Orioles 1B / DH Chris Davis absent for the season
Orioles first baseman and designated hitter Chris Davis will miss the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left hip, by Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (via Twitter). The recovery time should be four to five months.
Shortstop Richie Martin is also absent at the moment with an undisplaced fracture in the radius of his left wrist, by Kubatko. The Orioles expect him to return after eight to twelve weeks.
The Orioles had already spent the first month and a half of the season without Davis due to a strain on his lower back. Now, in light of this news, it will be another lost season for the former star. Baltimore re-signed Davis to a seven-year, $ 161 million contract ahead of the 2016 season, but the move exploded in the club’s face. Now 35, Davis hit an excruciating .196 / .291 / .379 with 92 home runs in 2,188 home plate appearances from 2016-20. The Orioles owe him an annual salary of $ 23 million until 2022.
It will also count as a year to forget for Martin, who the Orioles took to track and field in the 2018 Rule 5 Draft. Martin totaled 309 AP as an Oriole in 2019 and hit .208 / .260 / .322 with six homers and 10 stolen bases. He hasn’t played in the greats since then.