After missing about a month with a strained right oblique, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was activated from the 10-day disabled list and set to start Friday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs.
Outfielder Craig Gentry cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Norfolk.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Davis had felt mentally ready to play during the final road trip before the All-Star break, but the team wanted to be careful.
“This type of injury is so hard to feel real confident about,” Showalter said. “I don’t care where you play in [Low-A] Delmarva or [High-A] Frederick or you take strenuous [batting practice for] three or four rounds, there’s just a...