Say it ain’t so, Crush. Chris Davis will head to the 10-day disabled list. His MRI yesterday morning confirmed that the first baseman sustained a Grade 1 oblique strain after Monday night’s game against the White Sox. His injury came in the third inning after the slugger hit a ball to the Sox warning track. Trey Mancini took Davis’ place and so far has been slated to fill his spot during his DL stint.
Davis has begun rehab and while the Orioles are not expecting this injury to linger, it’s fairly identical to the one the veteran suffered in 2014 on the opposite side and missed 15 days for. So there’s no rush to get Davis back on the field. He’s currently slashing .226/.320/.461.
Here’s what else is goin’ down in the American League East:
- Matt Andriese will be out for at least one month with a hip injury.
- What should the Red Sox do about their Pablo Sandoval problem?
- The Yankees’ second round pick Matt Sauer intends to sign with New York.
- The Blue Jays have selected RHP Nate Pearson 28th overall in this year’s draft.
- With their first pick, the Orioles chose LHP, DL Hall.
- The Rays selected Brandon McKay with the fourth overall pick. Here’s what the scouts are saying about him.
- The Red Sox select Tanner Houck with 24th overall pick on Monday night.
- We’re in June now, so it needs to be asked: what’s the biggest surprise of the Yankees’ season so far?
- Every single projection was right: the Blue Jays select SS Logan Warmoth 22nd overall.
- So...since it’s never too early to plan ahead, what should the Rays’ strategy be this offseason?
- Hot take: There have been some rumors lately that Big Papi may play baseball again. Here’s what David Ortiz should stay retired.
- What does a healthy Greg Bird mean for the Yankees’ offense?
- Phillippe Aumont is not done with baseball.