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Orioles notes: Chris Davis out of lineup with illness, so lineup is stacked with righty hitters

Orioles notes: Chris Davis out of lineup with illness, so lineup is stacked with righty hitters

First baseman Chris Davis was out of the starting lineup for the Orioles’ series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night with an undiagnosed illness, manager Buck Showalter said before the game.

Showalter hoped that Davis would be available in some form off the bench.

“They’re waiting on the internist for Tampa [Bay] to get here,” Showalter said. “Obviously, he’s under the weather.”

Without Davis, Showalter stacked his lineup with right-handed hitters against left-hander Blake Snell, who holds left-handers to a .212 batting average.

Mark Trumbo filled in for Davis as first and rookie Trey Mancini, who regularly played his original position of first base...

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