Chris Davis Suspended 25 Games

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Chris Davis and the Orioles at Roger Centre

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Update: 17 September 11:20am EST

Chris Davis isn’t allowed to use his power for hitting home runs at the moment, but he did put his muscles to use Monday.

Davis was on his way to the airport when a truck in front of him blew out a tire and crashed into a wall. After pulling over, Davis was the first of five heroes that showed up to the site to rescue a person who was trapped under the turned over truck. The men were successful in lifting the truck and turning it over.

After waiting for paramedics to show up, it’s safe to say that Davis was in the right place at the right time.

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Original: 12 September 2.10pm EST

The Baltimore Orioles are more than likely going to make the playoffs, however, Chris Davis won’t be playing in them. Well, not for the first 8 games that is. Assuming they even make it that far.

Major League Baseball, or the MLB, announced today (Sept. 12) that Chris Davis will be suspended 25 games for violating the drug policy citing the use of amphetamines. Aderrall, to be exact.

Davis claims he had an exemption for aderrall, he had one last season, but did not renew it this season. On the suspension Davis said:

“I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Orioles organization and especially the fans,” Davis said. “I made a mistake by taking Adderall. I had permission to use it in the past, but do not have a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) this year. I accept my punishment and will begin serving my suspension immediately.”

The Orioles have 17 games left in the regular season and are looking good to make the playoffs. That means if Chris Davis wants to play at all this season, the O’s will have to play at least 8 playoff games to total 25, before Davis can come back.

Davis, who had a breakout year last season with 53 home runs, is currently batting a miserable .196. For those of you who don’t follow baseball all that closely, a .196 batting average is not good. Not good at all. So maybe the Orioles aren’t going to miss him all that much.