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Wade Davis Injury: Updates on Royals Closer's Elbow and Return

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Wade Davis during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The Royals defeated the Angels 7-5. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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Joe PantornoFeatured ColumnistJuly 30, 2016

Kansas City Royals closer Wade Davis had been out since he suffered a right forearm strain in early July that forced him to the disabled list. However, he has been cleared to return.

Continue for updates.


Davis Reinstated from DL 

Friday, Sept. 2 

The Royals announced that Davis was activated on Friday.


Davis Continues to Struggle with Elbow Issues

Davis was forced to hit the 15-day disabled list after initially straining his forearm earlier this season, which held him out for more than two weeks. 

He looked fine after returning July 16, as he didn't allow a run and gave up just two hits in four appearances while picking up two saves. 

In his last outing before the injury, Davis allowed two runs on two hits and three walks against the Los Angeles Angels, though he closed out a 7-5 win.

Davis has been one of the premier relievers-turned-closers over the past three years, as he's allowed just 22 runs since the start of the 2014 season.

His ability to close out the opposition late in games is what helped the Royals make two consecutive World Series appearances, including a win over the New York Mets in 2015, with Davis firing the final pitch:

The Royals will be hoping Davis' DL stint will be beneficial to his long-term health as the regular season comes to a close.       

Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.

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