Orioles Working on Long-Term Deal with Chris Davis


Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Coming off a career year, the Baltimore Orioles are trying to work on a new deal with first baseman, Chris Davis.

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette revealed that the team offered Davis a new contract, but when he was asked about the offer, Davis seemed surprised.

“Really?” Davis said at the team’s annual FanFest when asked about Duquette’s comments. “Did he say anything else? Dang it. Keep me up to speed on that.”

After making $3.3 million last season, Davis and the Orioles avoided arbitration this winter when the two sides agreed on a one-year-contract worth $10.35 million for the 2014 season.

In 2013, Davis was arguably the best pure slugger in all of Major League Baseball. In 160 games, the 27-year-old Davis hit .286 with 53 home runs and 138 RBIs.

Not only is Davis in line for a new contract. Duquette revealed that the team is also working on an extension with shortstop J.J. Hardy.

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