No changes on C. Davis' status after Yocum visit
First baseman Chris Davis will continue to rehab his right shoulder rather than have surgery to repair a small tear.
That decision came after he met today with renowned orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum.
The Orioles acquired Davis, along with right-handed pitcher Tommy Hunter, from the Texas Rangers for reliever Koji Uehara on July 30. In 10 games with the club, he is 9-for-40 (.225) with one homer and three RBIs.
He last played on Aug. 14, and was put on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Davis missed four consecutive games on the Orioles’ last home stand because of shoulder discomfort, which he said began after he slept on it wrong while the team was in Kansas City earlier this month.
Davis, 25, said at the time that a magnetic resonance imaging test performed revealed some “wear-and-tear” on his labrum and rotator cuff, which he said most baseball players have.
Wanting to play through it, Davis returned to the Orioles’ lineup last Tuesday and managed to play in six games before he was shut down again.
“It just feels the same every day,” said Davis. “It’s really frustrating more than anything. The biggest thing I need is rest and it’s hard to do that right now having been just traded over here. Obviously, I want to get in the lineup every day and prove that I’m the player that they thought I was.”
In Davis’ absence, Mark Reynolds has been playing first base with Josh Bell getting the starts at third base.