Three-time All-Star pitcher Wade Davis makes Kansas City Royals, guarantees $1.25M salary

Jul 31, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Wade Davis (71) pitches in the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals selected the contract of right-hander Wade Davis on Sunday, guaranteeing the veteran’s salary for 2021.

Davis, 35, reportedly will earn $1.25 million guaranteed with an opportunity to earn an additional $1.125 million in incentives. He signed a minor-league deal in January with the hopes of securing his spot on the 40-man roster by the end of spring training.

In 2020, Davis appeared in only five games with the Colorado Rockies. He gave up 10 runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings for a 20.77 ERA.

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Davis’ career statistics are much better as the three-time All-Star looks to revive his career. He is 63-52 with a 3.81 ERA and 139 saves in 517 games, including 88 starts.

During the past three seasons with Colorado, Davis racked up 60 saves. He also notched 47 saves with the Kansas City Royals and 32 saves with the Chicago Cubs.

–Field Level Media

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