Royals place RHP Wade Davis on DL

Select contract of RHP Brooks Pounders

The Kansas City Royals announced today that relief pitcher Wade Davis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain.  

Davis' D.L. stint is retroactive to July 1, making him eligible to be reinstated on Saturday, July 16. To take Davis' place, the Royals have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Brooks Pounders from Omaha (AAA) and designated left-handed pitcher Tyler Olson for assignment.

Pounders, 25, will be in uniform (#62) for tonight's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. He is 4-1 with a 2.80 ERA, while recording 78 strikeouts in 64.1 innings with the Storm Chasers. The 6-foot-5 right-hander was selected to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team last week.