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After monthlong absence, Chris Davis (oblique) activated from DL, set to start vs. Cubs

After monthlong absence, Chris Davis (oblique) activated from DL, set to start vs. Cubs

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...

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