O’s Fans Hopeful Slugger Chris Davis Has Found His Swing This Spring – CBS Baltimore


BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The O’s are in Sarasota, Florida, for Spring Training, gearing up for their 2020 season.

The Orioles will have plenty of fresh faces on the team this year. Recent stars Adam Jones, Manny Machado and Zach Britton; all long gone. Chris Davis, however, one of the few recognizable faces still on the roster.

Davis, who has struggled mightily the last two seasons, is tearing the cover off the ball in Spring Training; and O’s fans are hoping the old Crush Davis is back.

Last year, Davis batted .179, and the year before, .168.

Davis’ .168 average in 2018, over the span of 128 games and 522 plate appearances, was the worst for any qualified hitter in Major League Baseball history since the league adopted its 162-game schedule.

In 2019, Davis struck out 139 times and hit just 12 home runs; the lowest number of homers he has hit in his Orioles career.

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It’s a new year, almost a new season and Davis, who has put on an additional 25 lbs. of muscle, is batting .538 through his first eight games of Spring Training.

This spring, Davis has seven hits, three home runs and nine RBI’s. He’s also drawn eight walks.

Yes, it’s only Spring…

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