The Baltimore Orioles will be without Chris Davis for the rest of the regular season after Major League Baseball suspended the first baseman following a positive test for amphetamine. The suspension was announced by the commissioner’s office on Friday as a violation of baseball’s joint drug prevention and treatment program.
A season ago it was Davis powering the Orioles with 53 home runs. Those numbers are down to 26 this season with the slugger hitting .196 in 127 games played.
— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) September 12, 2014
Davis released a statement saying he had a exemption to use Adderall a year ago but did not have one this year. A player must test positive twice to be disciplined under baseball’s current amphetamine policy.
The Orioles currently lead the AL East by 10 games. With just 17 games left in the regular season for the Orioles the suspension of Davis would carry into the post season for the Orioles.