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PRO FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP) A lawsuit brought by retired NFL players against the league for routinely mishandling painkillers has been dismissed. Judge William Alsup of the U.S. Northern District in California cited a section of the Labor Management Relations Act in dismissing the claim. Alsup noted that the league has addressed the ''serious and inevitable evil'' of player injuries...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter: Chris Davis gets nod from MLB to use Adderall

  Orioles manager Buck Showalter says Chris Davis will be allowed to use Adderall next season after the first baseman received a 25-game suspension this year for using the drug. Speaking to reporters at a holiday party Tuesday, Showalter said Davis told him he has received a therapeutic use exemption for Adderall in 2015. Major League Baseball suspended Davis for 25 games on Sept...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter: Davis gets nod from MLB to use Adderall

BALTIMORE (AP) Orioles manager Buck Showalter says Chris Davis will be allowed to use Adderall next season after the first baseman received a 25-game suspension this year for using the drug. Speaking to reporters at a holiday party Tuesday, Showalter said Davis told him he has received a therapeutic use exemption for Adderall in 2015. Major League Baseball suspended Davis for 25...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB clears Chris Davis to use Adderall in 2015

            Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has received clearance from Major League Baseball to use Adderall in the 2015 season, manager Buck Showalter told reporters Tuesday. “That’s just what he told me,” Showalter said during a meeting with reporters at the OriolesREACH Holiday Party for Kids on Tuesday. “He told...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Davis gets an exemption to use Adderall

Last season Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was suspended 25 games for using adderall. Davis played the 2013 season with an exemption to use adderall but did not receive an exemption for the 2014 season. Appearing on The Fan 105.7 Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Davis had received an exemption for the 2015 season. Buck just told 105.7 The Fan that Chris Davis got approved...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Showalter counting on Chris Davis for good year

SAN DIEGO (AP) Buck Showalter is counting on Chris Davis to bounce back next year. The Baltimore Orioles manager will have to wait until the second game of the season, April 7 at Tampa Bay, to pencil his slugger into the lineup. Davis has one game left to serve in a 25-game suspension imposed in September following a positive test for Adderall, a banned amphetamine. ''He is doing...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles tender all 11 arbitration-eligible players

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles haven tendered contracts to each of their 11 arbitration-eligible players, including first baseman Chris Davis and the versatile Steve Pearce. Davis hit .196 with 26 homers and 72 RBIs but missed the last portion of the season after being suspended for using a banned amphetamine. Pearce played well as Davis' backup. The 31-year-old batted .293...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nelson Cruz, Mariners agree on four-year deal

            The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a deal with free-agent slugger Nelson Cruz on a four-year, $57 million contract, according to’s Jerry Crasnick. As member of the Baltimore Orioles last season, the 34-year-old Cruz led the majors with 40 home runs and finished third in the American League with 108 RBIs. Cruz...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins interested in Evan Gattis, Chris Davis

Still looking to make changes offensively, the Miami Marlins are looking to upgrade via the trade market, rather than taking their chances at the free agent field. The Marlins have shown interest in acquiring Atlanta Braves‘ catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis and Baltimore Orioles‘ first baseman Chris Davis, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Miami had previously...
Via Baseball Essential
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Crush Davis to Beantown

As you all know by now, Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games by major league baseball for the use of amphetamines linked to Adderall he had taken to help him treat his ADHD. Davis failed to apply for a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) this season after having previously being okay’d in years past. Davis was having a down year batting average wise, only hitting...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles won't carry suspended Davis on ALCS roster

BALTIMORE (AP) Suspended slugger Chris Davis won't be playing in the AL Championship Series for the Baltimore Orioles. Manager Buck Showalter said Thursday that Davis will be omitted from the 25-man roster, which must be submitted on Friday morning before the Orioles host the Kansas City Royals in Game 1. Davis was suspended for 25 games by Major League Baseball on Sept. 12 for...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Chris Davis unlikely for ALCS

With still give games remaining on his suspension for amphetamines it is doubtful that Chris Davis is added to the roster of the Baltimore Orioles ahead of the American League Championship Series. The bigger reason Davis would not be on the roster is because the Orioles swept the Detroit Tigers in the American League Divisional Series. Davis was only a realistic roster addition...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ubaldo Jimenez on ALCS roster for Orioles, team could activate Chris Davis in ALDS

getty images The Baltimore Orioles have opted to keep right handed pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez on their roster for the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers. Jimenez was a disappointment this season for the Orioles posting a 4.81 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 125 1/3 innings of work. He lost his role in the rotation and finished the season pitching out of the bullpen...
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Three Keepers to Stash for 2015

