Davis, who blasted a game-tying homer in the eighth inning of Game 7 of the World Series last fall while with the Indians, is eager to return to the postseason.
The trade was completed during the game, but couldn’t be announced with Oakland in extra innings, and the A’s couldn’t use Davis as a pinch-runner as a result.
“He had to deal with some tough circumstances, not playing every day, was very supporting of the younger players, a mentor to all these guys.”
Boston needed another outfielder with Jackie Bradley Jr. out after spraining a thumb ligament.
And next year, every team gets four additional days off, with the season starting earlier.
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