Corner infielder Chris Davis, acquired by the Baltimore Orioles along with pitcher Tommy Hunter at the trade deadline in exchange for reliever Koji Uehara, has been placed on the disabled list with a tear in his right shoulder that is expected to sideline him for the rest of the season.
#19 / First Base / Baltimore Orioles
Mar 17, 1986
Davis was expected to be the Orioles' everyday first baseman for the rest of the season, with Baltimore hoping that regular playing time in the majors would allow Davis to translate his Herculean AAA numbers into success at the major league level.
The injury is particularly inopportune as Davis is out of options after the 2011 season, and Baltimore will be forced to decide whether to keep him on the 25 man roster all season for 2012, or expose him to waivers.