The Mariners acquired 27 year-old pitcher Jason Davis today from the Indians for a player to be named later. As I mentioned in a previous post, Davis is a healthy, cheap pitcher with good control and groundball tendencies. Unless something valuable was given up, this looks like a nice little move for Bill Bavasi.
I have to be honest, I was hoping to see Davis end up with an NL team short on starting pitching (I picked him up in my AL-only league based on this speculation). He wants to return to starting, but that would probably only work in the weaker league. For the Ms, Davis will settle into the bullpen and probably pitch around the sixth inning.
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