Wade Davis Announces His Retirement

Longtime MLB pitcher Wade Davis has officially announced his retirement. 

Davis was originally selected by the then Tampa Bay Devil Rays with the 75th overall pick of the 2004 MLB Draft. He certainly was a long term project for them, as it would take him until the 2009 season to make his debut. From there, however, he would be a mainstay at the MLB level. 

Yet, Davis will be remembered most for his time with the Kansas City Royals. As a member there, he made the permanent switch from starter to reliever and it was the best move for him. He turned into one of the top relief pitchers in the entire league and was a huge reason for Kansas City's 2015 World Championship. 

Davis had stops with the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies before heading back to KC for the 2021 campaign. In 40 games this season, he had a 0-3 record and 6.75 ERA.

In 557 games over 13 seasons, Davis had a 63-55 record, 3.94 ERA, 141 saves and 929 strikeouts. With that, he also was a three-time All-Star and led the National League in saves during the 2018 season. 

Congrats on an awesome career, Wade!

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