The Cincinnati Reds have announced that Rookie Davis has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Louisville. He had spent the entire year on the 60-day disabled list after having hip surgery in 2017. His rehab assignment began in the Arizona Rookie league on July 6th. He made two appearances there before moving up to join Daytona. The time there was shortlived as he only made one start before jumping up to Double-A Pensacola.

With the Blue Wahoos he made two starts, but he experienced some discomfort and didn’t pitch again for three weeks. When he did come back he was pitching exclusively out of the bullpen. Rookie Davis made four relief appearances and threw 4.1 innings with 2 earned runs, three walks, and he had four strikes.

The move wasn’t too surprising. With his rehab assignment being up, the Reds had to decide to try and put him on waivers or someone else. Given that he hasn’t pitched in the big leagues this season, and he’s coming off of the injury, the timing was as good as it was going to get to clear the spot on the roster. That is one less spot that the team will need to clear after the season ends on the 40-man. Alex Blandino and Jesse Winker are both still on the 60-day disabled list, and will be a part of the crunch to get back to 40.

Michael Byrne placed on the disabled list

Cincinnati Reds 14th round selection Michael Byrne was placed on the disabled list in Daytona on Monday afternoon. He’s being listed as dealing with a right shoulder strain. The 21-year-old out of Florida had a 1.25 ERA in 21.2 innings with 10 walks (2 intentional) and 17 strikeouts.

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