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IL move ends season for Kansas City Royals’ Wade Davis

May 8, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Wade Davis (71) walks to the dugout after being replaced in the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
May 8, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Wade Davis (71) walks to the dugout after being replaced in the ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals right-hander Wade Davis was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Monday, effectively ending his 2021 season.

In an expected move, the Royals also placed right-hander Brad Keller to the 60-day IL. Last week, the team revealed that Keller would not pitch again this season.

Kansas City selected the contract of right-hander Dylan Coleman from Triple-A Omaha, reinstated right-hander Brady Singer from the 10-day IL and added outfielder Edward Olivares as the extra player for Monday’s doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians.

Davis, 36, was placed on the 10-day IL last week with shoulder inflammation. He went 0-3 with a 6.75 ERA this season in his return to the Royals after spending the previous four seasons in the National League. Davis was a postseason hero when the Royals won the 2015 World Series.

Keller, 26, was 8-12 this season with a 5.39 ERA and had not pitched since last month because of a right lat strain.

Coleman, 25, will be making his first appearance on a major league roster after going 5-1 with a 3.28 ERA at Double-A and Triple-A this season. Singer, 25, is 4-10 with a 4.85 ERA in 25 starts for the Royals this season. Olivares, 25, batted .224 with five home runs and 12 RBIs in 38 games with the Royals earlier this season.

–Field Level Media