BALTIMORE -- Contrary to the worst fears of Orioles fans, Chris Davis knew his right knee injury wasn’t serious. On Friday night he hurt it as he crossed over the first base bag. He did deep knee bends in his hotel room, but didn’t tell manager Buck Showalter.
“Right after it happened, I was kind of confused. I don’t ever expect anything like that to happen,” Davis said.
“I’m glad I did go 100 percent. A lot of times when you see guys get hurt you see them pull off. The biggest mistake I made was lunging for the bag.”
After Showalter gave Davis Saturday off despite the first baseman’s pleas, he was back on Sunday, and he was in the lineup for Tuesday night’s game.
Showalter says he doesn’t want to worry about possible injuries though he‘s prepared for them.
“I like Chris. He’s had a great first month. What I’m most proud of is the way he’s played defense and handled the success he’s had, but I don’t live in that ‘woe is me’ world,” Showalter said.
In Anaheim, J.J. Hardy received an injection in his left elbow from Los Angeles Angels team physician Dr. Lewis Yocum.