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Orioles observations on Chris Davis' deal, Tigers' pursuit of him, Wei-Yin Chen's new home

Orioles observations on Chris Davis' deal, Tigers' pursuit of him, Wei-Yin Chen's new home

The Orioles hope to have their deal with Chris Davis finalized and announced before a major snowstorm is projected to affect the area this weekend.

Davis’ seven-year, $161 million deal, the largest in Orioles history, is pending a physical. He is expected to have that today or tomorrow.  

The Detroit Tigers’ agreement with outfielder Justin Upton on Monday also brought word that they were apparently very interested in signing Davis. According to a MLB Network report, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch was “absolutely ready” to sign Davis before general manager Al Avila talked him out of it. Detroit saw Davis as a corner outfielder. Miguel...

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