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Doug Davis released by Cubs after going 1-7 with 6.50 ERA

Jun 29, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT

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Second baseman Darwin Barney is back from the disabled list and to make room for his return the Cubs released Doug Davis, who went 1-7 with a 6.50 ERA in nine starts.

Davis also went 1-4 with a 7.51 ERA in eight starts for the Brewers last season, making the 35-year-old left-hander 2-11 with a 6.96 ERA and 70/47 K/BB ratio in 84 innings since the beginning of 2009.

In other words, this might be the end of the line for Davis, who was a solid mid-rotation starter for a decade or so.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 29, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    He is left handed and has a pulse. Too early to write him off yet. Someone will probably sign him to a minor league contract as the Cubs will be paying most of his salary.

    • Joe - Jun 30, 2011 at 8:52 AM

      Russ Ortiz’ name seems to pop up every season, and he hasn’t had a sub-5.00 ERA since 2004. And he’s a righty, so you know Davis is going to get another gig.

  2. wlschneider09 - Jun 29, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    I believe the Yankees fans here were looking for a lefty starter…

    • pisano - Jun 29, 2011 at 7:01 PM

      You might be right, especially because he shut them down when he faced them. It might be a possibility.

  3. hep3 - Jun 29, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    I hear Terry Mulholland might be available; maybe even Jarrod Washburn.

  4. db105 - Jun 30, 2011 at 4:01 AM

    Teams are always looking for lefty reliever. DD has another decade left in that arm.

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