A night of rest and a round of treatment left Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis confident he would avoid a trip to the disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Davis left Friday night’s game against Kansas City after four innings.

He received an MRI on Saturday, the results of which were not immediately available.

After spending time in the training room, however, Davis said, “I feel better today. Still a little sore; I think a lot of it has to do with the poking and prodding.”

Asked if he expected to stay off the 15-day DL, Davis replied, “Oh, yeah. As sore as I was [Friday], I don’t think it was a DL thing.”

Davis led the majors last season with 53 home runs and 138 RBI.

It is uncertain when the injury occurred, although Davis suspected the muscles in his left side might have been weakened when he dived for groundballs in Boston and Toronto before the Orioles returned home to face the Royals.

On Friday night, Davis winced after hitting a fly ball in the third inning.

He played another inning before manager Buck Showalter removed the slugger from the game.

AROUND THE LEAGUES— Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was out of the starting lineup with a left hand injury for Saturday’s game against the San Diego Padres. … The Chicago White Sox placed third baseman Conor Gillaspie on the 15-day disabled list due to a left hand contusion and added right-handed pitcher Hector Noesi to the roster. … The Chicago Cubs placed struggling reliever Jose Veras on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique and recalled right-handed reliever Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa. … The Cincinnati Reds placed catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Mesoraco hurt his hamstring while scoring from second in Friday night’s game. The Reds recalled catcher Tucker Barnhart from Triple-A Louisville. … The Atlanta Braves released minor-league first baseman Ernesto Mejia after reaching a deal for him to play with the Seibu Lions in Japan. … The Pittsburgh Pirates placed catcher Russell Martin on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and were successful in a second attempt at putting closer Jason Grilli on the DL with a left oblique strain. … The New York Yankees promoted right-hander Chris Leroux from Triple-A and optioned Shane Greene to the minors. The Yankees also released minor-league lefty Nik Turley.