Orioles first baseman Chris Davis leaves game with right knee injury
By By Eduardo A. Encina
The Baltimore Sun|
May 03, 2013 at 11:28 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Orioles first baseman Chris Davis left Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels in the middle of the fifth inning with what was initially diagnosed by the teams as a right knee injury.
Davis hobbled off the field after coming up lame running out a ground ball to third base to lead off the top of the fifth inning. Replays showed that the his right leg appeared to buckle as his foot touched first base.
Davis limped into the Orioles dugout on the first-base line and down the stairs toward the visiting clubhouse, grasping to the stair railings and unable to put weight on the right leg.
Davis was replaced by utility man Ryan Flaherty at first base in the bottom of the fifth.
On Thursday, Davis was named the AL Player of the Month, becoming the first Orioles player to win the award since Melvin Mora in August, 2008.
Davis entered the night hitting .337/.438/.704 and was tied for the AL lead with nine homers and led the team with 29 RBIs. His 69 total bases were also tops in the AL.