second remaining that would have won the game for the Tide.  Davis caught the ball nine yards deep in the endzone and the Tigers all but ended the two-time defending national champions' BCS hopes.

Auburn (11-1, 7-1 SEC) clinched a spot in the conference championship game.  Alabama (11-1, 7-1) had plenty of chances to ice the game but could not put the Tigers away.

"That's what you coach for, that's what these kids play for, to get a chance to win the SEC championship," Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said.

AJ McCarron passed for 277 yards and three touchdowns in just his third loss as Alabama's starting quarterback.

"We had every opportunity to win the game and we just came up short," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Miguel Cabrera Named AL MVP, Andrew McCutchen Wins NL MVP

Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) -- For the second straight season, Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera was named the American League MVP.

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen was named the MVP over in the National League.

Cabrera followed up his Triple Crown season in 2012 with a tremendous season in 2013. In 148 games, he hit .344 with 44 home runs and 137 RBIs. He also won his second straight batting title.

He becomes the first player to win consecutive AL MVP Awards since Frank Thomas did it with the Chicago White Sox in 1993 and 1994.

Also for the second straight season, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels finished second in voting. Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles finished third.

McCutchen becomes the first Pirate to win the NL MVP Award since Barry Bonds did it back in 1992. In 2013, McCutchen hit .317 with 21 home runs and 84 RBIs. McCutchen helped the Pirates reach the playoffs for the first time since 1992.

Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks finished second in voting, while Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals finished third.

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