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  • Wade Davis: Announces retirement

    Davis announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday.

    Davis served mainly as a starter across his first five major-league seasons before transitioned to the bullpen. He found his most success as a closer or late-inning arm, accruing a 63-55 record, 155 saves and 3.94 ERA across 13 seasons in the majors with the Rays, Royals, Cubs and Rockies. Davis was named an All-Star three times during his career, and he captured his lone World Series ring with Kansas City in 2015.

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  • Wade Davis: Elects free agency

    Davis (shoulder) elected free agency Wednesday.

    Davis finished the 2021 campaign on the Royals' 60-day injured list due to right shoulder inflammation, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him available for spring training in 2022. However, the right-hander's struggles continued in 2021, and he's now posted an 8.33 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 95 appearances across the last three seasons.

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  • Royals' Wade Davis: Done for season

    The Royals transferred Davis (shoulder) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday.

    Davis' move to the 60-day IL officially spells an end to his season, even though he likely won't need the full two months to make a full recovery from right shoulder inflammation. Before being shut down with the injury last week, Davis went 0-3 with two saves, two holds, a 6.75 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 42.2 innings across 40 relief appearances. If the 36-year-old is eager to keep his career going in 2021, he'll likely have to settle for a minor-league deal in free agency.

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  • Royals' Wade Davis: Out with shoulder inflammation

    Davis was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation. The move is retroactive to Sept. 12.

    Davis surrendered three runs on three hits and three walks over an inning during his last appearance Saturday, and he'll now be sidelined for at least the next week. The 36-year-old will have a difficult time returning this season if he's forced to be shut down from throwing for more than a few days.

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  • Royals' Wade Davis: Clean inning Saturday

    Davis struck out the side in a perfect inning in Saturday's 10-7 loss to the White Sox.

    The 35-year-old has had some inconsistent performances lately, allowing seven runs (six earned) in his last seven innings. Davis was able to put in a good effort Saturday, but he's remained on the outside looking in when it comes to high-leverage opportunities. He owns a 6.42 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 36:16 K:BB with two saves, two holds, a blown save and an 0-3 record through 40.2 innings this year.

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  • Royals' Wade Davis: Handed third loss

    Davis (0-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk while failing to record an out, taking the extra-inning loss Thursday versus Houston.

    Davis wasn't able to get anything going in the 10th inning, and Ervin Santana let two inherited runners score before finally escaping the jam. After posting an eight-inning scoreless streak coming out of the All-Star break, Davis has allowed five runs (four earned) across his last three appearances. His ERA ticked up to 6.81 with a 1.46 WHIP and 30:16 K:BB across 35.2 innings overall.

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  • Royals' Wade Davis: In good form

    Davis has allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out five in his last seven innings.

    That scoreless stretch spans eight appearances, and he's collected one save in that time. Davis hasn't been considered for much high-leverage work this year -- he has two saves, one hold and a blown save in 30 appearances -- but he's pitched well enough lately to warrant such work. His season numbers paint a less rosy outlook, as he has a 6.34 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 27:13 K:BB in 32.2 innings.

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  • Royals' Wade Davis: Collects second save

    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.

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  • Royals' Wade Davis: Clean inning in return

    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.

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  • Royals' Wade Davis: Activated from IL

    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.

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  • Royals' Wade Davis: Out with forearm strain

    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.

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  • Royals' Wade Davis: Clean inning Thursday

    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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  • Royals' Wade Davis: Throws 2.1 scoreless innings

    Davis allowed a hit and a walk with one strikeout in 2.1 scoreless innings during Monday's 8-3 loss to the Angels.

    Davis got the last out of the fifth inning and then pitched two more frames. He remains inconsistent -- the right-hander has allowed at least one run in nine of his 18 appearances. He's posted a poor 6.53 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 19:8 K:BB in 20.2 innings. While he's picked up a save and a hold this year, Davis isn't currently in the mix for closing opportunities given the Royals' strong bullpen depth.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Lake Wales, FL
Age: 38
Experience: 11
Bats/Throws: R, R