Sunday Notes: Orioles Place Chris Davis on 15-Day DL

The 2013 AL home run champ Chris Davis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Davis thought he could avoid the disabled list after suffering a strained oblique Friday, but following an MRI on Saturday, the Orioles made the decision to hold him out for 15 days.

This is a badly-timed injury for the Orioles, as they just DFA’d their backup first baseman, Steve Pearce, on Tuesday. As a result, is appears that Nick Markakis, who made his third career start at the position on Friday, will play first base with Nelson Cruz in RF and a committee at DH.

Source: Matthew Pouliot (NBC Sports Hardball Talk)