Any interest? Would the Braves part with him?
-- Hopeful that Lance Cormier won't have to miss a start, the Braves optioned Kyle Davies to Triple-A Richmond on Friday night.
Davies lost out to Mark Redman and Cormier for the final two spots in the rotation behind John Smoltz, Tim Hudson and Chuck James.
"I did all I could," Davies said. "It's not the end of the world to have to start down there. I'll be back. I know I can pitch up here."
The right-hander was 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in five Grapefruit League starts, but he walked nine in 19 innings.
The Braves want Davies to be more consistent, and they hope an altered windup will help his control. Instead of going over his head with his hands, he now is stopping below his chin.
"It helps me keep the ball down," the 23-year-old said. "It feels comfortable. It's the way I did it before they had me change, my second year in the Minors."
Davies was 7-6 after being called up from Richmond in 2005. However, he suffered a torn groin last May and finished 3-7.