Jan 20, 2021 5:11 PM

Royals sign Wade Davis to a minor-league deal Wednesday

Posted Jan 20, 2021 5:11 PM

St. Joseph Post

The Kansas City Royals announced Wednesday that they signed right-handed pitcher Wade Davis to a minor league contract.

A three-time All-Star, the 35-year-old Davis has pitched the last three years with the Colorado Rockies, making five appearances during the 2020 campaign. He led the National League in saves (43) and games finished (63) in 2018, while he recorded 15 saves in 50 appearances in his last full season with the Rockies in 2019.

The right-hander pitched for the Chicago Cubs in 2017, going 4-2 with 32 saves and a 2.30 ERA (15 ER in 58.2 IP) in 59 appearances, earning his third-straight All-Star selection.

He was with the Royals for four seasons (2013-16), being named an All-Star twice (2015-16).

Davis has pitched in six different postseasons, going 4-0 with eight saves and a 1.80 ERA (8 ER in 40.0 IP), with 57 strikeouts (12.83 K/9) combined.

That includes three victories and four saves with Kansas City during the 2014 and 2015 postseasons, while pitching to a 0.36 ERA (1 ER in 25.0 IP).