Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis still has to sit out Opening Day next season for unauthorized use of Adderall, but he will be allowed to use the ADHD medication legally next season.
Manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Davis has been granted a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for the 2015 season.
Adderall is used legally by many major league players and was used legally by Davis while he was playing for the Texas Rangers. He did not receive a TUE prior to the 2014 season and tested positive for the stimulant, which triggered a 25-game suspension because it was his second such offense.
The ban cost him the final 17 games of the regular season and all seven of the Orioles’ playoff games. Davis still must serve one more game, which will come Opening Day.
Clearing the bases
Mike Morse agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract with the Marlins. The Marlins expect Morse to replace Garrett Jones as their first baseman and to bat cleanup. Last season Morse hit .279 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games for the World Series champion Giants. … The Dodgers have finalized a four-year contract with right-hander Brandon McCarthy and designated reliever Brian Wilson for assignment. … The Kansas City Royals have finalized a $17 million, two-year deal with veteran slugger Kendrys Morales. Morales gives the Royals a new DH to replace Billy Butler.
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