A's sign former Giants third baseman Davis to one-year contract

A's sign former Giants third baseman Davis to one-year contract originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

After a stint with the San Francisco Giants, third baseman J.D. Davis is heading to the other side of the Bay.

The Athletics officially signed Davis to a one-year contract, FanSided's Robert Murray first reported on Friday before the deal was made official Saturday morning.

Davis' agreement with Oakland is for one-year, $2.5 million, with $1 million in incentives, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Friday.

The 30-year-old will play third base for the A's, who are looking to rebound from a difficult 2023 campaign where the team finished with the worst record in baseball (50-112).

Davis is a seven-year MLB veteran who's spent time with the Houston Astros, New York Mets and most recently the Giants.

Once San Francisco signed former A's third baseman Matt Chapman, it opened the door for Davis' departure, with the veteran infielder being placed on waivers by the Giants last weekend before his official release on Monday.

That cleared a path for Oakland to bring in Davis, giving the A's offense an immediate boost as he comes off a season in which he hit 18 home runs and had drove in 69 RBIs for the Giants in 118 games.

Now Davis can provide a veteran presence for an A's roster loaded with talented, but young players eager to reverse the franchise's fortunes in recent seasons.