In his fifth pro season after signing out of the Dominican Republic in 2009, Morel will sit out 25 games for a “violation of the program,” according to a Major League Baseball press release. The 23-year-old posted a 3.76 ERA and 2-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 24 relief appearances this season, having spent 21 of those games at high Class A St. Lucie prior to receiving a recent demotion to low Class A Savannah.
Davis, who has not pitched this season and was placed on the 60-day disabled list on July 4, tested positive for a drug of abuse and will miss 50 games without pay. The 23-year-old began 2012 as a reliever for low Class A Augusta but worked his way into the rotation and finished the year at 6-8, 3.69. The Giants selected him in the 17th round of the 2011 draft out of Florida Atlantic.