The Giants have had a lot of trouble scoring this year, so giving up ten runs to them looks especially bad, even though they're defending World Series champions. Doug Davis did just that yesterday and today he has lost his roster spot. The Cubs have given him his unconditional release, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.
Chicago needed to create space on the active roster for second baseman Darwin Barney, who is returning from the 15-day disabled list. The move creates a spot on the Cubs' 40-man roster, which now stands at 39.
The Cubs signed Davis to a minor league deal in April after he worked out for a number of interested teams. The left-hander started nine games for the Cubs and posted a 6.50 ERA with 7.1 K/9 and 5.1 BB/9 in 45 2/3 innings.