Olney: Scott Boras is pitching Chris Davis as a regular corner outfielder

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The Orioles’ reported $150 million offer apparently hasn’t been enough to convince Chris Davis to come back, but his agent Scott Boras is trying to get creative in order to find a better offer from another team.

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Boras has been selling Davis “hard” as a regular corner outfielder, as well as a first baseman. Davis has some experience in the outfield, but he’s never been a regular. The 29-year-old slugger has made 57 starts in right field during his career (including 24 last season) and 11 in left field.

The outfield market is quickly becoming a musical chairs of sorts, as Alex Gordon and Denard Span signed with teams this week and the Nationals acquired Ben Revere on Friday. Meanwhile, a handful of quality names are still available, including Justin Upton, Yoenis Cespedes, Dexter Fowler, and Gerardo Parra. There’s still a lot left unsettled compared to past offseasons.