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Brewers won't exercise Doug Davis' $6.5M option for '11

Sep 18, 2010, 8:27 PM EDT

Here comes the least shocking news you'll hear all weekend. Brewers GM Doug Melvin told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this afternoon that Doug Davis' $6.5 mutual option for 2011 will not be exercised. Melvin and Co. signed Davis...

Here comes the least shocking news you’ll hear all weekend.

Brewers GM Doug Melvin told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this afternoon that Doug Davis’ $6.5 mutual option for 2011 will not be exercised

Melvin and Co. signed Davis to a one-year contract last winter in the hope that he would bring a strong veteran presence to what looked to be a weak Milwaukee rotation.  That plan flopped immediately as Davis went 1-4 with a 7.51 ERA and 1.98 WHIP in eight starts.  He was shut down for the season in early September due to heart and elbow issues.

The Brewers, as a whole, have posted a hideous 4.71 team ERA in 2010.

Davis, 35 next week, could have real trouble finding a spot in a starting rotation for 2011.

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