Orioles manager Buck Showalter said first baseman Chris Davis will undergo an MRI this afternoon on his right elbow/forearm area due to soreness that’s increased in severity over the past few days.

Davis has been restricted to the designated hitter role to avoid throwing. He’s 2-for-13 with one home run, three RBIs, three walks and seven strikeouts.

“That elbow is not managing quite like he had hoped,” Showalter said. “It was sore again, so it’s not moving forward like we’d like it. He’s got some soreness. It’s a little more tender than it’s been in the past. Has some concern about it and we want to make sure what we’re dealing with.”

The Orioles will check the flexor mass and hope there’s no structural damage. Davis indicated earlier this week that it’s more muscular, but the situation could have changed.

Davis missed a month last season with an oblique injury.