The Athletics have struck a one-year, $6 million deal with outfielder Rajai Davis, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. The deal also includes up to $450k in available incentives.
Davis, who is entering his age-36 season, is the second veteran outfield addition of the offseason for Oakland, joining Matt Joyce. He will serve as a proven option for the A’s in both center and left field, joining Joyce, Khris Davis, Brett Eibner and Jake Smolinski as the club’s projected outfielders.
Davis, who hit the game-tying homer in Game 7 of the World Series for the Indians last October, hit .249/.306/.368 with 12 homers and 43 steals in 134 games for the AL Champions. He is a veteran of 11 major-league seasons with six different clubs, and is known for his average bat and excellent skills on the basepaths.
Davis spent the bulk of three seasons with the A’s from 2008 to 2010, hitting .287/.329/.392 with 116 steals in 369 games.