After winning the World Series, Royals ace Wade Davis will start rehabbing from back surgery, which will leave him out until next spring.
He’s hoping to be ready for the World Baseball Classic, where he’ll try to get back to the All-Star game.
The Royals are not looking to sign Davis, though, because they believe he is healthy enough to return before the start of the season.
Davis’ rehabilitation starts next week.
Davis said he was not allowed to have a full conversation with the media about his rehab until Monday, when he is expected to be able to address the media again.
“I don’t know if I’ll be able, but I’m looking forward to being back,” Davis said.
The 25-year-old Davis will not be able play again until next year, at the earliest.
He will not pitch in the World Cup of Baseball.
Davis will be in the middle of a back injury.
He had back surgery in April.
He missed almost two months of the 2015 season with the injury.
Davis has a 2.70 ERA and 4.14 K/9 in 23 starts for the Kansas City Royals this season.
He is the team’s ace.
Davis is one of the best pitchers in baseball.
The right-hander is 8-1 with a 2:00 ERA in 16 starts this season and is second in the AL with 13 victories.