Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 4 Months

Davis is now in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Davis was not included in manager Buck Showalter's initial lineup, but he's now penciled in to man first base and bat fifth against Drew Smyly. The 28-year-old Davis will look to improve upon his .187 season average against lefties and 1-for-8 career mark against Smyly.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 4 Months

Davis is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

With lefty Drew Smyly toeing the rubber for Tampa Bay, Davis will head to the bench as Steve Pearce (abdomen) returns to first base. Davis went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday to end a modest five-game hitting streak. The streak tied for his second-longest this season.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 4 Months

Davis was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, a home run, and four RBI in the Orioles pummeling of Minnesota on Friday night.

Davis has endured a trying season and is hitting a miserable .189 but he can still hit the ball a long way when he connects. Now with 24 home runs and 67 RBI the Orioles will hope he can get into a groove down the stretch and into the playoffs.

Chris Davis 1B/3B BAL 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 5 Months

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.