At this point in the season, 90% of the standings in your fantasy baseball league are decided. If you play in a keeper format, it’s time to look to next year. After a little disclaimer, let’s run down three down-on-their-luck players to stash for next season. Obviously, keeper values are highly dependent on the specific rules of your league. How many guys you can keep, what their...
Via The Fantasy Fix
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Chris Davis Helped Rescue Trapped Man From Overturned Truck

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is using his time wisely during his 25-game suspension. Monday afternoon, just a few days after being suspended by Major League Baseball for amphetamines, Davis found himself in a tricky situation. The O’s slugger reportedly was one of multiple people who helped lift a heavy pickup truck to unpin an accident victim trapped underneath...
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles' Chris Davis helps flip an overturned truck in accident

Talk about a busy few days. On Friday, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was suspended 25 games after testing positive for an amphetamine, which he said was Adderall. On Monday, Davis was driving on Interstate 295 in Maryland when he saw an accident that left one truck overturned. The Baltimore slugger quickly jumped into action. One of the people who helped Davis in flipping the...
Via Fox Sports
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Davis Shows Drugs Are Still An Issue In Baseball

Last season, people wanted to truly believe what they were seeing. Chris Davis, a guy who was an average player at best in his professional career up to the beginning of the 2013 season, slugged 53 home runs for the Baltimore Orioles. He was in the running for the American League MVP, and he was a leading vote-getter in the All-Star game. His down season has frustrated people in...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Davis plays real life hero on 295

photo: He had his own action figure given out earlier this year. The moniker was given when he began his torrid pace of home runs last year. Chris Davis may be the source of a lot of hot topic media these days, but for a select few he is now a real life hero. According to Roch Kubatko, Chris Davis was involved in a motor vehicle accident today. On his way to the airport...
Via DC Sports-Kings
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Davis helps flip truck over after accident on highway

After accepting a 25-game suspension for testing positive for Adderall, Chris Davis will be away from the Baltimore Orioles for the immediate future. That doesn’t necessarily mean Davis will be out of the news, however. On Monday, the Orioles first baseman found himself in a situation that required assistance, and he provided just that. Terrible […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Davis’ Fantasy Value in 2015

This past November I wrote about Chris Davis’ fantasy value heading into 2014 (this was my first ever Baseball Professor article). I recommend you check it out, but the essence of the article was his year a little fluky and regression was going to occur. I had no idea he would regress this much because I projected him to provide top 20 value. On Friday he was suspended for 25...
Via Baseball Professor
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Davis suspension breaks heart of Make-A-Wish child

AP Image On Friday afternoon, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was suspended 25 games for testing positive the banned substance amphetamine.  He tested positive for Adderall.  This suspension has a cruel twist to it because it denied a Make-A-Wish foundation child the chance to meet his hero. Kaden Abshire was the child’s name and the Make-A-Wish foundation had given...
Via DC Sports-Kings
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Storylines: Orioles' Davis banned 25 games for amphetamines

In this MLB News and Notes segment, I will be giving occasional reports on the latest news and rumors throughout the MLB. I also will try to tweet news and rumors as I see them, so feel free to follow me on Twitter: @AndrewIBI. Here are the stories from Friday, Sept. 12.  Top Stories: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis' season is over as he has been suspended 25 games after testing...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Davis’ Suspension Nothing For Baltimore Orioles To Worry About

The Baltimore Orioles shouldn’t lose sleep over Chris Davis’ suspension. Davis’ suspension is big news, if only because of what he accomplished last season. It’s also a subject of great debate, as one could argue it points out flaws in Major League Baseball’s drug policy. But at field level — which is all that matters, right? — the Orioles’ playoff hopes hardly have...
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Davis Suspended for 25 Games for Amphetamine Use

At a time when they cannot afford to lose a big offensive contributor, the Baltimore Orioles have suffered a potentially season changing blow. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun was the first to report the news via Twitter that Orioles slugger Chris Davis has been suspended for 25 games for the usage of amphetamines. The […]
Via Baseball Essential
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Davis suspended 25 games for amphetamines

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will serve a 25-game suspension after testing positive for amphetamines, effective immediately. The Orioles lead the AL East by 10 games with 17 to play. Assuming the O’s make the playoffs, the suspension could lead deep into the postseason. After leading baseball with 53 home runs in 2013, Davis is hitting .196 with 26 homers this season. This...
Via DC Sports-Kings
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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