The Pirates optioned Davis to Triple-A Indianapolis prior to Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.
Davis suffered an elbow sprain during spring training that resulted in him missing the first two months of the regular season. The reliever was finally activated prior to Sunday's game against Miami and wound up tossing a perfect seventh inning on just seven pitches. Davis will return to Indianapolis for now, but he's a strong candidate to return to the big leagues later this season. Mitch Keller was activated from the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding roster move.
Davis (elbow) pitched a perfect seventh inning in Sunday's 3-1 loss to Miami.
The southpaw made his debut Sunday, and it was a quick one. He retired the side on seven pitches in the seventh inning. Davis was out for over three months while recovering from an elbow sprain. He'll likely begin the year in a low-leverage role out of the bullpen.
Pirates manager Derek Shelton said Davis (elbow) would be activated from the 60-day injured list ahead of Sunday's game against the Marlins, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
The Pirates cleared spots for Davis on the 40-man and 26-man rosters by placing pitcher Mitch Keller (heat-related illness) on the COVID-19 injured list. The 28-year-old Davis has appeared in 55 games in the big leagues over the past three seasons, accruing a 5.66 ERA over 62 career innings out of the bullpen.
The Pirates transferred Davis' (elbow) rehab assignment from Low-A Bradenton to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The more challenging assignment is an indication the Pirates are pleased with the progress Davis has made in his recovery from the left elbow sprain that has kept him on the shelf since late February. Davis covered three innings over his two appearances with Bradenton, giving up a run on two hits and a walk while striking out six.
Davis (elbow) was assigned to Low-A Bradenton on Sunday to begin a rehab assignment, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
The 28-year-old suffered an elbow sprain in spring training and began the season on the 60-day injured list, but he appears to be in the final stages of his rehab work. Davis won't be eligible to be activated until the end of May.
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Davis (elbow) has been able to resume throwing bullpen sessions without any setbacks, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
Davis is coming along as expected in his recovery from the left elbow sprain he suffered early in spring training, but after being placed on the 60-day injured list, he's unlikely to be ready to make his season debut until late May or early June.
Davis (elbow) has been throwing off flat ground from up to 120 feet, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Davis had been throwing from 90 feet last week, but he recently increased his throwing distance as he continues to recover from a left elbow sprain. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to resume mound work, but the lefty's progress has been encouraging so far.
Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that Davis (elbow) has been throwing on flat ground from 90 feet, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Davis was placed on the 60-day injured list with a left elbow sprain early in spring training, but he appears to be progressing well in his recovery. The southpaw will miss the first few months of the season but could appear in the majors once he's healthy after he made nine relief outings with the Phillies and Pirates in 2020.
Davis (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
The 28-year-old was diagnosed with the left elbow sprain earlier Wednesday and will be sidelined for the first couple months of the season. Davis appeared in nine games during stints with the Phillies and Pirates in 2020, allowing eight earned runs over 6.2 innings.
Davis has been diagnosed with a left elbow sprain, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
Davis experienced discomfort in his left elbow during the offseason that is delaying his start to spring training. It's not yet clear when he'll be ready to pitch in spring games, but Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Wednesday that he's progressing in his recovery.
Davis dealt with offseason elbow soreness and won't be ready to pitch when spring games begin, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Davis has yet to be diagnosed with anything worse than soreness, so there's seemingly a chance he recovers in time to push for an Opening Day roster spot. It's never a good sign to see a pitcher already battling injuries before camp begins, however, so a clear timeline for his return may not be available for some time.
Davis (not injury related) was recalled by the Pirates on Friday.
Davis was on the taxi squad recently after undergoing COVID-19 intake protocols, but he'll join the Pirates' bullpen for the first time since being traded from the Phillies. The southpaw will take the place of Tyler Bashlor (back) in the bullpen. Davis made four appearances for the Phillies to begin the season, allowing seven runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out two over three innings. He should take on a low-leverage role for the Pirates.
Davis was placed on the COVID-19 injured list while he goes through the intake protocols, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The 27-year-old was acquired by the Pirates from the Phillies last week, but he'll need to clear the protocols before officially joining his new team. Davis had a 6.53 ERA and 1.74 WHIP over 20.2 innings last season and should fill a low-leverage role in Pittsburgh once he's on the roster.
Davis was traded from the Phillies to the Pirates on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named and cash considerations, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Davis was designated for assignment by the Phillies earlier in the week before being shipped across Pennsylvania. The southpaw struggled across four appearances for Philadelphia prior to his release, allowing seven runs on 10 hits across three innings. Davis figures to fill a low-leverage relief role for the Pirates should he remain on the big-league roster.
Davis was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Friday.
The 27-year-old was optioned to the alternate training site last week and has now been removed from the 40-man roster. Davis made the Opening Day roster, but he appeared in only four games and allowed seven runs on 10 hits in three frames.
Davis was optioned to the Phillies' alternate training site Friday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Davis earned a spot on the Opening Day roster but will head to the alternate site after allowing seven runs on 10 hits over three innings. JoJo Romero was promoted to the big-league roster in a corresponding move.
Davis (illness) was activated from the injured list Thursday and will be part of the Phillies' Opening Day roster.
Davis has failed to impress in parts of two big-league seasons thus far, posting a 5.04 ERA and a 4.97 FIP in 55.1 innings of work. In theory, he could be used to help shut down lefties, but left-handed hitters have hit .286/.375/.548 against him in 97 plate appearances. He's unlikely to see any high-leverage work this season.
Davis (undisclosed) was added to Philadelphia's 60-man player pool Thursday and placed on the 10-day injured list, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Manager Joe Girardi said Davis was dealing with a "medical illness" but failed to elaborate. The left-hander, who owns a 5.04 ERA across 55.1 career big-league innings, should serve as pitching depth once healthy.
Davis was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Davis performed well during his limited spring training appearances before camp was suspended, but his major-league track record (5.04 ERA in 55.1 career innings) helps explain Philadelphia's decision to send him to the minors to open the season.
Davis was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.
Davis was called up in a series of moves made by the Phillies, including Juan Nicasio's (shoulder) placement on the injured list and the demotion of Nick Pivetta. Thus, Davis will serve as bullpen depth. He has worked 12 innings with the Phillies this season but has not fared well, racking up an 8.25 ERA and 2.17 WHIP.
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