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Top Austin Davis News

  • Padres' Austin Davis: Gets minors deal from Padres

    Davis signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Wednesday.

    The lefty reliever had a 2023 season to forget, posting an 11.22 ERA and 34:38 K:BB over 25.2 innings at Triple-A Sugar Land in the Astros organization. Slated to turn 31 on Saturday, Davis holds a career 5.61 ERA and 159:73 K:BB across 144.1 frames in parts of five seasons at the major-league level.

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  • Austin Davis: Dumped by Houston

    The Astros released Davis on June 26.

    A veteran of 136 career appearances in the majors, Davis failed to gain any momentum for a call-up to Houston in 2023 after struggling mightily at Triple-A Sugar Land. Over his 20 relief outings at Sugar Land spanning 25.2 innings, Davis pitched to an 11.22 ERA and walked more batters (38) than he struck out (34).

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  • Astros' Austin Davis: Reassigned to MiLB camp

    Davis was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Astros on Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Davis signed a minor-league contract back in November with the Astros that included an invitation to spring training. The 30-year-old southpaw will provide some organizational depth for the 2023 season after failing to make the Opening Day roster.

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  • Astros' Austin Davis: Signs with Astros

    Davis signed a minor-league contract with the Astros on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Davis elected free agency in September after being designated for assignment by Minnesota, but he'll serve as a non-roster invitee during spring training in 2023 after signing with the Astros. Over 52 appearances (three starts) between the Red Sox and Twins last year, he posted a 5.79 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 56 innings.

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  • Austin Davis: Heads to free agency

    Davis elected free agency after clearing waivers Sunday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Rather than accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A St. Paul after the Twins recently designated him for assignment, Davis will try his luck on the open market. Between stops with Boston and Minnesota, Davis turned in a 5.79 ERA and 1.61 WHIP over 56 innings in the big leagues this season.

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  • Twins' Austin Davis: DFA'd by Minnesota

    Davis was designated for assignment by the Twins on Thursday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Davis was claimed off waivers by the Twins last week and made two appearances during his brief time with the team, and he gave up three runs on a hit with four walks and three strikeouts over 1.2 frames. Cole Sands (elbow) was reinstated from the injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Twins' Austin Davis: Claimed by Twins

    Davis was claimed off waivers by the Twins on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Davis hasn't been particularly effective over the last two months, posting a 9.00 ERA and 1.88 WHIP in 25 innings over 22 appearances since the start of July. Since he doesn't have any minor-league options remaining, Davis will join the big club rather than Triple-A St. Paul, though the Twins may wait until the roster expands Thursday before officially activating him.

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  • Red Sox's Austin Davis: Dropped from 40-man roster

    Davis will be designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Sunday, Chad Jennings of The Athletic reports.

    Davis had a strong start to the 2022 season but was much less effective over the last several months. He gave up four runs (two earned) in two innings during Sunday's loss to the Rays and will ultimately lose his spot on Boston's 40-man roster. It's not yet clear whether the 29-year-old will land a spot in another team's bullpen.

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  • Red Sox's Austin Davis: Serving as opener

    Davis will serve as the opener during Friday's game against the Brewers, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Although Brayan Bello was initially slated to start Friday's matchup, he'll instead be available out of the bullpen and could serve as the bulk reliever while Davis begins the game on the mound. Over nine appearances since the start of July, Davis has posted a 10.13 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in 10.2 innings.

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  • Red Sox's Austin Davis: Scoreless in opening role

    Davis walked one batter and recorded two strikeouts across two shutout innings as the opener for Monday's win over the Rays.

    Davis threw 19 of 30 pitches for strikes and allowed just one baserunner Monday. After a 13-inning scoreless streak, the 29-year-old lefty coughed up four runs in two appearances June 17 and 18. Since then, he's turned in two scoreless outings to lower his season ERA to 2.30.

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  • Red Sox's Austin Davis: Starting bullpen game

    Davis will start a bullpen game against the Rays on Monday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    The southpaw will take the mound on short notice after Michael Wacha (arm) was scratched from his scheduled start. Davis hasn't lasted longer than two innings in any of his appearances this year, and he's posted a 2.45 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 29.1 innings over 28 appearances (one start).

