Davis allowed four runs on two hits and three walks in one inning during Friday's 9-1 loss to Minnesota.
Kansas City trailed 5-1 when Davis entered, and his pitching didn't do anything to help the cause. He's allowed at least a run in five of his nine outings, although Friday's was by far the worst this season. The veteran right-hander has an 8.31 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 8:5 K:BB across 8.2 innings. He's recorded one save and one hold.
Davis allowed a run on two hits and a walk and struck out two over one inning in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Rays.
Davis entered the game with the Royals down 3-0, and he allowed them to scrape together one more run. The 35-year-old righty has a 5.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 7:1 K:BB with a save and a hold in seven appearances spanning 6.2 innings. Greg Holland remains more likely to see save chances than Davis at this point of the season.
Davis allowed a run on two hits and a wild pitch over two-thirds of an inning to record a hold in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Angels.
Davis entered in the eighth inning and got into trouble, putting two runners in scoring position and subsequently allowing a sacrifice fly to Kurt Suzuki before Greg Holland entered the game and locked down a four-out save for the Royals. Davis now carries a 4.15 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, a save, a hold and three strikeouts on his line. A favorite for save opportunities among Davis, Holland or Scott Barlow has yet to emerge.
Davis recorded an Opening Day save Thursday against the Rangers, striking out both batters he faced in the ninth inning.
The veteran right-hander was called upon in the ninth to protect a four-run lead after Greg Holland allowed a run and left the game with two on and one out. Davis easily finished things off to pick up his first save of the season. The 35-year-old joined the Royals on a minor-league deal this offseason and soon secured a spot on the Opening Day roster thanks to strong play in spring action. While Davis has plenty of experience as a closer, he was expected to work mostly in a setup role to begin the season. Holland's struggles have opened the door, though it'll likely take more than one bad outing for him to lose the job.
The Royals selected Davis' contract Sunday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
After joining the Royals on a minor-league deal this offseason, Davis was able to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster following a strong showing in spring training. Over his six innings thus far in Cactus League play, Davis has yet to permit a run while scattering four hits and three walks. Though Davis has ample experience as a closer, he'll most likely be limited to setup work to begin the season.
Davis appears set to win a spot in the Kansas City bullpen, MLB.com reports.
Davis has thrown six scoreless innings with two strikeouts and three walks this spring. He'll pitch in middle relief, but it's not inconceivable that he could factor into the closer mix at some point given his experience and lack of proven options at the back end of the bullpen. Still, Davis followed a subpar 2019 with an even poorer abbreviated 2020 campaign, so a career revival looks unlikely.
Davis signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Wednesday.
Davis was let go by the Rockies in September of 2020 after a sharp decline in production over the past several seasons. The veteran righty posted a 9.77 ERA and 1.96 WHIP over the past two seasons but will attempt to bounce back with his former team in 2021. Davis should compete for a major-league roster spot during spring training.
Davis was released by the Rockies on Monday.
Two days after being designated for assignment by the Rockies, Davis was cut loose by the Rockies and will hit the open market ahead of the offseason. The right-hander has seen a sharp decline in results since joining the Rockies as he carries a 9.77 ERA and 1.96 WHIP over 47 innings during the last two seasons.
Davis was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Saturday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Davis allowed five runs while recording just five outs in his two appearances since returning from a shoulder injury. That was evidently the last straw for the Rockies, who are finally finished with the man they paid $52 million over the last three seasons. Davis did give the Rockies a decent enough season in 2018, saving 43 games with a respectable 4.13 ERA, but his overall tenure in Colorado includes a 6.49 ERA and an unimpressive combination of a 25.0 percent strikeout rate and an 11.8 percent walk rate. It would be quite a surprise to see a team claim him off waivers.
Manager Bud Black said he expects to use Davis (shoulder) as a middle reliever initially following the 35-year-old's reinstatement from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Black didn't specify whether Davis would merely make an appearance or two in middle relief before getting work in higher-leverage spots, but with only two weeks left in the regular season, the veteran likely wouldn't have enough time to re-establish himself as Colorado's closer anyway. Even before he was moved to the IL on Aug. 2 with a right shoulder strain, Davis had a tenuous grasp on the closing gig after a disastrous 2019 campaign in which he posted an 8.65 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in 50 appearances. Daniel Bard has gone a perfect 6-for-6 in save chances while bringing stability to the back end of the Colorado bullpen, so he'll likely continue to garner most of the closing opportunities even with Davis back in the fold.
Davis (shoulder) was activated off the 10-day injured list Saturday.
