With his 25-game suspension that carried over from last season now completed the Orioles have activated Chris Davis for tonight’s game against the Rays.
In order to hit the 25-game mark Davis was suspended for the Orioles’ final 17 regular season games and seven postseason games, plus the first game of this season.
He was suspended for using Adderall without an MLB-approved exemption, which he had in 2013 and has again for this season but failed to secure for 2014. Tonight he’s in the lineup at designated hitter and batting fifth.
In addition to the suspension Davis is also trying to get his on-field production back on track after he followed up an MVP-caliber 2013 campaign by hitting .196 with 173 strikeouts in 123 games on the way to a 300-point drop in OPS.