Baltimore Oriole slugger Chris Davis has been officially shut down by the club and will finish with the worst batting average in MLB history among players with at least 500 official at bats. Davis, who is currently mired in a 1-37 slump, is hitting just .168 for the season, 11 points lower than Dan Uggla’s previous all-time low of .179 in 2013. Davis just the 17th player in MLB history to qualify for the batting championship with an average below the Mendoza (.200) Line.
Davis, who hit home runs in 53 home runs in 2013 and 47 home runs in 2015, has four-years and $91 million left on a seven-year $161 million dollar deal he signed with the Orioles in 2015. The one time slugger is having a historically bad year on a historically bad team with the Orioles just 46-113 heading into Saturday, currently the 8th worst record of all-time.
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