BALTIMORE (AP) — Major league home run leader Chris Davis left the Baltimore Orioles’ regular season finale Sunday in the fourth inning with a sprained left wrist.
Davis’ glove hand bent awkwardly when it was struck while reaching to try to catch a throw at first base from catcher Steve Clevenger.
X-rays were negative.
“Nothing serious, no broken bones, no fractures, just sprained my wrist,” Davis said. “They said it would probably be sore for a few days. It’s not going to affect anything going into the offseason, nothing like that. I was really glad to hear that.”
Davis was hurt on a nubber by Boston Red Sox batter Jacoby Ellsbury. The ball stopped only a few feet in front of home plate, and Clevenger’s throw hit Ellsbury on the left side of the back just as Ellsbury was arriving at the bag. Davis’ attempt to catch the ball left his outstretched hand in path of Ellsbury’s torso.
Davis’ glove flew off, and he immediately grabbed his wrist. He attempted a few throws under the supervision of the trainer before leaving to a standing ovation.
“One of those plays where a guy who runs well. It’s a tough play for Clevenger out there,” Davis said. “Just one of those things. Glad it happened on the last day of the season.”
Davis’ finished with 53 home runs and 138 RBIs, both tops in the majors.