Here comes the least shocking news you’ll hear all weekend.
Brewers GM Doug Melvin told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this afternoon that Doug Davis’ $6.5 mutual option for 2011 will not be exercised.
Melvin and Co. signed Davis to a one-year contract last winter in the hope that he would bring a strong veteran presence to what looked to be a weak Milwaukee rotation. That plan flopped immediately as Davis went 1-4 with a 7.51 ERA and 1.98 WHIP in eight starts. He was shut down for the season in early September due to heart and elbow issues.
The Brewers, as a whole, have posted a hideous 4.71 team ERA in 2010.
Davis, 35 next week, could have real trouble finding a spot in a starting rotation for 2011.