12:55pm: Davis will earn a $900K pro-rated salary in the Majors, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, with the chance to earn close to $2MM with incentives.
12:21pm: The Cubs have signed Davis, tweets Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. The lefty will head to extended Spring Training. Wittenmyer suggests the signing was done to provide "longer-term depth."
10:39am: The Cubs are close to signing free agent lefty Doug Davis to a minor league deal, MLBTR has learned. The contract will include some kind of opt-out. The team is in need of rotation depth given the recent injuries to Randy Wells and Andrew Cashner. They added Ramon Ortiz on a minor league deal a few days ago.
Davis, 35, made only eight starts with the Brewers last year due to a heart condition and eventual surgery to fix a small tear in the flexor tendon of his elbow. At his best, Davis can eat up innings and work around the many baserunners he allows.