Rajai Davis is close to signing a two-year deal with the Tigers, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. A report from Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith yesterday pegged the Tigers as the frontrunners for Davis, and Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN added that the Twins are also in the mix. Morosi tweets that the Tigers are less likely to sign Shin-Soo Choo if they ink Davis.
Davis, 33, hasn't played in an everyday role for the Blue Jays over the last three seasons, but has seen enough action to rack up nearly 1,200 plate appearances, recording a .252/.299/.369 slash line. The speedster has also added 125 stolen bases over that period.
Since the Jays' season ended, reports on Davis have suggested that he'll likely leave Toronto and that he'll be seeking a starting role. An everyday job seems unlikely given Davis' struggles against right-handed pitching, but he'd make a solid fourth outfielder, a role which should give him the opportunity to earn plenty of at-bats, if his last few years in Toronto have been any indication.