A’s activate slugger Davis from DL

Oakland Athletics slugger Khris Davis was activated from the disabled list on Thursday, and the team optioned right-hander Carlos Ramirez to Triple-A Nashville.

Davis was placed on the DL on May 23 (retroactive to May 21) with a strained right groin muscle.

Davis leads the majors in home runs the past three seasons with 98.

After Davis stated Tuesday that he was “100 percent” following an intense pregame workout including batting practice, the A’s moved to have him ready for the weekend. The initial prognosis was Davis could miss up to three weeks.

The 30-year-old is batting .235 with 13 home runs and 38 RBIs. He had started every game — 47 — of the season prior to his injury. This was Davis’ first stint on the disabled list since joining the A’s in 2016.

The loss of Davis was a big blow for the Athletics as he topped 40 homers in each of the previous two seasons.

Ramirez debuted for the A’s on Wednesday and pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

–Field Level Media