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Chris Davis announces retirement

by Brad Camara | Thu, Aug 12th 11:20am EDT

Baltimore Orioles' first baseman Chris Davis announced his retirement from baseball on Thursday. (Mark Feinsand on Twitter )

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Davis spent 13 seasons with the Orioles and the Rangers in his career. He crushed 295 homers with 780 RBI across 5,630 career plate appearances, including a 53 homer campaign in 2013. According to Dan Connolly of The Athletic, “the Orioles will pay all of Chris Davis' salary for the remainder of his contract. However, the $17 million owed in 2022 (not including $6 million deferred) will be spread over several years so that the Orioles don't have to pay a lump in 2022.” The 35-year-old hasn't played all season due to a hip issue. Davis’ hip injury reportedly was more severe than initially thought, and the veteran first baseman decided to hang up his cleats.

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