Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals have placed shut-down reliever Wade Davis on the 15-ay Disabled List with a “right forearm strain.”

As noted by Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, Kansas City’s starting rotation has pitched the least innings of any team in the majors, increasing the workload for the bullpen. While the Royals hold that mark in part because they are tied for the least amount of games played so far, with 82 (some teams have played 85), they also receive about an inning fewer from their starter per game than teams who have received the most innings from their starters, like the Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants, and Washington Nationals.