Rangers reach out to O's about Davis injury

Rangers reach out to O's about Davis injury

Rangers reach out to O's about Davis injury
ARLINGTON -- Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he spoke with Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail when he heard that first baseman Chris Davis was sidelined with a strained right shoulder.

The two sides have not had serious discussions about reworking the deal, but Daniels said that might be revisited in the future.

"Andy was very clear he didn't have any issues with us and the way things were handled," Daniels said. "We'll stay in touch. It might be something we revisit but there are no plans at this point."

The Orioles acquired Davis and pitcher Tommy Hunter from the Rangers on July 30 for reliever Koji Uehara. Davis played in 10 games for the Orioles and was 9-for-40 with one home run and three RBIs before being placed on the disabled list with a strained labrum in his right shoulder.

Davis told the Orioles that the shoulder started bothering him while he was still with the Rangers. But Daniels said Davis never told the Rangers about the injury or reported for treatment. The Orioles have not complained that the Rangers failed to disclose the injury. The Orioles still want Davis and the hope is he will recover 100 percent from the injury, becoming the player they expected to get.

"They like the player and we didn't anticipate him coming down with a shoulder injury," Daniels said. "We'll see how he gets through his rehab. Hopefully he gets back 100 percent healthy. If not, maybe we'll have another conversation at that point."