BLUE JAYS ACQUIRE DAVIS

By on November 18, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE courtesy of the TORONTO BLUE JAYS

TORONTO, ONTARIO

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have acquired OF RAJAI DAVIS from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for RHP TRYSTAN MAGNUSON and RHP DANIEL FARQUHAR.

        DAVIS, 30, has been a member of the Oakland Athletics since the 2008 season, posting a .284 average with five home runs, 52 RBI and 50 stolen bases in 2010. The Norwich, Connecticut native recorded a career high .305 average in 2009 and has registered 91 stolen bases over the past two seasons. In 476 career games, the right-handed hitter has batted .281 with 12 home runs and 143 stolen bases for Pittsburgh (2006-07), San Francisco (2007-08) & Oakland (2008-10).

        MAGNUSON, 25, posted a 3-0 record with a 2.58 ERA in 46 relief appearances for the Blue Jays AA affiliate in New Hampshire last season. Selected 56th overall in the 2007 draft, the right-hander is 8-10 with a 3.53 ERA over three minor league seasons.

        FARQUHAR, 23, recorded a 4-3 record with 17 saves and a 3.52 ERA in his second season in New Hampshire (AA). The Pembroke Pines, Florida native was originally chosen by the Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 2008 draft and has posted an 8-9 record with 39 saves and a 2.62 ERA in his three minor league seasons.

        In addition, RHP SHAWN HILL has cleared Unconditional Release Waivers and has become a free agent. These moves currently give the Blue Jays 33 players on the 40-man roster.

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