NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Indians are in active discussions with free-agent outfielder Rajai Davis about a 1-year contract, according to a report from Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The deal would likely include an option as well.
Cleveland has been known to be looking for outfield depth on the free-agent market all winter, being linked most frequently in recent weeks to Shane Victorino. Davis would provide depth behind Lonnie Chisenhall, Abraham Almonte and Michael Brantley, who is slated to miss significant time due to injury.
The market for Davis has been relatively quiet all offseason, though some believed that the Red Sox would show significant interest before they signed Chris Young to a 2-year deal. Davis hit a solid .258/.306/.440 with eight homers and 18 steals for Detroit last season and is a veteran of ten major-league seasons with the Pirates (2006-07), Giants (2007-08), Athletics (2008-10), Blue Jays (2011-13) and Tigers (2014-15)