Chris Davis announces retirement
Baltimore Orioles' first baseman Chris Davis announced his retirement from baseball on Thursday.
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.