DUNEDIN, Fla. – Rookie Davis says he doesn’t get butterflies before starts.
The rookie right-hander was quite calm Friday when he made his Pirates’ spring debut by pitching two scoreless innings. A Pirates split-squad wound up tying a Blue Jays split-squad 1-1 in an exhibition game called after nine innings at Dunedin Stadium.
The 25-year-old was signed to a minor-league contract Feb. 18, a week after spring training opened. However, Davis made up for lost time against the Blue Jays, not allowing a hit while striking out three and walking one.