Chris Davis feeling better, says he should return Saturday

Chris Davis

Orioles right fielder Chris Davis missed his second straight game Friday night, but he said he’s feeling much better from a right trapezius strain and was certain the injury wasn’t one that could place him on the disabled list.

Davis said he believes the pain came from making a diving catch on Wednesday in Seattle. He woke up Thursday with a stiff neck and made about 10 throws before batting practice before pain in his neck increased.

“It was just one of those things where the more I threw the worse it got,” Davis said.

But Davis said 24 hours has made a huge difference, and that he might have started on Friday if All-Star left-hander C.J. Wilson wasn’t starting for the Angels.  

“I just kind of landed funny,” Davis said. “I felt it a little bit during the game, but I didn’t think anything of it. I thought I was sore from diving. I feel a lot better today. My range of motion is back. It’s still painful, but as long as I can turn my head it’s the biggest thing. That’s obviously the way I look to hit. So I’m going to take BP today and I should be able to play tomorrow."

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