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Davies on 10-day DL with rotator cuff injury

Brewers expect right-hander to miss only one start
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MILWAUKEE -- Zach Davies will miss his scheduled start on Saturday against the Pirates after the Brewers placed the right-hander on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with inflammation in his rotator cuff.

The move was retroactive to Monday, the day after Davies threw 95 pitches and surrendered two runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 2-0 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. There was no indication after the game that he was hurting, and the team said it expects Davies to miss only one start.

MILWAUKEE -- Zach Davies will miss his scheduled start on Saturday against the Pirates after the Brewers placed the right-hander on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with inflammation in his rotator cuff.

The move was retroactive to Monday, the day after Davies threw 95 pitches and surrendered two runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings of a 2-0 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. There was no indication after the game that he was hurting, and the team said it expects Davies to miss only one start.

Off-days help. The Brewers had an open date Thursday and another coming at the start of next week, meaning they can move up the rest of their starting pitchers to work on regular rest with Davies sidelined temporarily. Jhoulys Chacin will pitch in Davies' spot on Saturday against the Pirates, followed by Chase Anderson on Sunday.

Next week, Wade Miley and Junior Guerra will start Interleague games against the Indians at Miller Park. Davies will be eligible for reinstatement from the DL beginning May 10, when the Brewers begin a three-city road trip with a game against the Rockies in Denver.

"We are taking a cautious approach and having him skip a start," Brewers general manager David Stearns said of Davies. "With the off-days we have, it was a good opportunity to give him some time and keep our other starters on turn."

Davies is 2-3 with a 4.24 ERA in his first six starts of 2018. This is his first trip to the Major League DL.

Adam McCalvy has covered the Brewers for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @AdamMcCalvy and like him on Facebook.

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