What should the Baltimore Orioles do with first baseman Chris Davis?
The Orioles fell to the Athletics 10-3 Wednesday night. Here’s the latest news surrounding the team.
The Orioles left first baseman Chris Davis out of the starting lineup for the second straight game Wednesday. According to manager Brandon Hyde, Davis, who is in the midst of a historic drought at the plate, is "working through some things." He pinch hit for Renato Nunez in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday, but flew out to extend his hitless streak to 57 plate appearances.
Baltimore placed right-handed pitcher Alex Cobb back on the injured list Tuesday with a lumbar strain, but the team is hopeful he’ll be ready to return by next Tuesday when the Orioles take on the Rays.
On the other hand, left-hander Richard Bleier is being "reset," according to Hyde, and a trip to the IL is not out of the question. Bleier is dealing with a lat injury, the same muscle he tore last season that forced him to miss a significant part of the year.
Baltimore optioned left-handed pitcher Jason Rogers to Triple-A Norfolk Wednesday.
C Austin Wynns: Oblique, 10-Day IL
SP Alex Cobb: Back, 10-Day IL
SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL
DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL
RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, Sidelined
Thursday, 4/11: Oakland Athletics @ Orioles, 12:35 p.m. EST, Camden Yards, Baltimore, Md.
Friday, 4/12: Orioles @ Boston Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. EST, Fenway Park, Boston, Mass.
Saturday, 4/13: Orioles @ Boston Red Sox, 1:05 p.m. EST, Fenway Park, Boston, Mass.
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