The Orioles received some good news Saturday when MRI results of Chris Davis’ right forearm/elbow showed no structural damage.
He is expected to be out “three to five days” before potentially returning to action, according to manager Buck Showalter. The results qualify as fairly significant relief.
“Any time you’ve got something that’s not healing in what they think (it should be), you worry about if there’s something structurally (wrong) in there,” Showalter said. “But I think he’ll be OK.”
Initially on Saturday, Showalter said Davis was dealing with a “flexor mass” issue and Davis and the club were more concerned now than they were last week when they thought it was simply a muscular ailment, perhaps from sleeping awkwardly.
“He has a little concern about it and we want to make sure we know what we’re dealing with,” Showalter said Saturday before the Orioles’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Davis was supposed to play first base Wednesday against St. Louis, but was switched to designated hitter before the game. He homered that afternoon and said afterward that the soreness only bothered him throwing.
He was the DH again Friday and was hitless in three at-bats.