Davis optioned to Triple-A Nashville

Davis optioned to Triple-A Nashville

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers' Spring Training MVP was sent back to the Minor Leagues on Wednesday to brush off the cobwebs.

Outfielder Khris Davis won an Opening Day roster spot by belting six Cactus League homers but was limited to 16 at-bats in the Brewers' first 26 regular season games, so they optioned him to Triple-A Nashville to resume playing every day.

"It's bittersweet, but they make the moves," said Davis, who hit .188 in his brief big league debut. "They explained the situation, and the role I was in is tough. I see why. I haven't faced a lot of these cats, and when vets get this job, it's a little easier because they have been around. You put a lot of pressure on yourself. It's hard to just take it for what it is."

The Brewers still envision a bright future for Davis, who is the 15th ranked Brewers prospect. He is expected to join the Nashville Sounds on Friday in Round Rock, Tex.

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