Chris Davis scratched from Orioles lineup vs. Yankees with right elbow soreness

New York — First baseman Chris Davis was scratched from the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale at Yankee Stadium with right elbow soreness.

Davis was initially in the lineup for the s game against the New York Yankees but was replaced by Trey Mancini about one hour before the scheduled first pitch.


Davis was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning of Friday night's game in New York, taking a fastball from CC Sabathia to the elbow.

He remained in the game and played Saturday, going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before being replaced by Mancini in eighth inning.


Davis had started in all 22 games this season heading into Sunday.

Davis is hitting just .167 over his past 15 games, going 9-for-54 with 24 strikeouts after starting the season hitting .385 in his first seven games. Davis was 0-for-8 with five strikeouts in the first two games of this weekend's series against the Yankees.

Mancini, who was previously starting in right field, moved to first base to replace Davis. Craig Gentry was inserted into the starting lineup in right field. The switch gave the lineup an additional right-handed hitter against left-hander starter Jordan Montgomery.

Second baseman Jonathan Schoop, who left Saturday's game after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning, was back in the starting lineup Sunday.