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No progress in extension talks between Orioles, Chris Davis

Mar 16, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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Chris Davis led baseball in home runs and RBI last season with 53 and 138, respectively. He earned a $10.35 million salary for 2014 in his second year of arbitration eligibility and will enter his third and final period of arbitration eligibility next winter after which he can become a free agent.

Per MASN’s Steve Melewski, the Orioles haven’t made much of an effort yet to get their first baseman signed to an extension.

Davis said this morning there is not much happening on that front right now.

“Not that I know of and you guys are pretty good about finding things out,” Davis said. “I’m sure if anything is said, we’ll be talking about it, but those are for Scott (Boras) and Dan (Duquette). I have way too much to focus on here.”

The good news is that Davis isn’t particularly concerned about his contract situation, saying that “[the Orioles] took care” of him this off-season. Davis also understands that the Orioles may be reticent to commit to a first baseman who only has two solid seasons under his belt. Davis turns 28 on Monday and a contract extension would likely take him into his mid-30’s.

  1. nolasoxfan2012 - Mar 16, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    I’m sure Scott Boras is perfectly willing to talk about an extension with the Orioles…as long as they are willing to sign over their left arm, their first-born children, and their wives (with an optional divorce after three years), and an easily attainable vesting option on any of their daughters.

  2. dowhatifeellike - Mar 16, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    He and Wieters are Boras clients so you might as well measure them for their pinstripes now. Sad but true.

    • beachnbaseball - Mar 17, 2014 at 7:10 AM

      I doubt the Yankees want Wieters. He never quite lived up to his hype. As for Davis, let’s see if he can come close to his 2013 numbers. I think he comes up short.

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