OF Rajai Davis and Tigers agree to 2-year deal
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:30:14 GMT —
Outfielder Rajai Davis and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $9-10 million.
The Tigers announced the deal Wednesday.
The 33-year-old Davis spent the last three seasons with Toronto and hit .260 this year with six homers, 24 RBIs and 45 steals in 331 at-bats. He made $2.5 million.
He gives the Tigers a speedy presence that the team has been lacking. The Tigers stole just 35 bases last season, fewest in the major leagues.
An eight-year major league veteran, Davis has 268 career stolen bases. He also has played for Pittsburgh (2006-07), San Francisco (2007-08) and Oakland (2008-10).
The right-handed swinging Davis would join an outfield with Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter. He could platoon with lefty Andy Dirks.