O's activate Davis, option Gentry

July 14th, 2017

BALTIMORE -- As expected, the Orioles activated Chris Davis from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's series opener against the Cubs. Davis, who has been sidelined since June 13 with a right oblique strain, should help bolster the O's lineup.
To make room for Davis on the active roster, outfielder -- who cleared waivers -- was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.
The 31-year-old Davis has played in 61 games, batting .226 with 14 homers and 26 RBIs. Gentry, part of the Opening Day roster, has been up-and-down this season, batting .175/.273/.263 across 57 at-bats.
Davis' return helps get the Orioles lineup inching back closer to full strength. J.J. Hardy (wrist) remains sidelined until at least August, though could start rehab games next week.
The Orioles also recently activated closer Zach Britton from the DL.