Wade Davis has reportedly signed a deal with the Rockies.
Traded by the Royals to the Cubs last December for Jorge Soler, Davis responded by going 4-2 with a 2.30 ERA while picking up 32 saves - a career high.
Davis will be paid $52 million over the duration of the three years, which comes with a $14 million vesting option for 2021 if Davis finishes 30 games in 2020. He has been an All-Star each of the past three seasons - twice in Kansas City and previous year with the Cubs.
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The Rockies have been active this winter upgrading their bullpen.
With the addition of Davis, the Rockies will have spent $106 million on the three relievers. Keep in mind GM Jeff Bridich already signed right-hander Bryan Shaw to a three-year, $27m contract, and southpaw Jake McGee signed a deal for the same length and money, plus a $9m option.
The Cubs acquired Davis through trade from the Royals last offseason, adding him to replace Aroldis Chapman, who had signed with the Yankees. McGee and Shaw will now team up with pitchers like Chris Rusin and Mike Dunn to give the Rockies a formidable group of setup men pitching in front of Davis.
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Wade Davis (71) pitches in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals during game five of the 2017 NLDS playoff baseball series at Nationals Park. Instead, they've ended up with Davis as the back of their bullpen.