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Athletics agree to 1-year deal with Davis

The Oakland Athletics are bringing back a familiar face.

The team has reunited with outfielder Rajai Davis – who spent three seasons with Oakland from 2008-10 – agreeing to terms on a one-year deal.

Although the team did not release financial details, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the contract is worth $ 6 million.

The deal also includes $ 450,000 in performance bonuses, multiple sources told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

The 36-year-old was not extended a qualifying offer by the Cleveland Indians and was granted free agency. He is coming off a productive season with the Tribe after leading the American League in stolen bases with 43. He hit a career high 12 home runs last season and is most known for his clutch game-trying, two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs in Game 7 of the World Series.

The Athletics will likely utilize Davis in all three outfield positions and as a base stealing threat. During his tenure with the Athletics, Davis swiped 116 bags and the veteran speedster is currently fifth among active players for stolen bases with 365.

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