When you are as thin in the pitching dept. as the Sox are, you look for any type of depth you can find. The only spot I could get behind using Davis on the big club would be as a long reliever to eat innings in a blowout or injury situation.
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done." -George Carlin