Wade Davis RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cubs close to trading Jorge Soler for Wade Davis

    CBS Sports "Coming off their first World Series title in several generations, the Cubs had few glaring needs heading into the offseason. Much of their young core is still intact, but they did need some bullpen depth. It appears they're going to bolster it by adding an elite arm to the back end. Ken..." December 07

  • Cubs flex dynasty muscles with Wade Davis splash

    New York Post "Cubs officials were portraying this as their quiet offseason. They had the twin contentment of a relatively set roster plus — most importantly — their first championship since 1908. But under Theo Epstein, the Cubs’ version of quiet is like the concept of a small elephant. By comparison, one..." December 07

  • Cubs near trade to acquire closer Wade Davis from Royals

    ESPN "The Cubs moved to the verge of a deal for Royals closer Wade Davis Tuesday evening, although sources made clear that the trade is not complete and both teams still have to OK the medical information. It was not immediately known exactly what the Cubs would give up in return for Davis, but a..." December 06

  • Kenley Jansen? Wade Davis? Cubs Keeping an Open Mind For the Ninth Inning

    CSN Chicago "The San Francisco Giants had been three outs away from forcing an elimination game that Johnny Cueto would have started at Wrigley Field – and five different relievers couldn’t protect a three-run lead against a Cubs team that made a stunning comeback. That October crash reverberated throughout..." December 06

  • Royals To Pick up 2017 Options For Wade Davis, Alcides Escobar

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals will exercise their 2017 club options for right-handed closer Wade Davis and shortstop Alcides Escobar, reports FanRag’s Jon Heyman (Twitter link). Davis will earn $10MM next season and Escobar will rake in $6.5MM. Davis helped pitch the Royals to back-to-back World Series..." November 03

  • Teams calling Royals on Wade Davis

    Today's Knuckleball "The Kansas City Royals are receiving a lot of trade calls on closer Wade Davis, who appears to be available at the right price. Kansas City still has to pick up his $10-million 2017 option, but that is a formality. The Royals have built their championship teams around strong defense and a..." October 14

  • Royals' Wade Davis: Set to be activated Friday

    CBS Sports "Davis (elbow) expects to be activated from the disabled list Friday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports. Davis rejoined the Royals on Wednesday after completing a rehab assignment, but his final minor-league outing came Tuesday, and the Royals will give him at least a couple days to..." August 31

  • Royals' Wade Davis: To throw live BP next week

    CBS Sports "Davis (elbow) is expected to go to Arizona to throw some live bullpen sessions early next week, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports." August 21

  • Wade Davis to undergo MRI on ailing right arm

    Yahoo! Sports "Royals closer Wade Davis left the team and headed back to Kansas City to receive an MRI on his ailing right arm, sources told Yahoo Sports on Saturday, ending the possibility that the struggling world champions will trade him before Monday’s deadline and continuing the rash of injuries they’ve..." July 31

  • Royals Look to Trade Davis and Kennedy, Extend Hosmer

    Royals Blue "It was announced by Jeff Passan on twitter that the Royals are looking to potentially deal Wade Davis as part of a package deal including starting pitcher Ian Kennedy. Davis is under team control for the 2017 season with a $10 million club option, while Ian Kennedy is under contract at least..." July 28

  • Dodgers reportedly interested in Royals closer Wade Davis

    Today's Knuckleball "Although the Dodgers have one of the best closers in the game in Kenley Jansen and, by ERA, the top bullpen in the NL (3.01), Wade Davis is someone who interests the Dodgers. He’s even more appealing to Los Angeles than Aroldis Chapman, and for more reasons than just the former’s spotless..." July 28

  • Royals wanted Nationals' Giolito for Wade Davis

    The Score "If the Washington Nationals want Wade Davis to join their bullpen, the Kansas City Royals are going to make them pay big. In an internal conversation, the Royals reportedly discussed targeting top prospect Lucas Giolito in exchange for the two-time All-Star closer, sources told Jeff Passan of..." July 25

  • Price on Wade Davis high; Nats, others check in

    Today's Knuckleball "The Nationals and a few other teams searching for a big-time closer have checked in on Royals star closer Wade Davis, and they have found the asking price to be higher than the price put on Yankees star closer Aroldis Chapman. There’s no certainty either star closer will be traded, as the..." July 23