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With Luke Hochevar out for the season, the Royals removed Wade Davis from the fifth starter competition and ticketed him for a late-inning bullpen role.
"He’s a dominant factor down there for us," manager Ned Yost said. "Once we lost Hoch, it became apparent to me that his presence was sorely needed down there."
During his five big-league seasons, Davis has been a serviceable starter (4.57 ERA) and a good reliever (2.24 ERA). Yost indicated he could even close some games when Greg Holland requires a day of rest.
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