Davis struck out the only batter he faced to record his second save of the season in a 9-8 win over the Tigers on Saturday. Greg Holland got the call to begin the ninth inning with the Royals holding a three-run lead, but after he fell apart, Davis had to bail him out by fanning Jeimer Candelario to end the game. Josh Staumont has worked the eighth while Scott Barlow has pitched on three of the previous four days, which left Davis to pick up the pieces. The 35-year-old has put together two straight scoreless appearances since returning from the IL after the All-Star break, but his 7.67 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the year don't suggest he's going to see regular high-leverage work.
Davis pitched a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's 5-0 loss to Baltimore. Davis had been out with a right forearm strain since June 29 prior to being activated Saturday. In his first appearance back from the injured list, he logged a perfect inning, just his fifth such performance all year. The right-hander owns a 7.76 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 22:11 K:BB across 26.2 innings, but he could work his way into the closer committee if he can pitch well now that he's healthy.
The Royals reinstated Davis (forearm) from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. The veteran righty had been sidelined since June 29 with a right forearm strain. Davis, who allowed multiple runs in three of his last six appearances before the injury, has an abysmal 8.06 ERA in 25.2 innings this season. Anthony Swarzak was designated for assignment in a corresponding move Saturday.
Davis was placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained right forearm Tuesday. David has allowed 11 runs on 14 hits over his last 8.1 innings of work, striking out four while walking five. It's unclear whether that stat line is related to his injury. Richard Lovelady was recalled in a corresponding move.
Davis pitched a perfect inning and struck out one in Thursday's 8-1 loss to the Yankees. Scoreless innings have been a rarity for Davis, who's given up at least one run in 11 of his 21 outings this year. The veteran right-hander has a 7.99 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 21:10 K:BB across 23.2 innings. While Davis initially saw some high-leverage work, his inconsistency has led to more appearances in the middle innings lately.
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