Kyle Davies Released

To many, the release of Kyle Davies was long overdue.

Shut down by shoulder troubles for the second time this season, Davies was released by the Royals in order to add Salvador Perez to the 40 man roster.  Davies was playing on a one year arbitration deal and wasn’t likely to see his health improve by the end of the year.

As a Royal, Davies had a 5.34 ERA in 99 starts over 531 innings.  The Royals acquired the former Braves prospect in 2007 for Octavio Dotel (a move that ushered in Joakim Soria into the closer’s spot).

The move ends the six man rotation experiment.  If Danny Duffy is shut down in September (which is 99% likely), it should mean any of Vin Mazzaro, Sean O’Sullivan, or Robinson Tejeda could join the club as a starter in Duffy’s place.

For what it’s worth, Davies did always have pretty good stuff.  He never put it together though, and now he’s on the market (while collecting the remainder of his $3.2 million salary for 2011.)

 

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