The Reds announced Monday that they’ve reinstated right-hander Rookie Davis from the 60-day disabled list and outrighted him to Triple-A Louisville after he cleared waivers. He’ll remain in the organization but won’t require a 40-man roster spot even though he’s now off the disabled list.
Davis, 25, underwent hip surgery last October and has been on the disabled list all season as he recovered from that procedure. The right-hander was one of the four players Cincinnati acquired for Aroldis Chapman in the 2015-16 offseason. None of the other three — Eric Jagielo (Marlins), Tony Renda (Red Sox) or Caleb Cotham (retired) — are with the organization any longer.
Cincinnati gave Davis a look in the Majors last season but saw him struggle to an 8.63 RA with a 20-to-14 K/BB ratio in 24 innings. He posted a 4.77 ERA with a much more solid 54-to-13 K/BB ratio in 60 1/3 Triple-A innings last year before undergoing surgery and has a 6.49 ERA in 26 1/3 rehab innings across three minor league levels this season as he’s worked his way back from that hip procedure.