Davis was the Rockies' closer when he hit the injured list in early August with a strained right shoulder, though he didn't look particularly good, allowing five runs while striking out one and walking three over just 2.2 innings of work. Given that he's coming off a 2019 campaign in which he posted an 8.65 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP, it's quite possible he'll be unable to reclaim his role, especially considering that Daniel Bard has converted all six of his save opportunities this year.
Manager Bud Black said Saturday that the team is having discussions about activating Davis (shoulder) to provide an extra bullpen arm, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Davis has been sidelined since the beginning of August with a right shoulder strain, but it appears as though he could return to action prior to the end of the regular season. If he returns, it's unclear whether he'll reclaim the closing duties since Daniel Bard has converted on all six of his save chances this season.
Davis (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
This is an encouraging step for Davis, who has been sidelined all month with a right shoulder strain. An updated timetable for the right-hander's return should come into focus once he's further along in his throwing program. In the meantime, Daniel Bard and Carlos Estevez are Colorado's top options for saves.
Manager Bud Black said Wednesday that Davis (shoulder) is still receiving treatment and hasn't resumed throwing, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Davis has been sidelined since Friday with a right shoulder strain, but Black's update signals that he may not return from the injured list when he's first eligible. The team could get a better idea of when the right-hander could return to game action once he begins throwing again. Jairo Diaz and Carlos Estevez should continue to handle ninth-inning duties for the Rockies while Davis remains out.
Davis was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a right shoulder strain.
Davis was charged with the loss and the blown save after allowing four runs to the Padres on Friday, which is apparently when he sustained the shoulder strain. The severity of the injury remains unclear, though the veteran right-hander should be eligible to be activated Aug. 11. Jairo Diaz and Carlos Estevez are options to fill in at closer for the Rockies.
Davis (0-1) was tagged with the loss and a blown save Friday against the Padres. He gave up four earned runs on two hits -- both home runs -- and two walks across two-thirds of an inning.
Davis gave up homers to Fernando Tatis and Tommy Pham, and his struggles allowed the Padres to mount the comeback in the top of the ninth. Davis has now allowed five earned runs across 2.2 innings, but he notched the save in both of his previous two appearances so this woeful performances shouldn't change his status as the Rockies' closer -- at least for now.
Davis earned a save with a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's 5-2 win over Texas.
While he failed to record a strikeout, Davis made quick work of the middle of the Rangers' lineup to secure his second save of the season. The 34-year-old will have to stay consistent if he's going to hold on to the Rockies' shaky closer role.
Davis allowed a run on one hit and one walk during his lone inning of work against the Rangers on Saturday, but he struck out one and earned his first save of the season.
Davis is coming off the worst season of his career and is widely expected to have a short leash as the team's closer, but he converted his first save opportunity of the year. It wasn't an easy save, however, as he allowed two baserunners before sealing the deal when he struck out Rougned Odor. Davis posted an 8.65 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP in 42.2 innings last season.
Davis will begin the 2020 season as the Rockies' primary closer, but he will likely have a short leash, speculates Patrick Saunders of the Greeley Tribune.
Davis will look to bounce back from the worst season of his career in 2019, when he logged an 8.65 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in 42.2 innings and finished with just 15 saves. The veteran right-hander did not allow a single run or hit while striking out three across 3.1 innings this spring. Scott Oberg and Carlos Estevez are the top candidates to replace Davis should he struggle early on in his third campaign in Colorado.
Davis did not allow a run or a hit while issuing one walk and striking out three in 3.1 innings this spring.
He has already been named the closer to open the season, but it's also mildly encouraging that he didn't get shelled in a small sample this spring. He shelved his cutter in favor of working on getting more consistent with his fastball and changeup, saying that the better his fastball is, the better his cutter will be in the regular season. Davis is entering the final year of a three-year, $52 million contract and if he pitches well, the rest of the bullpen fits much more logically, so he should get a fairly long leash. That said, the Rockies do not envision themselves as rebuilding, so signs of a return to his 2019 form (8.65 ERA, 1.88 WHIP) would leave the team scrambling to stop the bleeding.
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|05/04||vs CLE||L 3-7||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|04/30||@ MIN||L 1-9||1.0||2||4||3||0|
|04/25||@ DET||W 4-0||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|04/19||vs TB||L 1-4||1.0||2||1||1||2|
|04/17||vs TOR||L 1-5||1.1||1||1||0||2|
|04/13||vs LAA||W 3-2||0.2||2||1||0||0|
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|2016||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||2.0||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||2||0.00||1.000|