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Jason Davis | Relief Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/8/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cleveland State
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Jason Davis' comeback attempt with the Indians is over.
That didn't last long. Davis was in Indians camp on a tryout basis, and he pitched in one game and didn't fare well. The 30-year-old's major league career might be over. Fri, Mar 18, 2011 09:47:00 PM

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The Indians are giving free agent Jason Davis a tryout in minor league camp.

The former Indian threw for the Tribe Friday and will stay in camp the next several days. Davis was drafted by Cleveland in 1999 and was with the organization until 2006. He last pitched in the majors in 2008 with the Pirates and has had little success even in the minors the last few years. He didn't pitch at all in 2010.
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 08:25:00 PM

Jason Davis threw two scoreless innings out of the pen Wednesday in the Pirates' 4-3 win over the Twins.

Davis has walked six batters so far, but he's given up just one run in nine innings anyway. He and Evan Meek have had the best springs of the Pirates competing for bullpen spots. If those two join Matt Capps, John Grabow, Tyler Yates and Craig Hansen, it'd leave just one spot for the struggling Sean Burnett, Denny Bautista and Rule-5 pick Donnie Veal.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 04:12:00 PM

Making his first major league start since 2005, Jason Davis held the Phillies to two unearned runs over six innings on Sunday.

It wsa his own error that led to the two runs, making his outing a little less impressive. Still, the former Indian probably earned himself another start.
Sun, Aug 10, 2008 06:30:00 PM

Jason Davis is scheduled to join the Pirates' rotation with a start Sunday against the Phillies.

A longtime reliever, Davis was a full-time starter at Triple-A prior to being called up, going 6-9 with a 4.41 ERA and 68/47 K/BB ratio in 116 1/3 innings. He has a 4.75 ERA in 434 career major league innings, but hasn't started a big league game since 2005 and gets a very tough first matchup against Philadelphia.
Wed, Aug 6, 2008 10:23:00 AM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Jason Davis from Triple-A Indianapolis.

The former Indian had a 1.95 ERA in his last four starts for Indianapolis, but he was 6-9 with a 4.41 ERA overall. It looks like the Pirates will try him as a starter, but he will be available out of the bullpen today. His first start would come Friday in John Van Benschoten's place.
Sun, Jul 27, 2008 01:33:00 PM

Rangers signed RHP Jason Davis to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Davis had some success for the Indians in 2006, posting a 3.74 ERA in 39 relief appearances, but he was a bust for Seattle last year, amassing a 6.31 ERA and a 14/16 K/BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings before being cut in July. He's worth a flier from the Rangers' perspective, but he won't win a spot coming out of spring training.
Mon, Jan 7, 2008 05:04:00 PM

Mariners designated RHP Jason Davis for assignment.

Davis gets DFA'd for a second time this year after posting a 6.31 ERA in 25 2/3 innings for Seattle. After seemingly making a lot of progress with his command last year, he's walked 25 in 37 innings this season, rendering him worthless. Still, another major league team could opt to take a chance on his arm.
Fri, Jul 6, 2007 09:29:00 PM

Mariners acquired RHP Jason Davis from the Indians for a player to be named.

Davis never figured it out in Cleveland, but he was well worth taking a chance on. He's 18-22 with a 4.69 ERA in 52 starts and 62 relief appearances as a major leaguer. Since there apparently were several teams in on him, the Mariners probably had to surrender a solid prospect in order to add him to their pen.
Sun, May 13, 2007 06:02:00 PM

Indians designated RHP Jason Davis for assignment.

Davis had a solid 3.74 ERA in 55 1/3 innings as a reliever last year, but he had been reduced to a mop-up role to begin this season and, without consistent work, he had given up six runs and walked nine in 11 1/3 innings. The Indians are probably better off with Edward Mujica in their pen, but it would be a shame if they lost Davis on waivers without getting anything in return. Some team in need of bullpen help should be interested in trading for him.
Mon, May 7, 2007 12:52:00 PM

Jason Davis, who felt discomfort in his shoulder earlier this month, is feeling better now and may be on the verge of making the Indians as a long reliever.

Davis missed 12 days with the injury, then threw a scoreless inning on Tuesday and two more tonight. Davis, who is out of options and must be kept on the big league roster or placed through waivers, has given up two runs in seven innings this spring. With a jumbled Indians' bullpen after closer Joe Borowski, Davis has the stuff to be worth monitoring in AL-only formats.
Thu, Mar 22, 2007 11:42:00 PM

Indians agreed to terms with RHP Jason Davis on a one-year, $670,000 contract.

Davis asked for $760,000 in arbitration this week and was offered $600,000 by the Indians. He's set to battle Fernando Cabrera and Matt Miller for two spots in the Cleveland pen. He's out of options, so if he doesn't make the team, he'll probably be traded.
Thu, Jan 18, 2007 11:56:00 PM

Jason Davis, Rafael Betancourt and the Cleveland defense combined to blow a three-run lead in the ninth Saturday against the Royals.

Davis retired the first batter he faced, but things unraveled following an infield single and an error from second baseman Hector Luna. Davis allowed an RBI single, hit a batter and then gave up another RBI single before being pulled. Betancourt entered and surrendered a game-tying sac fly before Mark Grudzielanek's fly to deep center ended the inning. Betancourt later got the win when the Indians scored in the bottom of the ninth. Though Davis technically didn't blow the save today, it's possible that his performance will result in the next save chance going to Betancourt.
Sat, Aug 12, 2006 05:26:00 PM

Jason Davis pitched a perfect ninth on Thursday to earn a save in a one-run game against the Red Sox.

Fausto Carmona is still supposed to be Cleveland's closer, but there was no way the Indians were going to use him again tonight. Rafael Betancourt was also due for a day off after working 3 1/3 innings in the first three games of the series. That meant Davis worked the ninth in a one-run game. Both David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez flied out against him, with Manny hitting a ball to right-center that likely would have been out if not for a breeze blowing in. Doug Mirabelli then popped out to end it. Davis is a definite sleeper candidate for more saves, but the next chance is likely to go to Carmona.
Thu, Aug 3, 2006 10:35:00 PM

Indians recalled RHP Jason Davis from Triple-A Buffalo.

Davis should be up for good now and he could quickly move into a setup role in front of Fausto Carmona. He allowed just two runs -- one earned -- in 16 2/3 innings for Buffalo.
Fri, Jul 21, 2006 03:04:00 PM

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