The Blue Jays have signed right-hander Kyle Davies to a minor league deal, reports Jason Martinez of MLB Depth Charts. (Twitter link) Davies became a free agent yesterday after clearing release waivers from the Royals.
In 151 career games (144 of them starts) with the Royals and Braves, Davies has a 5.59 ERA. Davies, who turns 28 next month, had a 6.75 ERA in 13 starts for Kansas City this season, though his xFIP was over two runs lower (4.43). While he posted career highs in K/BB ratio (1.92) and K/9 (7.3), Davies couldn't keep men off base, allowing an ungainly 12.3 H/9.
Davies actually earned the fourth-highest salary of any Kansas City player this season, earning $3.2MM. He was in his final season of arbitration and is eligible for free agency next year.