Davis could play this weekend (and other notes)

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Orioles first baseman Chris Davis expects to be in the lineup this weekend as he recovers from tightness in his right elbow/forearm.

The cortisone injection is bringing the desired result.

sidebar-Chris-Davis-Hr-grey.jpgDavis took top-hand swings yesterday and two-handed swings today without any discomfort. He hasn’t been in the lineup since leading off in a March 2 game against the Pirates.

Mark Trumbo remains scheduled to serve as designated hitter on Wednesday against the Yankees in Sarasota. He hasn’t played since March 6 against the Twins in Fort Myers due to a sore right quadriceps muscle.

Gabriel Ynoa continues to wear a walking boot after being diagnosed with a stress reaction caused by shin splints, and he’s likely headed to the disabled list. Ynoa is out of minor league options and out of the competition for a rotation or bullpen spot.

Hunter Harvey will start a Triple-A game on Friday and most likely take the mound March 21 against the Yankees in Tampa.

The Orioles signed left-hander Hunter Cervenka to a minor league deal and sent him to Twin Lakes Park.

Cervenka, 28, made five relief appearances with the Marlins last year and allowed eight runs in 4 2/3 innings. He surrendered only one hit, but he walked eight batters, hit two and struck out six. He’s registered a 4.69 ERA and 1.417 WHIP in 73 games, including 50 with the Braves in 2016.

Orioles pitching coach Roger McDowell is familiar with Cervenka from their days in Atlanta.

For the Twins
Brian Dozzier 2B
Joe Mauer 1B
Miguel SanĂ³ 3B
Logan Morrison DH
Jorge Polanco SS
Jason Castro C
Brock Stassi LF
Ryan LaMarre RF
Zach Granite CF

Lance Lynn RHP

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