The saga of one of the worst contracts in the MLB took another turn for the worse this past week. Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis' most recent injury update is more devastating news for the Orioles. While the 1B has been sidelined this entire season, the club announced he would undergo surgery on his left hip labrum and miss the remainder of the 2021 season.
From an on-field standpoint, this injury won't really have an effect on the Orioles season. At this point, they've lost all confidence in his ability to perform and are playing the waiting game with his absurd contract.
We all know the story. The Orioles signed Davis in 2016 to a 7-year, $161 million deal after leading the big leagues with 47 home runs the year prior. Since then, Davis own a .196 batting average and has only averaged 18 home runs per year. But, the good news is that next season will be the final year of this insanely bad contract.
Right now, the Orioles are 17-24 overall and own longshot odds of +18000 to win the division, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. This team is still rebuilding and will rejoice once Davis' contract is no longer on the books.
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