The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a deal with the Oakland Athletics to acquire veteran outfielder Rajai Davis, per Evan Drellich of CSN New England.
The addition of Rajai Davis will help the Red Sox in the long haul. Boston's starting center fielder, Jackie Bradley Jr., hit the disabled list earlier today. Davis will help fill Bradley Jr's absence. Davis is a valuable asset because he can play all three outfield positions and he is one of the best on the bases.
At 36-years-old, Davis still plays like he is 24 years old. Last season, he led the American League in stolen bases (43). Also, he helped contribute to the Cleveland Indians' magical postseason run. He also hit a game tying home run off of Chicago Cubs' closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth in Game 7 of the World Series.
This season with Oakland, Davis is batting .233 with 5 HRs and 18 RBIs. He is fourth amongst American League players for stolen bases, which he owns 26 of this season.