Orioles calling up Jemile Weeks to fill in for injured Chris Davis. That's an even trade off.

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Until the severity of Chris Davis' injury can be determined, Ryan Flaherty will man first base for the Orioles.

According to MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko, the Orioles will announce later today that they are calling up infielder Jemile Weeks. Weeks will take the place of relief pitcher T.J. McFarland, who was optioned after last night's game.

First baseman Chris Davis exited last night's game with a strained oblique, but the Orioles aren't ready to place him on the disabled list yet. Davis played down the injury after the game, so all parties involved (fans included) are hoping that it'll be just a few days off and then he's back in business. In the meantime, Ryan Flaherty will fill in at first base, which is kind of depressing. If Davis does end up going on the disabled list, look for the Orioles to make a move, such as trying to bring back the recently DFA'd Steve Pearce.

The Orioles infield certainly seems snake bitten this season. They started without Manny Machado at third base, then lost J.J. Hardy for several games with various ailments. Just as Hardy is getting back and Machado is finally starting to play in rehab games, they now look at the possibility of losing Davis for an extended amount of time. I know that we're supposed to think he'll be back in a few days, and maybe he will be, but oblique strains are tricky things and can take longer to heal that anticipated. That's especially true if a player comes back too soon.

Weeks will presumably be the bench player with Steve Lombardozzi at second base and Jonathan Schoop starting at third base.

I tell you, it'll be a beautiful day when Machado, Hardy, and Davis are all on the field together.

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