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Chris Davis wouldn't mind a shift change
Chris Davis wouldn't mind a shift change

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis isn’t sure how the new speed-up rules will impact the coming season, but he said Thursday he wouldn’t mind terribly if Major League Baseball decided to restrict the use of exaggerated defensive shifts. It was obvious from his demeanor that he wasn’t being entirely serious, but it was also clear that he had given the subject a little bit of thought after watching so many hard-hit balls get swallowed up by the crowd in right field last season. “When you’re 0-for-2 or 0-for-3 and you hit a seed into right field and you look up and the third baseman is throwing you out, and you think ‘Really?’” Davis said....