Cubs cut Bay Area native Davis after loss to Giants

Cubs cut Bay Area native Davis after loss to Giants
June 29, 2011, 10:05 pm
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CHICAGO (APCSN) -- The Cubs have released veteran pitcher Doug Davis and activated rookie second baseman Darwin Barney from the 15-day disabled list.

Davis, a graduate of Walnut Creek's Northgate High, pitched at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill and City College of San Francisco before being drafted by the Rangers in 1996.

The Cubs made the moves on Wednesday, one day after Davis was charged with 10 runs in 4 1-3 innings against the Giants. The left-hander signed a minor league contract with Chicago in April and went 1-7 with a 6.50 ERA in nine starts with the Cubs.

Barney sprained his left knee June 13 against the Milwaukee Brewers. He entered Wednesday night's game against the Giants with a .294 batting average, a homer and 25 RBIs.