Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Wade Davis (17) is congratulated by catcher Salvador Perez, right, following a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The Royals defeated the Angels
Orlin Wagner
July 31, 2016

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Kansas City Royals have placed right-handed closer Wade Davis on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a flexor strain and recalled left-hander Matt Strahm from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Davis had an MRI in Kansas City on Sunday morning after being sent home from the Royals' weekend series at Texas.

Manager Ned Yost said it's the same injury that sent Davis to the disabled list in early July.

Davis has converted 21 of 23 save opportunities in 35 appearances this season with a 1.60 ERA. In his most recent outing Wednesday, Davis allowed three walks for the first time as a reliever.

''Hopefully, he'll be back around the end of the 15 days,'' Yost said.

Strahm, 24, was moved to the bullpen recently after making 18 starts. Splitting last season between Class A Wilmington and Class A Lexington, Strahm had a 2.59 ERA and 121 strikeouts in 94 innings.

On Thursday, Kansas City placed right-handed reliever Luke Hochevar on the disabled list with symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome.

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