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Coronavirus: Orioles slugger Davis ´ready to roll right now´

April 1 2020 5:21 AM

Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis said he is "ready to roll right now", with the MLB postponed due to coronavirus.

The MLB season was scheduled to get underway on March 26, but it has been pushed back amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed more than 42,100 lives.

Davis has struggled for form since winning his second home run title in 2015 but the former All-Star and Silver Slugger is raring to go.

"I honestly feel like I'm still ready to roll right now," Davis said in a conference call on Tuesday.

"Baseball is obviously a huge part of my life, a huge part of a lot of people's lives, but right now the most important thing is to deal with this virus and put it past us," Davis said.

"I'm looking forward to getting things rolling, but right now we're just in that idle waiting period."

Last season, Davis appeared in 105 games, tallying 12 home runs, 26 runs and 55 hits for the Orioles.

He was batting .467 in spring training, with three home runs in nine games.

"It was nice to see some results and to have a little bit of peace of mind that what I was doing this offseason really worked," the 34-year-old said. "For me, that was a positive – confirmation to know that I could come back home and continue what I was doing and not make any adjustments.

"I feel like I'm still swinging the bat just as well as I was when the games ended, and I look forward whenever we can start back up."

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