Orioles first baseman Chris Davis leaves Monday's game with right oblique strain

CHICAGO — Orioles first baseman Chris Davis left Monday night's game with the Chicago White Sox in the third inning with a right oblique strain, the team announced.

Manager Buck Showalter said he doesn't know how it happened, but said Davis would have an MRI at 9 a.m. in Chicago to determine the severity.


Davis lined out to right field to end a bases-loaded threat in the top of the third inning for the Orioles and didn't return for the home half of the frame.

"I haven't had a chance to talk to him," Showalter said. "I'm not going to go in and try to critique exactly. The timing's not real good right now. it looks like an oblique right now, but we'll see. Those things usually don't end well, but we'll keep some positive thoughts about it."


Trey Mancini replaced him at first base, and Hyun Soo Kim took over for Mancini in left field.

While the extent of the injury is unknown, Davis dealt with a nagging oblique injury in 2014, which was his worst season with the Orioles.

In between winning the major league home run title in 2013 and 2015, he hit .196/.300/.404 with 26 home runs before a season-ending suspension for performance enhancing drugs.

That injury, however, was to his left side, not the right.

His 2016 season was hampered by a dislocated left thumb, which affected him for the entire season.

After going 0-for-2 before he was pulled, Davis left batting .226 with a team-high 14 home runs and 26 RBIs.