Wade Davis P KC 2 Months

Wade Davis picked up his third win in relief with a perfect eighth Wednesday as the Royals beat the White Sox 3-1.

Davis got a couple of strikeouts, though it still took him just 10 pitches to finish the inning. He's up to 38 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings for the season, with three wins and a 1.77 ERA Yeah, he'd probably still rather be starting, but he's much, much better in his current role.

Wade Davis P KC 2 Months

Wade Davis returned to action on Saturday May 17.

Wade Davis P KC 2 Months

Wade Davis was unavailable Wednesday and won't pitch Thursday, either, due to a stiff neck.

"Wade showed up yesterday with a bit of a stiff neck," Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday. "He's still fighting it a little bit right now. He's going to come out and play a little catch, but Wade was unavailable yesterday." Davis did say Thursday that he was "a little better," so he should be ready sometime this weekend. The setup man has been fantastic this season with a 2.08 ERA and 32/9 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings.

Wade Davis P KC 4 Months

Wade Davis will be the Royals' primary setup man.

Davis was tried out in the rotation again last season before moving back to the bullpen where he belongs. He's an excellent option to pitch in front of Greg Holland in what will be a loaded Kansas City bullpen even after the loss of Luke Hochevar (elbow).

Wade Davis P KC 4 Months

Royals manager Ned Yost indicated Sunday that Wade Davis could be the team's primary option in the eighth inning this season.

Davis was shifted to the bullpen to make up for the loss of Luke Hochevar to Tommy John surgery. While Yost believes he has plenty of capable setup options in his stable, Davis looks to be the most prominent option of the bunch.

Wade Davis P KC 4 Months

Wade Davis allowed one run in an inning of work as the Royals fell to the Dodgers 7-5 on Tuesday.

Davis allowed the run on one hit and one walk while striking out one. He was recently demoted to bullpen work by manager Ned Yost. The Royals' rotation is set now with Yordano Ventura, and Wade conveniently replaces the injured Luke Hochevar in the bullpen.

Wade Davis P KC 5 Months

Royals manager Ned Yost announced Saturday that Wade Davis is no longer a candidate for the Royals starting rotation, and will work out of the backend of the bullpen.

The Royals are hoping that he can adapt to the bullpen as well as Luke Hochevar did in 2013. With the emergence of Yordano Ventura as a strong candidate for the rotation, coinciding with news that Hochevar would miss the entire season due to Tommy John surgery, it seems like a wise move for the Royals.

Wade Davis P KC 5 Months

Wade Davis delivered a strong Cactus League debut in Sunday's victory over the Cubs, allowing just one hit and a walk over two scoreless innings.

Davis racked up three strikeouts in the impressive outing. The 28-year-old hurler endured a nightmare 2013 campaign in which he posted a terrifying 5.32 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 114/58 K/BB ratio over 135 1/3 innings. He still has the tools to succeed if he can put it all together, but he's far too inconsistent to trust in mixed leagues.

Wade Davis P KC 11 Months

Royals recalled RHP Wade Davis from Hi-A Wilmington.

Davis' nightmare 2013 season is nearly over, but he'll have to finish it as a low-leverage reliever on a non-playoff team. The 27-year-old posted an extremely disappointing 6-10 record, 5.67 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 125 1/3 innings over 24 starts.

Wade Davis P KC 11 Months

Royals optioned RHP Wade Davis to High-A Wilmington.

The minor league season is wrapping up in a couple of days, so it's just a procedural move. However, when Davis returns, he'll do so as a reliever. The 27-year-old posted a disappointing 5.67 ERA over 24 starts this season.