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Jays Trade for Rajai Davis

The Jays have traded for Rajai Davis from the Oakland A's. Davis turned 30 last month and has played mostly CF in his career. Maybe Wells will move to RF? Fangraphs has him at a -14.7 UZR/150 last year but a 12.1 on the positive side in 2009.

Here is the press release:


The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired OF RAJAI DAVIS from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for RHP TRYSTAN MAGNUSON and RHP DANIEL FARQUHAR.

DAVIS, 30, has been a member of the Oakland Athletics since the 2008 season, posting a .284 average with five home runs, 52 RBI and 50 stolen bases in 2010. The Norwich, Connecticut native recorded a career high .305 average in 2009 and has registered 91 stolen bases over the past two seasons. In 476 career games, the right-handed hitter has batted .281 with 12 home runs and 143 stolen bases for Pittsburgh (2006-07), San Francisco (2007-08) & Oakland (2008-10).

MAGNUSON, 25, posted a 3-0 record with a 2.58 ERA in 46 relief appearances for the Blue Jays AA affiliate in New Hampshire last season. Selected 56th overall in the 2007 draft, the right-hander is 8-10 with a 3.53 ERA over three minor league seasons.

FARQUHAR, 23, recorded a 4-3 record with 17 saves and a 3.52 ERA in his second season in New Hampshire (AA). The Pembroke Pines, Florida native was originally chosen by the Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 2008 draft and has posted an 8-9 record with 39 saves and a 2.62 ERA in his three minor league seasons.

In addition, RHP SHAWN HILL has cleared Unconditional Release Waivers and has become a free agent. These moves currently give the Blue Jays 33 players on the 40-man roster.

Tom Back: Davis' career numbers are here. 50 steals last year. He had a really good 2009, with a .305/.360/.423 line. Maybe there was an injury of some sort last year. We gave up two pretty good relief prospects to get him but then I'd give up 2 minor league relievers for any decent player, though I think it messes with our prospect list a bit.

Interesting move.

Let's put up a poll.