Aug 15, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder Rajai Davis (11) slides into second base as the ball gets past Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) in the eighth inning at the Rogers Centre. Toronto defeated Boston 2-1. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Free Agency: Reports Say Detroit Tigers Will Sign OF Rajai Davis


Reports are now circulating on twitter via Jon Morosi that the Detroit Tigers and Rajai Davis have agreed to a two-year deal worth about $10 millions dollars.

Rajai Davis is a versatile outfielder who can play all three outfield postions.  It can be assumed that we is being brought in to play left field probably in a platoon with Andy Dirks.

The primary reason for the Tigers acquiring Davis is speed.  Davis stole 45 bases last season in 108 games with the Blue Jays.  He also has a little pop in his bat adding 6 Home Runs, 16 doubles and 2 triples while hitting .260.

Davis provides a huge weapon for the Tigers off the bench and will be the best Tigers base stealer since Gary Pettis.

Dave Dombrowski said during a press conference announcing the signing of Joe Nathan that they wouldn’t be involved in any other free agent signings. however Rajai Davis would not be considered a major free agent.

Just yesterday he was featured in a discussion on MLB Network of “under the radar” outfield free agents that could help a team.  MLB expert Ken Rosenthal said that Davis would be a great platoon player good for about 120 games a season.

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