AP: Chris Davis, Orioles agree to $161M deal

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-17 13:56:51-05

Multiple people with knowledge of the situation say Chris Davis has agreed to a seven-year, $161 million contract with the Baltimore Orioles, pending a physical.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the Orioles have not announced the transaction.

The 29-year-old Davis has been with Baltimore since 2011. He hit a major-league leading 47 home runs and amassed 117 RBIs last year.

Davis became a free agent after the 2015 season. The Orioles were his most aggressive suitor, offering a seven-year deal last month.

Davis stalled making a decision. His decision to agree to terms came days after Baltimore reportedly made an offer to hard-hitting free agent Yoenis Cespedes.

Davis has 203 career homers, including 126 over the last three years. He hit a career-high 53 long balls in 2013.