Five Orioles under the most pressure in spring training
From Brian Roberts from Jake Arrieta, Kevin Cowherd highlights five players who will be under the microscope in Sarasota.
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CHRIS DAVIS( Baltimore Sun photo by Kenneth K. Lam / October 12, 2012 )
Davis proved he could hit last year -- his 33 homers and 85 RBIs led the Orioles in 2012. Now can he be the starting first baseman? The Orioles hope so. He came from the Texas Rangers with the reputation as being an above-average glove at first base.
But he struggled there from the on-set last season, looking slow and hesitant, and Mark Reynolds was finally moved to first after Manny Machado was called up to anchor third base. Now the Orioles hope a full spring training at first will help Davis relax and play the position as well as he once did.