Wade Davis
RP KC
3 days ago

Davis worked around a hit and struck out one en route to his 21st save of the season Friday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Davis, who has made 88 career starts in his eight-year career, had just 20 saves total entering the season. He's now got more than that in 2016 alone, as the veteran has converted 21 of his 23 chances to close the door on opponents.

Wade Davis
RP KC
7 days ago

Davis picked up a one-out save, his 20th, in Monday's win over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Davis's first save opportunity since returning from the disabled list was an easy one, as he cleaned up Chris Young's mess in the ninth with just three pitches. He now owns a 1.17 ERA and is a sharp 20-for-22 in save opportunities.

Wade Davis
RP KC
1 week ago

Davis (forearm) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals get a major boost in the back end of the bullpen with the return of one of the game's best closers. Davis landed on the DL in early July due to a forearm issue that has bothered him in the past. However, it only took a few days of being shut down from throwing for the issue to subside. To bring Davis back to the active roster, the Royals optioned Brooks Pounders back to Triple-A Omaha.

Wade Davis
RP KC
1 week ago

Davis (forearm) could be activated as soon as Saturday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander was said to be pain-free just days after landing on the DL, and while he won't return for the first game of the second half, it sounds like Davis will be activated in short order. Davis' strikeouts are down and his walks are up from a year ago, with his FIP coming in at more than double his ERA (2.70), but he's the unquestioned closer in Kansas City and still one of the more valuable closers in fantasy baseball.

Wade Davis
RP KC
2 weeks ago

Davis was able to throw a baseball Thursday and Friday with no pain, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis also noted that the inflammation in his forearm that put him on the disabled list is gone. Assuming all continues to go well in his recovery, Davis is slated to return to his closer's role at some point shortly after the All-Star break.

Wade Davis
RP KC
3 weeks ago

The Royals hope to have Davis (forearm) back after he serves the minimum 15 days on the disabled list, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Dodd, Davis had a similar forearm injury last fall that he was able to bounce back from after being shut down from throwing for one week. The hope is that Davis will bounce back in a similarly quick amount of time this time around, meaning a return shortly after the All-Star break. Joakim Soria will likely serve as the Royals' temporary closer while Davis is on the shelf.

Wade Davis
RP KC
3 weeks ago

Davis (forearm) was placed on the disabled list Tuesday due to a right forearm strain, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to July 1 and should be back with the club after the All-Star Break. He has been having another great season for the Royals, compiling 19 saves out of 21 opportunities with a 1.23 ERA during 29.1 innings of action.

Wade Davis
RP KC
4 weeks ago

Davis pitched a scoreless ninth inning while allowing one hit and striking out one to earn his 19th save of the year Thursday at the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Davis was protecting a two-run lead, and despite allowing a base runner, was able to close out the contest on only 11 pitches. After blowing his second save of the year Wednesday, he quickly got back on track, and he now has a 1.23 ERA to go along with a 1.02 WHIP.

Wade Davis
RP KC
1 month ago

Davis earned his 17th save with a perfect ninth inning in which he struck out two batters Sunday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Davis inherited a two-run lead and easily closed out the victory on 14 pitches. He's only saved one game since June 1, though he boasts a 1.16 ERA to go along with a 0.99 WHIP.

Wade Davis
RP KC
2 months ago

Davis racked up his 14th save in Sunday's win over the White Sox, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

He dropped his ERA back below 1.00 with the scoreless outing, Davis' 18th in 19 appearances this season. He doesn't sport the astronomical strikeout rate he had a couple of years ago, but he remains one of the top closers in baseball, especially with the Royals beginning to find their stride and provide Davis with more save opportunities.