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Doug Davis | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (38) / 9/21/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: San Francisco (CA) CC
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The Royals could call up Doug Davis to fill a spot in their rotation.
Everett Teaford is expected to take Vin Mazzaro's spot, and David could assume Luis Mendoza's spot. Jonathan Sanchez is also struggling, but he'll remain in the rotation for now. Davis holds a 3.08 ERA over 26 1/3 innings at Triple-A Omaha. He was named the Pacific Coast League pitcher of the week last week after allowing just one run in 12 innings. Prospects Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery are also being considered for the rotation, but are "back-burner options" at this point. Mon, Jun 25, 2012 08:01:00 PM

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The Royals have assigned left-hander Doug Davis to Triple-A Omaha.

Davis signed a minor league contract earlier the month and had been in extended spring training. With the current state of the Royals' pitching staff, it's not impossible that he could see an occasional start in the majors. He went 1-7 with a 6.50 ERA over nine starts for the Cubs last season.
Sat, May 26, 2012 11:52:00 AM

Royals signed LHP Doug Davis to a minor league contract.

He's been assigned to extended spring training, and will progress to Triple-A Omaha once he builds up his stamina. With as bad as the Royals' rotation has been, there is no harm in gambling a veteran like Davis. He went 1-7 with a 6.50 ERA over nine starts for the Cubs last season.
Sat, May 12, 2012 07:52:00 PM

White Sox signed LHP Doug Davis to a minor league contract.

Davis was released by the Cubs at the end of June after posting a 6.50 ERA over nine starts. The veteran left-hander will provide depth at the Triple-A level.
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 04:33:00 PM

Cubs released LHP Doug Davis.

Davis was shelled for 10 earned runs in a four-plus inning start Tuesday against the Giants and will exit stage left having posted a 6.50 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in nine total starts for the Cubs. The veteran southpaw will likely seek a gig with another team.
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 04:19:00 PM

Doug Davis matched his career high by giving up 10 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Giants.

The only other time Davis gave up 10 runs was in his major league debut for the Rangers against the Blue Jays on Aug. 9, 1999. Davis is now 1-7 with a 6.50 ERA for the Cubs, though he had given the team some solid starts this month. If the Cubs opt to replace him, it could be with Rodrigo Lopez.
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 06:05:00 PM

Doug Davis allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks in five innings of work on Wednesday, falling to 1-6 in the Cubs' 4-3 setback against the White Sox.

He struck out two. Davis has become quite the workhorse of late by his standards, completing at least five innings of work in four of his past five outings. The owner of a 5.01 ERA and 1.69 through eight starts and 41 1/3 innings, Davis isn't about to come into any NL-only league value.
Wed, Jun 22, 2011 11:50:00 PM

Doug Davis pitched 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball to earn his first victory as a Cub against the Yankees on Friday.

Davis was 0-5 with one no-decision before finally getting in the win column with today's gem. He gave up just three hits, and he left with the shutout intact before Sean Marshall allowed his inherited runner to score. Today's outing gives some hope that Davis can help the Cubs going forward. He's not recommended in NL-only leagues, though.
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 05:10:00 PM

Doug Davis bent severely but did not break in five innings of work on Sunday, allowing two runs on five hits and five walks in a 4-3 Cubs loss to the Phillies.

He struck out six. Never a bastion of control, Davis has now issued 18 free passes in just 29 innings of work this season. He has also managed to tally 27 strikeouts, however. Davis has completed five innigs of work just three times through his first six starts this season.
Sun, Jun 12, 2011 05:09:00 PM

Doug Davis was lit up by the Reds Tuesday, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks over just 4 1/3 innings.

He did at least strike out four, but that’s hardly of any consolation to Cubs fans. Davis was good in his first start for the Cubbies and decent his last time out, but overall he’s been pretty terrible, posting a 6.38 ERA and 1.83 WHIP. It might be time to give Rodrigo Lopez another shot in the rotation. If Davis does get the ball again, it will be this weekend against the Phillies.
Tue, Jun 7, 2011 10:18:00 PM

Doug Davis will start Tuesday for the Cubs against the Reds.

In related Chicago pitching news, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat expects Scott Maine to be optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room for Matt Garza, who comes off the disabled list for Monday's start. Davis is 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA. His time in the rotation will likely be up soon.
Sun, Jun 5, 2011 07:01:00 PM

Doug Davis surrendered three runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

A better outing for Davis, but he dropped his fourth straight. His time in the Cubs rotation could come to an end when Matt Garza returns from the DL.
Wed, Jun 1, 2011 05:18:00 PM

Doug Davis fell to 0-3 after giving up four runs -- two earned -- in 4 2/3 innings Friday against the Pirates.

Davis will likely stay in the rotation for now, but he could be bumped in favor of Rodrigo Lopez when Matt Garza returns. He has a 6.75 ERA in three starts, and while that came down today, it was awfully frustrating to watch him walk six against a mediocre lineup.
Fri, May 27, 2011 05:44:00 PM

Doug Davis was smoked for seven runs over 3 2/3 innings in Friday's blowout loss to the Red Sox.

Ugly. Davis was touched up for eight hits while walking three and striking out three. The southpaw threw just 47 out of 90 pitches for strikes. The Cubs have had a tough time with the back end of their rotation, but the good news is that Randy Wells is expected to return from the disabled list next weekend.
Fri, May 20, 2011 11:02:00 PM

Doug Davis allowed three runs -- one earned -- over five innings Saturday in a loss to the Cubs.

Davis was making his first start of the 2011 regular season and looked better than expected. He struck out six batters and allowed just four hits. If the veteran lefty can replicate that line in future starts, he should do fine as an innings eater for the Cubs. But it's unlikely to pan out that way.
Sat, May 14, 2011 10:09:00 PM

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2Erik Kratz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Christian Colon
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Norichika Aoki
DH1Billy Butler
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PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Yordano Ventura
5Danny Duffy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
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4Aaron Crow
5Jason Frasor
6Francisley Bueno
7Scott Downs
8Bruce Chen
9Luke Hochevar