SARASOTA, Fla. - Chris Davis worked out in right field today, taking ground balls on Field 3 while his teammates stretched, then moving to the Camden Yards replica field with the other outfielders.
Davis shagged fly balls, took more ground balls and made throws during various drills. He’s also expected to get some work at third base later in camp.
Though he’s expected to start at first base, Davis gives the Orioles another option in right.
A group of pitchers headed over to the minor league complex at Twin Lakes Park to throw bullpen sessions, enabling manager Buck Showalter to end the workout at a reasonable time. Bullpen coach Dom Chiti joined them.
Cuban outfielder Dariel Alvarez is getting noticed for his throwing arm. It comes as advertised.
Showalter said Alvarez made a throw from center field that went through the cutoff man and reached the catcher on the fly.
Catcher Caleb Joseph is in camp again today, but we don’t know for how much longer. His wife Brooke is due with their first child on Sunday.
Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson has lost 86 pounds since September 2013. Diet and exercise. Who knew?
Here are videos and pictures from today’s workout.:
Catcher Steve Clevenger heads off the field.
Davis fields a ball in the outfield.
Showalter explains a defensive drill.
Catchers Matt Wieters, J.P. Arencibia and Brian Ward during a drill.
Davis stretches after outfield drills.
Johnson shows off his new physique.