Davis still suspended

KANSAS CITY— Chris Davis will finish out his 25-game suspension by missing the Orioles 2015 Opening Day.

Davis, who was with the team in Kansas City, declined to speak to a group of reporters following Baltimore’s season-ending 2-1 loss to the Royals.

“I don’t think so guys,” Davis said as he walked past several media members. “I still got one game left.”

The suspension, which was for testing positive for amphetamines associated with the drug Adderall, caused Davis to miss the final 17 regular-season games and the O’s sweep in the American League Division Series and Championship Series means the All-Star has one more game to serve.

Davis, who was working out at the team’s spring facility in Sarasota, Fla. in the event the Orioles made it to the World Series, has not spoke since issuing a statement through the MLB Players Association shortly after the initial news broke.

“I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Orioles organization and especially the fans,” the statement 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.”

Davis, who lead the Majors in home runs a season ago, hit 26 homers with 72 RBIs in 127 games, but he batted just .196 with a Major League-leading 173 strikeouts in 2014.

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Interesting that he’ll be on the restricted list the whole winter. So counting him we’ll effectively have a 41 man roster like last winter with Patton.

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