Former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Rajai Davis, 35, has reached a one year, $5,25 million dollar contract agreement with the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.
Davis became a free agent at the end of the 2015 Major League Baseball season when his current contract with the Detroit Tigers expired.
Davis had offers to from the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers to play as their outfielder eight days ago according to a report by Paul Hoynes.
The Indians needed the services of Davis to play in center field since Michael Brantley had surgery to his right shoulder that will keep him out of the lineup until the month of May at the earliest.
Davis will be a welcome addition to the Indians baseball team since he will provide veteran leadership to the younger players on the team during the 2o16 Major League Baseball season.
Davis has played in the Major League Baseball level with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2007-2008, San Francisco Giants from 2008-2010, Toronto Blue Jays from 2011-2013 and the Detroit Tigers from 2014-2015 as an outfielder.
Davis will have a chance to play center field for the Indians at the start of the 2016 Major League Baseball season until Brantley is able to come back to the team either in May or June.
Davis will become a free agent at the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. He can enter the free agent market if the Indians do not offer him a new contract.
The Indians finished in third place in the American League Central Division standings 13.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals.
To make room for Davis on the Indians 40 man roster, the Indians designated for assignment their first baseman Chris Johnson.
Johnson will be searching for employment with another team in the Major Leagues that will be needing his services as a first baseman before the start of the 2016 baseball season.
The Tigers will be searching to replace Davis on their roster via the free agent market before the start of the 2016 Major League Baseball season.