Orioles to place Chris Davis on DL with oblique strain

Chris Davis was surprised to learn that a DL trip is in order. (USATSI)
Chris Davis was surprised to learn that a DL trip is in order. (USATSI)

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The Orioles will place 1B Chris Davis on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain. As MLB.com's Britt Ghiroli writes, Davis had hoped to avoid a roster move, but an MRI revealed the injury to be more serious than initially believed. David sustained the injury on Friday night. 

This season, the 28-year-old Davis is batting .250/.372/.382 with two home runs in 22 games. In 2013, he led the majors with 53 homers. For his career, he owns an OPS+ of 121 across parts of seven major-league seasons. 

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