Rajai Davis Traded from Athletics to Red Sox for Prospect Rafael Rincones

Rajai Davis Traded from Athletics to Red Sox for Prospect Rafael Rincones

Rajai Davis Traded from Athletics to Red Sox for Prospect Rafael Rincones

Evan Drellich of CSNNE reports that the Red Sox are trading for Rajai Davis.

The Red Sox officially announced the deal sending minor league outfielder Rafael Rincones to Oakland in exchange for Davis after the A's lost 8-7 to the Orioles.

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As for Davis, the 36-year-old hasn't done much with his bat in 2017, entering Wednesday with a.233 batting average and 17 doubles in 300 at-bats. And in a corresponding move, Boston designated Steve Selsky for assignment. He has played all three outfield spots for the A's this season, and he remains a threat on the bases with 26 stolen bases in 32 attempts.

While his numbers this year haven't been very impressive, Davis offers an element of speed that not many available players have. With Jackie Bradley Jr. going on the 10-day disabled list earlier today due to a sprained left thumb, the Red Sox thought it would be best to add some depth for insurance as they continue their push for the postseason.

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When Davis suits up with the Red Sox, it will be the seventh different organization he has appeared with over the course of his 12-year major league career.

Coming into play Wednesday, the Red Sox sit at 72-53, 4.5 games ahead of the Yankees in the American League East. He led the American League with 43 steals past year for Cleveland, and also hit a big home run in Game 7 of the World Series off Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman.

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