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Chris Davis, Orioles agree to 7-year, $161 million deal

Chris Davis, Orioles agree to 7-year, $161 million deal

An Orioles offseason focused on retaining first baseman Chris Davis had its twists and turns. But just as the club was ready to truly turn its back on the popular slugger, the Orioles were able to re-sign him to a deal that will make him the highest-paid player in franchise history. 

The 29-year-old Davis agreed to a seven-year, $161 million contract early Saturday morning that will keep the two-time major league home-run king in Baltimore, according to multiple sources. The contract includes $42 million in deferred money to be paid out over 15 years after the contract ends, from 2023 to 2037, an industry source confirmed.

The deal is pending a medical...

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