데이비스, 35, was going to miss the entire 2021 season after surgery in May to repair the labrum in his left hip.
“After an extended time dealing with my injury and recent hip surgery, I informed the Orioles about my decision to retire effective today,” Davis said in a statement released by the team. “I want to thank the Orioles partnership group, led by the Angelos family, the Orioles organization, my teammates and coaches.”
Next year was the final season of Davis’ $ 161 백만, seven-year contract.
Davis led the majors with 53 home runs in 2013 과 47 에 2015. He finishes his career with 295 에 13 seasons with the Orioles and Texas Rangers.
A powerful left-handed hitter at 6-foot-4, Davis was a crucial part of Baltimore’s best run since the 1990s. He helped the Orioles reach the postseason in 2012, 2014 과 2016, although he did not play in the playoffs in 2014, when the team made it to the AL Championship Series.
Davis was suspended 25 games late in that 2014 season for testing positive for Adderall, a banned amphetamine. He later said he had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder previously and been given a therapeutic use exemption for Adderall, but he did not have the exemption in 2014.
데이비스’ free-swinging ways could lead to high home run and strikeout totals and low batting averages. He hit .196 와 26 [object Window] 2014 과 .221 와 38 homers and a major league-leading 219 strikeouts in 2016 — the first year of his big contract.
그 후, his numbers sank quickly, along with the team’s fortunes. He hit .168 에 2018 and went through an 0-for-54 streak in 2019. Davis hit just .115 위에 55 at-bats last year and twice went on the injured list with knee problems.