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  • Red Sox's Austin Davis: Tosses two scoreless innings

    Davis allowed no hits and a walk while striking out two in two-plus scoreless innings during Sunday's loss to the Rangers. He didn't factor into the decision.

    Davis, a reliever, set down the first six batters faced, before he issued a walk to the leadoff batter in the third inning and was removed. The 29-year-old made his first career start as Sunday's opener, and he was effective ahead of Tanner Houck, who pitched three innings as the primary pitcher. Davis has held the opposition scoreless in 11 of his last 12 appearances, and he has a 2.35 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 15.1 innings this season. The southpaw should be an option to serve as an opener once again at some point, but he'll likely return to a bullpen role following Sunday's outing.

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  • Red Sox's Austin Davis: Starting Sunday

    Davis will start Sunday's series finale against the Rangers, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.

    Davis will open the game for Boston and could pitch multiple innings, per Red Sox manager Alex Cora, but he's pitched no more than two innings this season. This will be the left-hander's first MLB start and first start of any kind since 2016 at High-A Clearwater. He gets the nod over Tanner Houck, who opened the season in Boston's rotation but has mostly been used as a bulk-inning pitcher since missing a turn in Toronto due to his unvaccinated status. Houck also made one start, lasting just 2.2 innings and allowing three runs May 8, the last time he's pitched. He's rested enough to throw multiple innings Sunday following Davis.

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  • Red Sox's Austin Davis: Tagged with loss

    Davis (0-1) was tagged with the loss in relief Monday against the Tigers after allowing one run on two hits across one inning. He struck out one.

    Davis allowed a one-out single to Tucker Barnhart in the seventh but retired the side afterward, so he began the eighth inning as well. He left the game after just one batter into the eighth after allowing another single, this time to Austin Meadows. Unfortunately for Davis, Meadows would come around to score on Javier Baez's home run in the next at-bat when Ryan Brasier was on the mound, so Davis was stuck with the loss. This was Davis' second outing of the season, as he had pitched a one-out scoreless outing against the Yankees on April 9.

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  • Red Sox's Austin Davis: Returns from paternity list

    Davis (personal) was activated from the paternity list ahead of Monday's game against Seattle, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Davis spent the last three days away from the team due to the birth of his child, but he'll be available out of the bullpen Monday evening if needed. He sits with a 5.01 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with a 25:11 K:BB across 23.1 innings so far this year.

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  • Red Sox's Austin Davis: Placed on paternity list

    Davis was placed on the paternity list Friday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Davis will be away from the team for up to three days following the birth of his child. Darwinzon Hernandez (oblique) was reinstated from the injured list, and Kaleb Ort was recalled from Triple-A Worcester as part of a move to replace him in the bullpen.

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  • Red Sox's Austin Davis: Takes loss versus Cleveland

    Davis (0-2) allowed three runs on three hits and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss versus Cleveland on Sunday.

    After Hansel Robles let Cleveland get within a run in the seventh inning, Davis made a bigger mess in the eighth that ultimately cost Boston the game. He snapped a seven-inning scoreless streak with the meltdown. Davis has a 5.32 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 25:9 K:BB across 22 innings between Boston and Pittsburgh this season. He likely won't find himself in high-leverage spots such as Sunday's very often.

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  • Red Sox's Austin Davis: Traded to Boston

    Davis was traded from the Pirates to the Red Sox in exchange for Michael Chavis on Friday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    Davis is unlikely to be a major piece of the puzzle for the Red Sox. He'll give the team another left-handed option in the bullpen, but he owns a 5.59 ERA in 9.2 innings this season and a 5.65 ERA in 71.2 innings for his career.

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  • Pirates' Austin Davis: Promoted to Pittsburgh

    Davis was recalled by the Pirates on Friday, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

    Davis has thrown two scoreless innings at the big-league level this season, but his career ERA still sits at a poor 5.48 over 64 frames. He's unlikely to handle high-leverage innings during his time with the team. Duane Underwood (side) hit the injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Pirates' Austin Davis: Back to minors

    Davis was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Davis made one appearance out of the bullpen during his latest trip to the big leagues, tossing a scoreless inning June 20 against Cleveland. The Pirates have yet to announce a corresponding move.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Scottsdale, AZ
Age: 31
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, L