Rajai Davis has agreed to a two-year free agent contract with the Detroit Tigers, an industry source told sportsnet.ca. The terms of the deal are not yet known. The right-handed hitting Davis will join an outfield that includes Andy Dirks, Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter after playing in Toronto for three years. Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that the outfielder adds a much-needed element of speed to a team’s roster. “To have him on your team and gets in the game and it changes because at the don’t stop him,” Gibbons said. “That’s a huge element. It’s a luxury that a lot of teams don’t have.” In 108 games with the 2013 Blue Jays, Davis hit .260 with a .312 on-base percentage and a .375 slugging percentage. He played all three outfield positions and stole 45 bases in 51 attempts. The five-foot-nine speedster has a career .294/.354/.425 batting line against left-handed pitching, though his numbers fall off against right-handers: .255/.297/.353. Detroit has already added Ian Kinsler and Joe Nathan while subtracting Prince Fielder and Doug Fister.
Rajai Davis agrees to two-year deal with Tigers
Sportsnet | Dec 10