Chris Davis has returned to the Baltimore Orioles after completing a 25-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test.

He was reinstated from the restricted list for Tuesday night's game against Tampa Bay after serving his final day of the suspension during the Orioles' opener against the Rays.

Davis hit fifth as the designated hitter.

"The perspective, I think you realize when something like the suspension comes up, it's really a privilege to be here and a blessing to play at this level each and every day," Davis said.

"I mean, we work hard, day in and day out to prepare ourselves and to give ourselves the best opportunity to succeed, but at the end of the day, it's a privilege to be here and be a part of this team."

Davis lost $1,027,049 in pay during the suspension.

"I'm excited to put all that behind me and move forward and start over again this year," said Davis, who led the major leagues with 53 home runs in 2013.

To make room on the 25-man roster, Baltimore optioned catcher Steve Clevenger to Norfolk of the International League.

Davis sat out the final 17 games of the 2014 regular season and Baltimore's seven games in the playoffs. He said in January he had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder previously and been given a therapeutic use exemption for Adderall, but he did not have that exemption last year.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said in December that Davis will be allowed to use Adderall this season.

Carrasco re-signs

The Indians signed pitcher Carlos Carrasco, the club's No. 2 starter, to a new four-year contract.

The team said Carrasco's contract will run through the 2018 season and includes club options for 2019 and 2020.

Carrasco's deal comes two days after the club signed ace Corey Kluber to a four-year, $38 million contract.

Carrasco had a breakout season in 2014, going 8-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 40 games. The righthander began the season in Cleveland's bullpen but emerged as a dependable starter. Over his final 10 starts, the 28-year-old went 5-3 with a 1.30 ERA.


• Major League Baseball has set a spring training attendance record, breaking the four million mark this year and averaging nearly 8,400 fans a game. The 481 dates drew 4,034,708 fans. The Chicago Cubs drew 222,415 fans to Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz., the largest spring training attendance total for any team in history.

• For the second season in a row, the New York Mets' closer Jenrry Mejia hasn't made it past opening day. He was put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday because of inflammation in the back of his elbow.

• Tuesday night's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs was postponed because the forecast called for rain and subfreezing windchills. The makeup date will be announced later.

• Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun was not in the starting lineup against Colorado on Tuesday night, a day after leaving the Brewers' opener because of a strain in his right side.

• San Francisco put Matt Cain, a 30-year-old righthander, on the disabled list, retroactive to April 4. He has a flexor tendon strain in his right forearm.