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OF Rajai Davis And Tigers Agree To 2-Year Deal

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Rajai Davis #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays watches his two run double in the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 20, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 20: Rajai Davis #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays watches his two run double in the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 20, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (AP) — Outfielder Rajai Davis and the Detroit Tigers agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $10 million.

The Tigers announced the deal Wednesday.

The 33-year-old Davis spent the last three seasons with Toronto and hit .260 this year with six homers, 24 RBIs and 45 steals in 331 at-bats. He made $2.5 million this season. He will earn $5 million in each of the two years of this contract.

“Rajai’s style of play adds another dimension to the makeup of our ballclub,” Tigers general manager David Dombrowski said in a statement. “His speed, defense and bat provide us with more depth and versatility.”

He gives the Tigers a speedy presence that the team has been lacking. The Tigers stole just 35 bases last season, fewest in the major leagues.

An eight-year major league veteran, Davis has 268 career stolen bases. He also has played for Pittsburgh (2006-07), San Francisco (2007-08) and Oakland (2008-10).

The right-handed swinging Davis would join an outfield with Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter. He could platoon with lefty Andy Dirks.

To create room on the 40-man roster, the Tigers designated right-hander Luis Marte for assignment.

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