NEW YORK -- Wade Davis was put on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain on Thursday. On Friday, the right-hander was in the clubhouse and talked about his situation.
"Forearm's tight," Davis said. "Has a little strain in it. Everything's good."
Davis, 25, is 7-6 with a 4.25 ERA and started Wednesday at Minnesota, allowing three earned runs in five innings pitched. He is 3-1 with a 3.19 ERA in his last five starts. After Wednesday's start, Davis flew back to St. Petersburg to get examined by team doctors. On Friday, he caught a plane back to New York to re-join the team.
"I would say it's been fatigued more than bothering me," said Davis of his forearm.
Davis has not been able to throw his slider in his last two outings due to the problem.
"Not so much pain as cramp up every now and then, so I didn't throw any sliders the last few starts," Davis said. "It's just one of those things where it's better to be a little more cautious than to ride it out."
Davis plans to rest a few days then resume throwing during the All-Star break. If all goes well, he can come off the DL on July 22, which coincides with the Rays' eighth game after the break.
In the interim, the Rays will need a starter for their fifth game after the break. Rays manager Joe Maddon has already said that Alex Cobb is the most likely candidate to fill that assignment since he has done well in limited duty for the Rays this season.