Report: Baltimore Orioles rescind seven-year offer to Chris Davis

Thursday December 10th, 2015

The Baltimore Orioles have rescinded a seven-year contract offer to first baseman Chris Davis, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney.

According to Olney, the Orioles’ offer was reportedly in the ballpark of $150 million. Contract talks between the Orioles and Davis, who led the majors with 47 home runs last season and is one of the top free agents on the market, have cooled but could still resume, Olney reports.

Davis, 29, can also play third base and the outfield and has hit 159 home runs the past four seasons for the Orioles, including a 53-homer campaign in 2013. He also led the majors with 208 strikeouts last season, but was second in the AL with 117 RBIs.

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Baltimore acquired Davis at the 2011 trade deadline from the Texas Rangers in a trade that sent reliever Koji Uehara the other way.

The Orioles went 81–81 last season to finish third in the American League East. They won division in 2014, advancing to the ALCS but falling to the Royals in four games.

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