Davis worked around a hit and struck out one en route to his 21st save of the season Friday against the Rangers. Davis, who has made 88 career starts in his eight-year career, had just 20 saves total entering the season. He's now got more than that in 2016 alone, as the veteran has converted 21 of his 23 chances to close the door on opponents.
Davis picked up a one-out save, his 20th, in Monday's win over Cleveland. Davis's first save opportunity since returning from the disabled list was an easy one, as he cleaned up Chris Young's mess in the ninth with just three pitches. He now owns a 1.17 ERA and is a sharp 20-for-22 in save opportunities.
Davis (forearm) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday. The Royals get a major boost in the back end of the bullpen with the return of one of the game's best closers. Davis landed on the DL in early July due to a forearm issue that has bothered him in the past. However, it only took a few days of being shut down from throwing for the issue to subside. To bring Davis back to the active roster, the Royals optioned Brooks Pounders back to Triple-A Omaha.
Davis (forearm) could be activated as soon as Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. The right-hander was said to be pain-free just days after landing on the DL, and while he won't return for the first game of the second half, it sounds like Davis will be activated in short order. Davis' strikeouts are down and his walks are up from a year ago, with his FIP coming in at more than double his ERA (2.70), but he's the unquestioned closer in Kansas City and still one of the more valuable closers in fantasy baseball.
Davis was able to throw a baseball Thursday and Friday with no pain, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Davis also noted that the inflammation in his forearm that put him on the disabled list is gone. Assuming all continues to go well in his recovery and rehab, Davis is slated to return to his closer's role in Kansas City at some point shortly after the All-Star break.