Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis retires, citing hip injury

After hip surgery in May that ended his season, Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles' first baseman, has announced his retirement.Davis released a statement stating that "after an extended time dealing my injury and my recent hip surgery, i informed the Orioles of my decision to retire effective immediately," Davis stated. "... "...Davis had surgery in May to fix the left labrum of his hip. The 35-year old had not played since February's Baltimore spring training opener.The Orioles are supporting Chris Davis in his retirement from baseball today," the team stated in a statement. "We thank Chris Davis for 11 years of dedication to the Orioles, Orioles fans and the Baltimore community."Davis was an All-Star, and in the American League MVP voting 2013, he finished third. He led the league with 53 homers and 138 RBIs. He hit 47 more home runs two years later.He was unable to reach.168 in 2018, which is the lowest for a qualifier for the batting title. In 2019, he went 0-for-54 and reached.115. Last year, he had zero home runs and only one RBI in 55 at-bats. Two times landed on the injured roster with left knee problems.Davis was still under contract for the seventh-year, $161 Million deal he signed in 2016.This report was contributed by The Associated Press.