LOS ANGELES — Veteran first baseman Ike Davis signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers that includes a non-roster invitation to big league camp in spring training.
Matt Eddy of Baseball America was the first to report the transaction.
ike davis gets $1.25M if in the majors and has an out in his deal. #dodgers— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 28, 2017
The addition of Davis gives the Dodgers 22 non-roster invitees to Camelback Ranch. Pitchers and catchers report to camp on Feb. 15, with position players reporting five days later. The club’s first full-squad workout is Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The Dodgers announced 21 other non-roster invitees on Thursday.
Davis, who turns 30 in March, hit .248/.337/.419 with nine home runs and 13 doubles between Round Rock (Rangers) and Scranton-Wilkes Barre (Yankees) in Triple-A in 2016. In limited time with the Yankees, the left-handed Davis was 3-for-14 (.214) with a walk in 15 major league games.
In parts of seven major league seasons with the Mets, Pirates, A’s and Yankees, Davis has hit .239/.332/.414, a 107 OPS+ and 108 wRC+, with 81 home runs in 667 games.