BALTIMORE—Chris Davis knew the free agent process was going to be a long one. He didn’t expect it to take as long as it did.
It’s official. The Orioles have signed Chris Davis to a seven-year, $161 million contract. The deal became announced after the 29-year-old Davis passed his physical.
Perhaps today Chris Davis’ contract will become official. The slugger has been taking a physical, and the Orioles hope to announce what is by far the biggest contract in team history today.
Justin Upton waited and got the contract he wanted. On Monday night, Upton agreed to a reported six-year, $132.75 million deal with the Detroit Tigers.
The Orioles lineup is nearly set. Barring injuries, it’s pretty safe to project an Opening Day lineup of Chris Davis at first, Jonathan Schoop at second, J.J.