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Kyle Davies was arrested day before release from Royals

Aug 12, 2011, 12:18 AM EDT

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While Kyle Davies’ performance certainly justified the Royals’ decision to release him, the timing was curious.  It wasn’t like he could do any harm while on the disabled list because of a sore shoulder.

Except apparently he could.

Davies was arrested early Tuesday morning in Tampa on charges of disorderly intoxication, the Kansas City Star reports.  The Royals released Davies the next day to make room for catcher Salvador Perez on the 40-man roster.

Royals GM Dayton Moore denied knowing anything about the charges in advance of the decision to release the right-hander, saying he didn’t find out until Thursday afternoon.  Davies, though, ackowledged the incident.

“I embarrassed myself and my family,” he said. “I made a foolish mistake. I’ll learn from it, and I’ll get past it.”

Davies was in Florida rehabbing a sore shoulder and wasn’t expected to rejoin the Royals until September.  He was 1-9 with a 6.75 ERA in 13 starts for Kansas City this season.

  1. kiwicricket - Aug 12, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    Only Dayton Moore would sign a cross-eyed pitcher for $3.2Million.

    • The Baseball Idiot - Aug 12, 2011 at 11:53 AM

      ONly Daytom Moore requires his players to be saints and gets rid of any of them who don’t live up to his particular Christian values. He’s not there to win, he’s just to build a team his pastor can be proud of.

  2. normswifevera - Aug 12, 2011 at 3:50 AM

    Probably told him he was getting cut and he went in the bag.

  3. kopy - Aug 12, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    That’s just a bad break, because there is no law against public intoxication in Missouri. If Davies was at home this would never have happened. He maybe even forgot that most other states do this.

  4. sportsdrenched - Aug 12, 2011 at 9:22 AM

    Even Kyle Davies plays the Kyle Davies Drinking Game.

    • mcs7584 - Aug 12, 2011 at 9:32 AM

      And what are the rules to the Kyle Davies drinking game? :)

      • sportsdrenched - Aug 12, 2011 at 12:10 PM

        Don’t know, I started boycotting his starts after his last win.

  5. randall351 - Aug 12, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Here’s the awesome mug shot courtesy of 610 sports KC facebook page.

  6. henryd3rd - Aug 12, 2011 at 12:04 PM

    Baseball contracts are guaranteed so don’t shed too many tears fro Kyle Davis. If this is the end of the line for his baseball career he has a nice nest egg to lean on into his next career

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