Chris Davis Agrees to One-Year Contract with O’s


0  Updated at 4:01 pm, January 18th, 2014 By: ABC Digital
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Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — First baseman Chris Davis reached a one-year, $10.35 million agreement with the Baltimore Orioles allowing him to avoid salary arbitration.

The deal means Davis more than triples his 2013 salary of $3.3 million and puts him behind Nick Markakis ($15 million in 2014) and Adam Jones ($13 million) as the third highest paid player on the team.

Davis had a breakout season last year. He led the majors with 53 home runs while hitting .286 with 138 RBIs and finishing third in the American League MVP voting.

The 27-year-old Davis joins pitchers Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris, Brian Matusz and Troy Patton as players that avoided arbitration with the Orioles.

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