On Tuesday night, Oakland manager Bob Melvin and Davis both said the 2018 major league home run leader would be going on the 10-day IL after the injury flared up during a 5-3 win over the Indians.
Melvin backtracked before the teams' series finale, explaining, "There is a great chance he goes on the IL, but we're holding off --- just in case -- and we'll see where we are on Friday."
The Athletics wrap up an eight-game road trip Wednesday and are off Thursday, which Melvin said factored into the decision. They host Seattle on Friday.
Davis, who hit a career-high 48 homers last season, initially suffered the injury May 5 in Pittsburgh. He is batting .248 with a team-best 12 home runs and 29 RBIs in 43 games.
Triple-A Las Vegas outfielder Skye Bolt joined the team in Cleveland and had a locker in the visiting clubhouse, but was not recalled as a result of the change of plans.
Davis exits the game after first at-bat
Khris Davis grimaces after a foul ball swing then takes a weak swing at the next pitch. Davis would exit the game after his at-bat.