Closer than the former All-Star Wade Davis retired from Major League Baseball after 13 seasons. NS Kansas City Royals, for whom Davis played from 2013-16 and again last season, announced Davis’ decision on Wednesday:
Davis, 36, originally entered the majors as a pitcher starting with Light ray, who made him a third-round draft pick in 2004. After a three-season start, the Rays made him a pain reliever in 2012. Following a December 2012 sale Davis to the Royals, he went on to become the main starter in 2013, albeit with little success.
By the 2014 season, Davis had become a high leverage reducer. Over the next three seasons, he would throw up to 1.18 ERAs in 182 2/3 innings with 234 hits. In the process, he acted as a high-leverage anchor for a Royals team that won the pennant in 2014 and the World Series in 2015. Throwing the ball during his successful season as a pennant. Block closer in 2017, and Davis has won three All-Star appearances and two top 10 finishes in the Cy Young poll.
In 2018, Davis led the NL in saves as a member of Rockies. Over the past three seasons, however, Davis has performed poorly, including a 6.96 ERA in 40 games for the Royals last season. No doubt, trauma plays a role in those struggles. In total, Davis has compiled 141 saves in his career and achieved a 3.25 ERA in 469 saves.