Davis (back) has been placed on the DL at Triple-A Louisville, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirerreports.
Davis has a knot in his back and shoulder area that knocked him out of his previous start for Louisville. As a result Davis was unavailable for Tuesday's start in Toronto, which instead will go to Asher Wojciechowski.
Davis left Friday's start for Triple-A Louisville with a back injury, the Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The Reds say that he was removed after three innings as a precaution, but also acknowledged that a DL stint has not been ruled out. He has a 4.00 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8:6 K:BB in nine innings with Louisville after being sent down following major struggles in the big-league rotation. Even once healthy, Davis is unlikely to rejoin the big-league rotation anytime soon, and would be a player to avoid in most formats if he does get another chance.
Davis was optioned back to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.
Davis was lit up by the Yankees in his last start, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits over 4.1 innings, so the Reds will send him down to work things out. In three starts since coming off the DL with a forearm injury, the right-hander is 1-2 with an 8.25 ERA and an 8:7 K:BB, evidencing he may not be ready for a full-time rotation spot in the show. Davis may get another look down the line, but will have to compete with Amir Garrett and Cody Reed for that luxury. It's unclear who will replace him on the roster.
Davis (1-2) allowed five runs (four earned) and seven hits while walking three and striking out four over 4.1 innings in Monday's 10-4 loss to the Yankees.
Davis just hasn't been good this year in his five starts. The 24-year-old right-hander hasn't made it past the fifth inning this season and is sporting an ugly 7.58 ERA and 15:13 K:BB in 19 innings. He's also walking an absurd 6.2 hitters per nine innings, which clearly isn't a recipe for success. Davis should only be an NL-only option at this point.
Davis (1-1) held the Pirates scoreless over five innings Wednesday, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out two and earning the win.
The owner of an absurdly awful 11.17 ERA and equally horrifying 2.59 WHIP over his first three MLB starts, Davis showed how fickle the baseball gods can be by navigating through the Pirates' lineup despite walking more batters than he struck out. This outing marks the first time he's even been eligible for a win, as Davis had failed to complete five innings in any of his prior starts. Even if he manages to hold onto a rotation spot thanks to this outing, he's an ill-advised fantasy play.
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