Chris Davis suspension prevents Make-A-Wish visit Friday

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September 12, 2014|By Jon Meoli | The Baltimore Sun

The baseball consequences of Orioles first baseman Chris Davis' 25-game suspension for a second positive test for a banned amphetamine have been much discussed, but his suspension also prevented a Make-A-Wish Foundation participant from meeting Davis on Friday afternoon.

According to the Virginian-Pilot, 5-year-old Kaden Abshire lives with a rare disease that can cause heart problems and skeletal abnormalities in the upper body. The disease is known as Holt-Oram syndrome.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation gave Abshire's family six tickets to Friday’s Orioles-Yankees game, and it was arranged for Kaden to meet Davis, according to the story.

Instead, he met Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz, who gave him a signed bat — and a ball signed by Davis.

Kaden’s grandmother, Princess Hepner, said the young fan took the switch in stride.

“They just told him Davis was at the doctor and couldn't come, Hepner told the Virginian-Pilot. “He doesn't know.”

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