Davis to Blue Jays for two Minor Leaguers
The A’s are on the move yet again, and this time a fan favorite is headed to Toronto. Rajai Davis was just traded to the Blue Jays in exchange for right-handed pitchers Trystan Magnuson and Daniel Farquhar.
Davis posted a .284 average with five home runs, 52 RBIs and a career-high 50 stolen bases for Oakland this season. He provided the A’s with much speed at the top of the lineup during his two-year stint with Oakland but never appeared to have a defined role with the club, despite staying healthy. Much of his playing time this year came as a result of injuries to Coco Crisp, Ryan Sweeney, Conor Jackson and Travis Buck, and this move further identifies a crowded outfield in Oakland, which acquired David DeJesus from the Royals last week.
Magnuson, 25, posted a 3-0 record with a 2.58 ERA in 46 relief appearances for the Blue Jays’ Double-A affiliate this season. A product of the 2007 Draft, he is 8-10 with a 3.53 ERA over three Minor League seasons.
Farquhar, meanwhile, recorded a 4-3 record with a 3.52 ERA and 17 saves alongside Magnuson in Double-A. The 25-year-old hurler was originally chosen by Toronto in the 10th round of the 2008 Draft and has posted a 8-9 record and 2.62 ERA with 39 saves in three professional seasons.