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Oblique injuries like the one Chris Davis suffered can be serious

Oblique injuries like the one Chris Davis suffered can be serious

When the phrases “oblique strain” and “baseball player” are intertwined, it’s usually cringe-worthy.

Rarely is it ever good news. An oblique strain, depending on its severity, can sideline a player more than a month. It usually is a slam-dunk DL sentence. 

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis left Friday’s game with a left oblique strain. After the game he said he didn’t believe it was too severe, that he was in some discomfort, but, “it doesn't feel so bad right now that I can't move or anything like that.”

Regardless, the Orioles will add another position player from the minors Saturday (they optioned T.J....

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