The Royals announced on Tuesday that closer Wade Davis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm. Pitcher Brooks Pounders was called up from Triple-A Omaha and pitcher Tyler Olson has been designated for assignment.
Davis, 30, has had another dominant season, currently holding a 1.23 ERA with 19 saves and a 28/12 K/BB ratio in 29 1/3 innings.
This is just the latest in a long line of injuries for the snakebitten Royals. Mike Moustakas, Lorenzo Cain, Kris Medlen, and Tim Collins are also sidelined. Yordano Ventura is battling an ankle injury which may or may not keep him out of his upcoming start on Friday. Tough goings for the defending world champs.