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Chris Davis leaves game with left oblique strain

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Chris Davis has suffered an oblique injury.
Chris Davis has suffered an oblique injury. (USATSI)

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Orioles first baseman Chris Davis had to leave Friday night's game early due to a strained left oblique muscle. He appeared to injure himself on a flyout to right field during the third inning, as he clearly reacted immediately after his swing.

"We'll know more about it (Saturday)," Davis said (AP). "I've never had an oblique strain or whatever you want to call it, but it doesn't feel so bad right now that I can't move or anything like that. So I think right now we'll just take it one day at a time."

The Orioles have announced he'll be further evaluated before any decisions are made. Davis did say that this injury has been lingering for a few days.

"If we can get ahead of it right now and make it just a bump in the road as opposed to a big obstacle, I'll be better off," said Davis. (AP).

"Just discomfort the last few days," he said, noting that he couldn't recall a specific swing that caused the issue.

Davis is coming off an MVP-caliber season and is hitting .250/.372/.382 with four doubles, two homers and 13 RBI this season.

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