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Chris Davis swings, throws for first time since hitting disabled list with strained left oblique

May 6, 2014, 9:21 PM EDT

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From MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli comes word that Orioles first baseman Chris Davis took 25 practice swings and made 30 throws on Tuesday afternoon at Tropicana Field — the first time he had done either activity since being placedĀ on the 15-day disabled list at the end of April with a strained left oblique.

Davis is eligible to be activated Sunday (May 11).

He won’t be returning on that exact date because the Orioles want him to spend two or three days on a minor league rehab assignment, but the middle of next week seems like a pretty reasonable target.

Davis was off to a slow start this season, batting .250 with a .754 OPS, two home runs, and 13 RBI in 22 games.

The 28-year-old hit .286 with a 1.004 OPS, 53 homers, and 138 RBI in 160 games last season.

  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - May 6, 2014 at 9:44 PM

    Not too surprising since he initially said it wasn’t that bad and didn’t feel like he was going to hit the DL. I expect the team was being extra cautious with him. Shame, I’m going to the game on the 11th. (May, not April by the way.) It would have been nice to be there for his return.

    • danistheguy - May 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

      NBC needs to follow the disqus trend of deactivating the downvote. It’s a tool for trolls that serves no purpose. The posts with the most upvotes should be highlighted, and that’s it.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - May 7, 2014 at 1:49 PM

        Hang around long enough and you tend to care less and less about down thumbs. I know there’s a few people who will down vote anything I write just out of some weird sense of spite. And the system is very easy to game if you really wanted to. If someone really has anything important to say, they will register and reply.

  2. jimmyt - May 7, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    Oblique strains are bad. I strained my groin last night. Had to smoke two cigarettes.

  3. thebirdsareback - May 8, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    I am pretty impressed with the birds. With Hardy missing time and still having no homers, Ubaldo’s struggles in april, No everyday 2nd baseman, Wieters getting hurt, no machado will may and Davis missing two weeks, they’re still sitting atop the east and look pretty solid. Hopefully these injuries are due to the very unusual schedule and weather in april. As it warms up, these strains shouldnt happen as often. The Orioles are going to go on a nice little winning streak here this week after this sweep of the Rays, the Astros are next!

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