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Royals place closer Wade Davis on the DL as their injury woes continue

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 1: Wade Davis #17 of the Kansas City Royals throws against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium on June 1, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Wade Davis,KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 1: Wade Davis #17 of the Kansas City Royals throws against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium on June 1, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 1: Wade Davis #17 of the Kansas City Royals throws against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium on June 1, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Wade Davis,KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 1: Wade Davis #17 of the Kansas City Royals throws against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium on June 1, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

The bumps and bruises just keep coming for the Kansas City Royals.

On Tuesday, the defending World Series champions placed closer Wade Davis on the 15-day disabled list because of a forearm strain.

RHP Wade Davis has been placed on 15-day D.L. (retro to July 1) with a right forearm strain. RHP @BrooksPounders selected. #Royals

— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 5, 2016

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Davis, 30, has a 1.23 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, 19 saves and 28 strikeouts in 30 appearances (29 1/3 innings) this season.

The Royals, who lost third baseman Mike Moustakas for the season with a torn ACL in late May, recently welcomed back left fielder Alex Gordon from a month-long absence because of a broken wrist. In addition, center field Lorenzo Cain is on the DL with a hamstring injury and right-hander Yordano Ventura sprained an ankle in his most recent start.

The two-time defending AL champions are 43-39 and seven games behind the first-place Cleveland Indians in the AL Central.