Outfielder Rajai Davis is 34-years old and in the first year of a contract that pays him $5 million a season through 2016. He offers the element of speed and capable defense that contenders prize during a stretch run.
There were multiple teams interested in Davis prior to the July 31 deadline. The Mets and Cardinals were the most prominent of those looking to add him to their clubhouses. Davis himself caused quite a stir when, a few days before the deadline, he followed a bunch of Cardinals players and media accounts on Twitter.
Don’t be surprised if the Cardinals and Mets, among other contenders, still have Davis in their crosshairs throughout August.