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Wade Davis is skipping a start with shoulder soreness

Mar 8, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

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Wade Davis‘ move back to the rotation has hit a snag, as Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals will have him skip a start due to shoulder soreness.

It might prove to be a minor thing, but Davis hasn’t started a game since September of 2011 (and was never particularly effective as a starter anyway) and spent time on the disabled list with shoulder problems in 2010.

Davis, who was acquired from the Rays as part of the big James Shields-Wil Myers swap, has a 4.22 ERA and 5.9 strikeouts per nine innings in 64 career starts compared to a 2.43 ERA and 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings in 54 career relief appearances.

  1. sportsdrenched - Mar 8, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    You don’t have faith in Dayton Moore’s Process? I find this disturbing.

  2. unclemosesgreen - Mar 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    If they made this trade in any part due to a suspicion that Wade Davis could make 30 starts and be effective, that is a firable offense.

  3. unclemosesgreen - Mar 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Andrew Friedman is like that one guy in your fantasy league that you like but just stopped trading with at a certain point, because you seemed to lose out on every single deal. The Rays figured out that Davis was a reliever, and thus very replaceable, but still managed to sell him at starter-type value.

    • indaburg - Mar 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM

      I don’t understand why any GM takes his calls.

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