Now that the Red Sox have experienced their biggest free agent bust in team history after designating Pablo Sandoval for assignment last week while still owing him $48.5 million, the Orioles may be in the early stages of their worst signing ever. The post-All Star break return from the DL of slug-or-miss first baseman Chris Davis was met with little fanfare, even though the losing Orioles were in desperate need of anything positive. Granted, the Orioles’ main problem has been starting pitching, but Davis was given big money for his bat and the 2017 team needs it. Remember when Crush Davis used to go on a tear for a month hitting prodigious home runs seemingly every night while getting on base at an impressive clip?
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First came the roar from the home crowd. Then a bunch of fans in the first deck beyond third base stood to watch Yoan Moncada. The patient approach surfaced next. Moncada made his White Sox debut on Wednesday night and although it didn’t feature any highlight reel moments, there were plenty of good signs. Moncada drew a walk in his first plate appearance and also lined out hard to center field in his last. The rookie second baseman went 0-for-2 as the White Sox lost 9-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Guaranteed Rate Field. “It was fun to watch him come in,” pitcher Carlos Rodon said. “I saw him in Triple-A for a while, he’s a great talent. It’s good to have some good defense. That first at-bat