Royals Release Kyle Davies

BOSTON, MA - JULY 25: Kyle Davies #34 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates after Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox is out in the sixth inning on July 25, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Per Bob Dutton of the KC Star the Royals have released starting pitcher Kyle Davies.

Though not always a target of fan venom throughout his Royal career, Davies has struggled mightily this season, becoming a bete noire amongst many Royals chatters.


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Kyle Davies 1-9 13 13 0 0 0 0 61.1 84 52 46 7 26 50 6.75 1.79


Davies was one of Dayton Moore's first acquisitions as a Royal, as he came over in a trade for Octavio Dotel in June of 2007. In 99 starts with Kansas City, Davies posted an ERA+ of 80. For a half season of Dotel (although he did have a weird Dayton-style option) Davies was a worthwhile trade piece. The Royals gave him numerous chances to succeed, and he wasn't able to do it.  

Davies appeared to be on his way out of the Royals rotation at the end of last season, but in a surprise move the Royals tendered him a $3.2 million dollar contract and even kept him around as part of a pointless 6-man rotation.

The highpoint of the Davies era came in 2007, when he put up a 4.06 ERA, and was briefly part of the MGD trio (Meche-Greinke-Davies) that was to return the Royals to glory.

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