The Toronto Blue Jays have “legit interest” in free agent first baseman Chris Davis, but it’s unknown if the sides are talking about a deal, according to a league source.
Toronto has had a lot of discussions about Davis and adding a left-handed bat.
Davis’ market to date has been relatively quiet, it seems, as he has only been connected to the St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles.
Davis, 29, has been one of the games elite power hitters of late, hitting at least 47 home runs in two of the last three seasons.
He has hit a total of 159 home runs the last four years, which is almost 40 per year.
One issue with Davis, as written here before, is that he strikes out quite a bit. Last season, he stuck out a career high 208 times and since 2012, he has struck out at least 169 times per year.
On that note, adding Davis would be a huge move for the Blue Jays since it would help bolster their already strong lineup, as well as weaken the division rival Baltimore Orioles.
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