• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • Golf

Tigers agree to two-year deal with Rajai Davis

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Rajai Davis will add speed to a station-to-station Tigers' lineup.
Rajai Davis will add speed to a station-to-station Tigers' lineup. (USATSI)

MORE: FA tracker: position players | FA tracker: pitchers | Winter Meetings updates

The Tigers and free agent outfielder Rajai Davis have agreed to a two-year contract. CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that the deal will pay Davis a total of $10 million.

Davis, 33, hit .260/.312/.375 (88 OPS+) while going 45-for-51 in stolen base attempts in 108 games for the Blue Jays in 2013. Over the last three seasons with Toronto, he's hit .252/.299/.369 (81 OPS+) with 125 steals in 155 attempts.

Detroit is likely to platoon the right-handed hitting Davis with the left-handed hitting Andy Dirks in left field. Davis hit .319/.383/.474 (132 OPS+) against lefties in 2013 while Dirks is a career .278/.333/.418 (101 OPS+) hitter against righties. Rajai also gives the team a speed element they simply have not had in recent years.

The signing likely takes the Tigers out of the running for free agent Shin-Soo Choo, who is being chased by the Rangers, Diamondbacks and other teams at the moment.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

August 4, 2015
Big week for the Cubs (1:55)
August 3, 2015
This Week in (Dumb) Baseball: 08/03
(2:09)
August 3, 2015
Home run ball hits moving car
(0:58)
August 3, 2015
Mets defeat Nationals 5-2
(2:45)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Charcoal Denver Broncos Training Camp Performance T-Shirt

NFL Training Camp Gear
Get your favorite team
Shop Now