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Orioles notes: With Manny Machado out, Chris Davis gets 1st start at third base since 2014

Orioles notes: With Manny Machado out, Chris Davis gets 1st start at third base since 2014

With starter Manny Machado (strained left wrist) out Thursday against the Washington Nationals, Orioles manager Buck Showalter's decision to give Chris Davis his first start at third base since 2014 was precipitated by playing an interleague game in a National League park without the benefit of having a designated hitter.

Even though Davis hasn't played third since Sept. 10, 2014, he has the most experience at the position among the Orioles' available options, making 85 previous major league starts there.

"I think he's started over 300 games there, counting the minor leagues," Showalter said of Davis. "I'm...

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