Blue Jays exercise option on Oliver, re-sign Davis
The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised their $3 million option on
left-hander Darren Oliver and have signed outfielder Rajai Davis to
a one-year, $2.5 million contract after declining the option on his
previous two-year deal.
Davis hit .257 with 24 doubles, eight home runs, 43 RBIs and 46
stolen bases last year. The Blue Jays held a $3 million option for
2013 with a $500,000 buyout.
The 42-year-old Oliver was a steady presence in the
injury-riddled Blue Jays’ staff. He was 3-4 with two saves and a
2.06 ERA in 62 games for Toronto.
Also, Toronto reinstated from the 60-day disabled list
right-handers Kyle Drabek, Drew Hutchison, Sergio Santos and Dustin
McGowan, and left-handers J.A. Happ and Luis Perez. To make room on
the 40-man roster, outfielder Scott Cousins and right-hander David
Herndon were designated for assignment.