By Austin Medina
Chris Davis' lucrative seven-year contract has been the center of jokes regarding the Orioles since 2016.
Davis, 33, has seen a well-covered decline in his production since 2016. It's no secret that the struggling Davis has lost himself at the plate. In the last four seasons, Davis has struckout 745 times with a .198 batting average.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde stated that Davis "looked great. Came to camp in great shape, took a nice BP out there in the stadium. The ball really came off his bat. Loved the way he came in.”
With younger prospects ready to emerge in the big leagues such as Ryan Mountcastle, Davis' time in the starting lineup is dwindling and only a strong 2020 campaign can salvage his reps.