BALTIMORE –- Chris Davis’ left oblique strain turned out to be worse than feared. On Saturday night, manager Buck Showalter announced that Davis would be heading to the 15-day disabled list.
“It looks like we’re probably going to have to DL him tomorrow. It looks like that’s going to probably happen. I think that’s where everybody’s leaning,” Showalter said after the Orioles’ 3-2, 10-inning win over the Kansas City Royals.
“It’s something we think will take the DL period at a minimum, so we’ll start with that tomorrow.”
Davis was surprised that the MRI convinced the Orioles to shelve him.
“A little bit worse than what we thought it was going to be. Strain, I guess is what we’re calling it. Obviously, the oblique. It’s kind of crazy because I don’t feel terrible. I’ve never had anything like this before. I figured it would just be a few days and then we’d forget about it,” Davis said.
The team did not estimate how long they think Davis might be out.
“As far as I know right now it’s 15-day DL, so hopefully things will go well and I’ll be able to bounce back quickly,” Davis said.
He will stay with the Orioles while he’s rehabbing the strain.
“I could obviously feel it last night. I was pretty sore today and having the MRI results and everything, I guess the DL is the best choice right now. From everybody I’ve talked to, basically what they’ve said is it’s just something that could be a lot worse if you neglect it. For right now, just keep it simple and hopefully, like I said, be back soon,” Davis said.