Indians bring back a familiar face in Rajai Davis


Rajai Davis hit one of the biggest home runs in Cleveland Indians franchise history in the 2016 World Series versus the Cubs. Now after a season away from Cleveland the Indians are bringing him back on a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.

The 37 year old hit .235 with 29 stolen bases in 117 games with Oakland and Boston in 2017. He was traded to the Red Sox mid season after signing with the Athletics in the off season.

Davis will always be remembered for the game tying two run home run with two outs in the 8th inning off of Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman in game seven of the 2016 World Series.

Davis hit .249 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI’s in 2016 with Cleveland. He also led the American League with 43 stolen bases serving as a catalyst for the Indians offense.

“I knew I was going to go somewhere. I’m just glad it was here,” Davis said.  “I’m just glad that it worked out where I was able to come back here, and have the opportunity that they’re giving me.”

Davis will compete for a backup outfield spot with Melvin Upton Jr. who is also in camp on a minor league contract. If Davis makes the opening day roster he can make up to $3.5 million dollars with incentives in 2018.

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