San Francisco Giants: 10 waiver wire trade candidates in August
Jun 13, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
#3. OF Rajai Davis
With the Detroit Tigers in a total sell mode after trading away LHP Davis Price and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, the next to go might be outfielder Rajai Davis. Davis is familiar with the Giants after being traded to San Francisco in 2007. This year, the fleet-footed Davis is hitting .262 with 8 triples and 18 stolen bases.
Davis has come up in previous discussions between Detroit and San Francisco, and GM Bobby Evans probably has Detroit GM Dave Dombrowski on speed dial after the bidding war for Price. One factor that the Giants have going for them is that the Tigers like what San Francisco has to offer.
Davis brings speed, defense, and flexibility to the outfield. Angel Pagan has looked hesitant in the outfield, and it may be because of his back injuries accumulating over the years. Whatever the reason, Davis might be a better option out in centerfield for Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
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