Thursday, August 24, 2017

Red Sox Acquire OF Speedster Rajai Davis From Oakland

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During last night's victory over The Tribe, the Red Sox announced that they had acquired OF Rajai Davis from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league OF Rafael Rincones. The 36-year-old Davis currently has 26 stolen bases on the year—making him the immediate leader in that category on the Red Sox. You may remember his Game 7 heroics in last year's World Series—when he tied the score at 6-6 with a late-inning, two-out, two-run HR off Aroldis Chapman. It's hoped that Davis will be able to join the team in time for tonight's contest at Progressive Field. Look for Davis to help fill-in for the injured Jackie Bradley, Jr. and also provide a "Dave Roberts-like" speed option off the bench for manager John Farrell.