Wolfson: Twins are in on free-agent outfielder Rajai Davis
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UPDATE (9:28 A.M., 12/10): Multiple outlets are reporting that Rajai Davis has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Tigers.
Rajai Davis has agreed to a two-year deal with Tigers worth around $9 or $10 million total, source says. @FOXSports1— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 10, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- Recently, a Twins official suggested on background that they can upgrade offensively at designated hitter, shortstop, third base, left field, and center field.
On the two latter positions, count the Twins as in on free-agent outfielder Rajai Davis, according to a league source. The Twins are said to be willing to go multiple years.
Davis, 33, has been a part-time outfielder for Toronto the past three years, yet still had 1,205 plate appearances and 125 stolen bases. In 2013, he had 45 steals and was only caught six times.
The Twins could play Davis in left field and use Josh Willingham as a designated hitter with some combination of Alex Presley, Ryan Doumit, Oswaldo Arcia, and Aaron Hicks in center field and right field.
Davis made $2.5 million in 2013.
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette told MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko that Duquette expects the outfielder to sign somewhere in the next day or two.
Duquette said he anticipates that Rajai Davis will sign in the next day or 2. Wouldn't bite when asked about #orioles interest— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) December 9, 2013