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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Wade Davis, anchor of Kansas City Royals’ championship bullpen, retires from baseball

“Wade will forever be remembered by our fans, his teammates and our organization as an elite competitor and a very classy person,” Royals president of baseball operations Dayton Moore said in a statement. “He helped anchor one of the very best bullpens in Royals history which was a major factor in our world championship in 2015. I’m forever thankful for the way he represented our great city and for the committed husband he is to Katelyn and the special father he is to Sully and Ty.”

Davis came to the Royals in the 2012 offseason as a 27-year-old starting pitcher, acquired with James Shields in a blockbuster trade that sent Wil Myers, Mike Montgomery, Jake Odorizzi and Patrick Leonard to the Tampa Bay Rays. But while he arrived in Kansas City as a starter, he retires after developing into one of the best relief pitchers in baseball. He made 24 starts in 2013 and then moved to the bullpen full-time. For the ensuing three-year stretch, there was nobody better.

In 2014-16, Davis posted a 1.18 ERA while allowing just three homers in 182 2/3 innings pitched, striking out 234.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 24, 2021 at 06:09 PM | 13 comment(s)
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