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Wade Davis ready to regain closer's role with Colorado

Davis lost his ninth-inning role in the final two months last year.
Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski
Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Wade Davis, right, hands the ball to manager Bud Black after giving up a two-run double to St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Denver. Catcher Dom Nunez is at rear. St. Louis won 10-3.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Wade Davis has again entered spring training as the Colorado Rockies' closer after a rough 2019 season.

Davis lost his ninth-inning role in the final two months last year, when he finished 1-6 with 15 saves and an 8.65 ERA in the least effective effort of an 11-year career.

Colorado manager Bud Black says his confidence in Davis’ return this season is based on what he knows of Davis.

The 34-year-old Davis has a resume that includes a World Series ring with Kansas City in 2015, a 1.80 ERA in 30 postseason appearances and four All-Star Game appearances.

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