The Brewers will not pick up their end of pitcher Doug Davis' 2011 mutual option, GM Doug Melvin told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Milwaukee will pay the left-hander a $1MM buyout rather than activate his $6.5MM salary for next season.
Davis, who will turn 35 next week, appeared in just eight games for the Brewers this season, turning in a 7.51 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 4.9 BB/9. The lefthander was then sidelined for several months with a virus in the lining of his heart and then missed more time with elbow tendinitis.
In 12 big league seasons, Davis has a 4.38 ERA with 6.7 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9.