Chris Davis Announces Retirement From Baseball

Jason Schandl
Chris Davis has announced his retirement from the Baltimore Orioles.
Chris Davis has announced his retirement from the Baltimore Orioles. / Greg Fiume/Getty Images

The two-time MLB home run leader and 2013 All-Star Chris Davis has officially announced his retirement from baseball.

A 13-year pro, injuries have caught up with Davis, and the Baltimore Orioles made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday.

The last few years have not been kind to Davis, not batting over the Mendoza line since 2017, and it's sad to see his great career fizzle out this way. He didn't play a single game in 2021, going on the 60-day IL with a lower back strain in March and then undergoing arthroscopic hip surgery in May.

Davis gave Orioles fans some great memories in his prime, though. In 2012 (his first full season with the team), he led the O's to their first playoff berth since 1997. He then led the majors in both home runs (53) and RBI (138) in 2013.

"Crush" will go down as one of the few bright spots of the 2010's for the struggling Orioles.

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