Davis characterized the forearm issue as minor.
"He's been fighting it and going out there every day and doing a great job," Roenicke said. "I hated to get him out of there, but I also know I had to give him a day somewhere.
"I haven't seen it [affect Davis' play] but he tells me what he does when it bothers him. Hopefully this will help. It's hard enough to hit and be consistent when you're always fighting something physically. He's done such a great job, I would like him to have the opportunity to finish up that way."
While Davis sat out, right fielder Ryan Braun returned to action after missing two starts with his right thumb injury.
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