Rays, Davis agree to four-year deal
Tampa Bay pitcher Wade Davis has agreed to a $12.6 million, four-year contract with the AL East champions that could be worth up to $35.1 million.
The deal was announced Thursday on the eve of the Rays’ season opener against the Baltimore Orioles.
The 25-year-old went 12-10 with a 4.07 ERA as a rookie last year. The first four years of the contract are guaranteed, ensuring Davis will earn at least $12.6 million.
The club holds options for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons. The deal covers the right-hander’s final arbitration year and first two years of free agency.
Davis is scheduled to make his first start of the season against the Orioles on Sunday.