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Yankees sign Ike Davis to major-league deal

The first baseman returns to New York, this time playing in the Bronx.

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The Yankees have agreed to a major-league deal with first baseman Ike Davis, according to Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports. Davis will join the team immediately.

Davis, 29, has spent the entire year with the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate at Round Rock and opted out of his deal Sunday. He will see significant playing time for the Yankees at first base, sharing time with Rob Refsnyder in place of the injured Mark Teixeira.

Davis hit .268/.350/.437 with four home runs in 39 games for Round Rock this season after signing a minor-league deal with Texas over the winter. He appeared in 74 games for the Athletics last season, hitting .229/.301/.350 with three homers.

Davis is most well-known for his stint with the Mets from 2010 to 2014, during which he hit .241/.334/.433 with 68 home runs. He has bounced around the league over the last few years, spending time with the Pirates and A’s before heading to the Rangers and Yankees this season.