After a few days of speculation, Chris Davis is back and available to play for the Orioles on Friday against the Rays. Davis said he was absent the last two days for what he thought was a sinus infection.
“I feel fine, I feel well-rested,” Davis said on a pregame Zoom call. “We basically think it was like a little sinus infection. But obviously everything we’ve had to go through on a day-to-day basis with the checkups, it raised some red flags and I had to go through several tests and go through the protocol. Everything looks good, everything came back negative and I feel fine.”
Manager Brandon Hyde declined to comment about Davis’ status over the last few days, which led to a few days of curiosity and speculation over what kept Davis out of the lineup.
Davis, who said he would “probably” wear a mask at first base after the Marlins had an outbreak of COVID-19 in their organization, said he wanted to be extra cautious with everything going on across Major League Baseball.
Davis said he tested negative for COVID-19 “at least” eight times over the last few days.
“I didn’t think I had any symptoms, I wasn’t showing any symptoms,” Davis said. “I felt normal, but with everything that’s gone on in the last few days, the last week, I wanted to be cautious and I wanted to be sure I did things the right way and went about things the right way.”
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