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Royals sign lefty Doug Davis to minor league deal

May 12, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

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From Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star comes word that the Royals have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with left-hander Doug Davis.

Davis will report to extended spring training in Arizona and spend a few weeks working out there before joining the rotation at Triple-A Omaha.

A 36-year-old former 10th-round pick, he failed to attract free agent interest this winter and spring after registering a 6.50 ERA, 1.86 WHIP and 36/26 K/BB ratio across 45 2/3 innings (nine starts) last year for the Cubs.

The Royals could give Davis a shot in the majors eventually if he gets off to a nice start on the farm.

Kansas City’s staff ERA was 4.85 entering play Saturday, which ranked 27th among the 30 MLB teams.

  1. royalsfaninfargo - May 12, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    He cant be any worse than who they have starting now.

  2. mlenenski - May 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Melky for Sanchez……what a dumb move.

    • lvtutorservice - May 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM

      Agreed. Melky is healthy and playing outstanding defense in the outfield. Also can’t say that about KC. Melky’s replacement, Lorenzo Cain, has been hurt since opening week.
      KC GM Dayton Moore says pitching is the currency of baseball. This season the starters have been as legit as a three dollar bill.
      SF got the better end of the deal.

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