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Source: Rajai Davis signs with Athletics on 1-year deal

From a World Series hero to a piece of a rebuilding puzzle, Rajai Davis will have quite the change of scenery in 2017. The speedy outfielder has reportedly reached an agreement with the Oakland Athletics on a one-year deal worth $6-million dollars, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

It was only one year, but Rajai Davis certainly cemented his name in the history books of the Cleveland Indians organization.

Not only did he steal a league-leading 43 bases, but the former Tribe outfielder launched a game-tying three-run homer off Aroldis Chapman to even the score in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.

As Davis circled the bases in jubilation behind a roaring Progressive Field crowd, he pointed to the sky in what was an iconic moment and eventually MLB's Esurance Best Postseason Moment of 2016.

Davis made his way back to the news feed on Tuesday evening and reportedly signed a one-year deal worth $6-million dollars with the Oakland Athletics, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

The well-deserved contract comes as a result of Davis' rejuvenated 2016 campaign in which he stole 25 more bases than the previous season with the Detroit Tigers (18 stolen bases).

Additionally, the 36-year-old veteran notched a career-high 12 home runs and played an integral platoon role atop manager Terry Francona's lineup.

Prior to the Indians, Davis served a three-year tenure with the Athletics from 2008-2010.

John Alfes has covered the Indians for IBI since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long.


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