Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 25 Days

Davis was dropped to the seventh spot in the order Monday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

After delivering a 1-for-11, five-strikeout performance during the Orioles' weekend series with the Cubs, Davis' season batting average has dropped all the way to .189. Some regression was certainly expected after Davis swatted 53 homers and batted .286 in 2013, but a decline to this extent wasn't foreseen by even the most pessimistic of projections. If there's anything positive to be gleaned from his season, it might be that he's at least closing in on gaining eligibility at third base. With Manny Machado on the DL, Davis will make his 13th start of the season at the position, where he'll likely be a fixture the rest of the way.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 1 Month

Davis went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts while hitting second for the Orioles again on Friday.

Hitting in front of Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz has made little difference in two games since Manny Machado vacated the No. 2 spot by hitting the DL. Davis has recorded at least one strikeout in every start he has made since July 2.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 1 Month

Davis will get the start at third base and bat second in the lineup Wednesday vs. the Yankees, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Both the position and spot in the lineup are rather unusual for Davis, who typically mans first base and bats in the heart of the order. However, with both Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy dealing with injuries, manager Buck Showalter has been forced to get creative with his lineup. Davis came up through the minor leagues as a third baseman, and while he's nowhere close to Machado's class a defender, the Orioles should be able to get by with him at the position for a few days while they wait for further clarity on the ongoing injury situations.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 1 Month

Davis entered the game for the injured Manny Machado (knee) Monday against the Yankees and finished 2-for-3 with one home run, two RBI and two runs scored.

Davis' home run gave the Orioles the lead as they went on to hammer the Yankees bullpen. Although he is still only hitting .197 this season, Davis now has 21 home runs overall.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 1 Month

Davis is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

Davis is merely receiving at off-day Monday, his first since Aug. 2. In the meantime, he cobbled together a five-game hitting streak, during which he recorded a .167 average (5-for-30), three homers, six RBI, and five runs. With 13 strikeouts on the ledger, though, he upheld his dour 33.5 percent strikeout rate on the season.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 1 Month

Davis is out of the lineup Monday against the Yankees, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

Davis is sitting against a left-hander, Chris Capuano, despite getting the nod against the Orioles' last two opposing southpaw starters. Meanwhile, after putting together a five-game hitting streak last week, Davis promptly reverted, going hitless in eight combined at-bats Saturday and Sunday. He'll yield first base to Steve Pearce, who is batting sixth in the order.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 1 Month

Davis hit his 19th home run of the season Wednesday en route to finishing 1-for-3 against the Blue Jays.

The hit and the run would be all that the Orioles would muster against Drew Hutchison. He's now homered in consecutive games, the first time he's done so all year, and the RBI increased his season total to 54. Unfortunately, Davis is still batting just .197, which is dead-last among qualified hitters in all of MLB.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 1 Month

Davis was dropped to seventh in the order Tuesday, where he went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Blue Jays.

Davis also struck out twice. Therein lies the problem. Davis is on pace for 189 strikeouts in 136 games and 480 at-bats this season. Without a trip to the disabled list he might have challenged the single-season record of 223 strikeouts owned by Mark Reynolds. The Orioles seem to have lost confidence in Davis, even sitting him against a left-hander recently.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 2 Months

Chris Davis (flu) is out again Wednesday.

Davis was sent home early on Tuesday with flu-like symptoms and is still battling the illness. Steve Pearce is starting at first base Wednesday night versus the Angels.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 2 Months

Chris Davis is out Tuesday because of an illness.

Davis should be fine after a day or two of rest. Steve Pearce is at first base and Delmon Young is serving as the Orioles' DH on Tuesday night versus the Angels.