Davis aims for Brewers return on June 29

Davis aims for Brewers return on June 29

MILWAUKEE -- Doug Davis has a clean bill of health after an EKG scan earlier this week and is targeting June 29 to return to the Brewers' starting rotation.

Davis went on the disabled list last month with pericarditis, an acute inflammation of the lining around the heart. He was given clearance to increase his physical activity during a doctor's visit on Monday, then threw a bullpen session Tuesday and another Thursday morning, before the Brewers played the finale of their three-game series against the Cubs.

Assuming no setbacks, Davis said he would throw a simulated game on Tuesday in Anaheim. Then the plan calls for him to make rehab starts for Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, June 19, and Thursday, June 24. That would put him on track to rejoin the Brewers for their June 29 game against the Astros at Miller Park.

The entire plan, of course, is subject to change based on Davis' health. But at least a plan is in place.

"I feel great about it," Davis said.