Davis was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday. He was designated for assignment last week, but will receive an invite to spring training this year. The 29-year-old notched a 2.65 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 34 innings at Double-A last year, but he was the victim of some bad luck at Triple-A, posting an 8.49 ERA compared to a 3.59 FIP. Look for him to battle for a spot at the front of the Nationals bullpen, but more likely get assigned to Triple-A at the end of spring training.
Davis was designated for assignment on Wednesday, the Washington Post's James Wagner reports. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Daniel Murphy. After missing all of 2014 due to Tommy John surgery, command issues have kept Davis contributing in a meaningful way at the big league level. He should spend a good chunk of 2016 at Triple-A.
Nationals pitcher Erik Davis, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery in 2014, completed his rehab assignment at Class A, and the team has optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse. Davis appeared in 10 games for the Nationals in 2013 before needing to undergo the surgery right before the start of the 2014 season.
Nationals pitcher Erik Davis opened a rehab assignment with high Class A Potomac Friday, striking out two in a perfect inning of work. Davis is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent prior to the 2014 season.
Right-hander Erik Davis, who fell victim to Tommy John surgery early last year and has not pitched since 2013, has been assigned by the Nationals to Class A Advanced Potomac for a rehab stint. Davis showed some encouraging signs two year ago, posting a 3.12 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings for Washington. But he underwent surgery in April of the following year.
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