Orioles’ Chris Davis hopes to rebound from awful 2019 season

SARASOTA, Fla. – In pro sports, highs and lows are all part of the game. But Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis might be one of baseball’s most extreme examples.

Coming off a pair of dreadful seasons in which he hit .168 in 2018 and .179 last year, Davis is sporting this spring’s hottest bat. Although it’s still early, he’s 5-for-8 in exhibition games through Monday with three home runs, five walks and only one strikeout.

That adds up to a ridiculous 2.464 OPS.

“You want to get off to a good start, whether it’s spring training or the regular season,” Davis tells USA TODAY Sports, “but I was a little caught off guard that I felt this good this early.”

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