I never understood why he thought he couldn't "crush arms all the time" at age 31, 32. You can be flexible enough and well-conditioned and muscular at the same time. He can't really run anymore anyway, so just go be a huge powerful dude.
Improving flexibility is allegedly what Davis worked on in the prior offseason. Now he’s gone the other direction, but it sounds like he’s done some things to address his hip. From a January 2019 Trezza article:
Saw a Connolly tweet that said he hasn't heard anything and he assumes early shuffling.
Maybe they have a plan to build him up slowly due to prior injuries. But then again, they've run Hays out there without any hesitation.
In that article:
So it would make sense they want to limit his ST throwing.