Full name is Austin Richard Davis...He and his wife had their first child in September 2021...Graduated in 2011 from Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, AZ...Pitched two seasons (2012, 2014) at California State University, Bakersfield...Became the first player from the Roadrunners’ baseball program to reach the majors...While in the Phillies farm system, he worked with the late Hall of Famer Roy Halladay, who he credits as having a big impact on his career.
Pitched for the Pirates (10 G) and Red Sox (19 G), going 1-2 with a 5.13 ERA (15 ER/26.1 IP)...Missed the first two months of the season on the injured list...His 29 ML outings were his most since appearing 32 times in his 2018 rookie campaign...21 of his 29 outings were scoreless, including 12 of his final 14...Allowed a season-high four ER in 0.1 IP with PIT on 7/20 at ARI, but posted a 3.81 ERA (11 ER/26.0 IP) in his other 28 ML outings...Recorded a career-best .235 opponent AVG (24-for.102)...Held LHH to a .149 AVG/.604 OPS (1 HR) and RHH to a .309 AVG/.876 OPS (3 HR)...Struck out 17 batters in 16.2 IP with the Red Sox. Also made 13 appearances between Low-A Bradenton and Triple-A Indianapolis, posting a 2.65 ERA (5 ER/17.0 IP), 0.82 WHIP, and .148 opponent AVG...Placed on the 60-Day IL on 2/24 (left elbow sprain)...Appeared in seven rehab games between Low-A Bradenton & Triple-A Indianapolis from 5/9-6/3...Reinstated from the IL on 6/6 and pitched that day vs. MIA, throwing a perfect 7th inning...Acquired by the Red Sox on 7/30 and made his BOS debut on 7/31 at TB...Beginning 8/14, posted a 3.75 ERA in 14 outings with a 1.17 WHIP and .209 opponent AVG (5 ER/12.0 IP, 9-for.43), including a .136 AVG vs. LHH (3-for-22)...Posted 6 straight scoreless appearances from 8/14-28 (7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 7 SO)...On 8/25 vs. MIN, retired all eight batters faced with 3 SO over 2.2 IP...Was on the Paternity Leave List from 9/10-12.
POSTSEASON: Made the Red Sox rosters for the AL Wild Card Game and ALDS...Made his Postseason debut with a scoreless appearance in ALDS Game 3 vs. TB...Recorded the last out of the seventh inning to hold a 4-2 lead (0.1 IP, BB).
Limited opposing batters to one hit in 11 at bats in his five games with the Pirates...Stranded all eight of his inherited runners while pitching with the Bucs; left the bases loaded twice...Began season with Philadelphia, where he was scored upon in three of his four relief appearances (3.0ip/7er)...Was acquired from the Phillies on 8/26 in exchange for a player to be named (RHP Joel Cesar on 9/21)...Was recalled to active roster on 9/11; made his Pirates debut on 9/12 and retired all three Kansas City batters he faced in the sixth inning... Entered game on 9/13 at Kansa City with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning; threw one pitch to retire the lone batter he faced...Entered game on 9/14 at Cincinnati (game 2) with bases loaded and no outs and stranded all three runners (strikeout and a GIDP)...Was charged with his only run while pitching with the Pirates on 9/21 vs. Chicago (NL).
Spent majority of the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA), but had seven stints with PHI: 4/20-22, 5/11, 5/13-17, 6/3-12, 7/4-5, 7/16-18, 8/24-end of season...Selected as an International League midseason All-Star, his first professional All-Star selection...In April and May with Lehigh Valley, allowed only two runs in 23.1 IP (0.77 ERA) over 15 appearances...Pitched 2.0 or more innings in 5 of his 14 ML appearances and his 3.0 IP on 5/14 vs MIL were a career high.
Began season with Lehigh Valley (AAA) and was shuttled between there and Reading (AA) in April and May...Had his contract selected from Lehigh Valley on 6/18...Made his ML debut on 6/20 vs STL and recorded his first career strikeout... Posted a 2.60 ERA (5 ER, 17.1 IP) in his first 14 career appearances, 6/20-7/24, striking out 24... Pitched three straight days and four straight game days, 7/20-24 (no game on 7/21), throwing 6.0 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts in those four games...Posted a 2.49 ERA (6 ER, 21.2 IP) in the 13 appearances in which he pitched more than 1.0 inning...Was on the 10-day DL, 8/16-31, with low back tightness; included a rehab assignment to Lehigh Valley, 8/27-31...Minors totals: 1-2, 2.82 ERA (12 ER, 38.1 IP), 30 H, 10 BB, 50 SO, 1.04 WHIP in 28 games