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Cubs add veteran lefty Davis

Posted on: April 12, 2011 3:26 pm
 

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Doug DavisWith Andrew Cashner and Randy Wells placed on the disabled list, the Cubs search for pitching led them to veteran lefty Doug Davis.

Davis, 35, signed a minor-league contract that could be worth more than $1.7 million in salary and bonuses, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick tweets. Davis has been sent to extended spring training in Arizona.

Davis has a career 91-101 record with a 4.38 ERA in 12 seasons with the Rangers, Blue Jays, Brewers and Diamondbacks. Davis was 1-4 with a 7.51 ERA in eight starts for Milwaukee last season. He hasn't pitched since July 9 of last year because of a virus in the lining of his heart and also had surgery to repair a flexor-tendon tear.

Last week the Cubs signed 38-year-old right-hander Ramon Ortiz to a minor-league deal.

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Comments

Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 8:46 pm
 

Cubs add veteran lefty Davis

I do not understand what you do not understand about him signing a minor league contract?  He gets paid $65,000 as a minor leaguer, and then whatever bonuses when he starts getting paid his $400,000 rate when he makes it back to the MLB.

1.7 million is the max salary to his contract, but he still has to start as a minor leaguer with the 50k.



Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: April 12, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Cubs add veteran lefty Davis

If this guy makes the ballclub he gets paid the salary, if not hes play for a minor league contract, correct. If thats the case and he is getting paid over $1 Million just to sign, Jim Hendry may be a bigger idiot than I originally gave him credit for!



Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Cubs add veteran lefty Davis

Definately not the answer. Would rather take my chances with Samardja.
Davis isn't that bad!

Oh, wait. He is.
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Since: Jan 25, 2009
Posted on: April 12, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Cubs add veteran lefty Davis

What, Livan Hernandez wasnt available?



Since: May 11, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Cubs add veteran lefty Davis

Please refer to Davis by his stage name: White Carlos Silva.



That is hilarious! (still laughing)!!!!



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Cubs add veteran lefty Davis

Greg Maddux?



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2011 3:41 pm
 

Cubs add veteran lefty Davis

Please refer to Davis by his stage name: White Carlos Silva.



Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: April 12, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Cubs add veteran lefty Davis

Definately not the answer. Would rather take my chances with Samardja.


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