Davis returns to Brewers on one-year contractWisconsin Sports
- Doug Davis is coming back to Milwaukee. The former Brewers’ starter agreed yesterday to a one-year contract worth four-and-a-quarter million dollars.
MILWAUKEE - Doug Davis is coming back to Milwaukee. The former Brewers’ starter agreed yesterday to a one-year contract worth four-and-a-quarter million dollars.
There’s also a mutual option for 2011 that would pay Davis six-and-a-half million if he stays, and one-million if the team declines it. The Brewers did not immediately announce the acquisition, because the 34-year-old Davis must still pass a physical tomorrow.
The left-hander spent three-and-a-half seasons in Milwaukee before he was traded to Arizona at the end of 2006. He went 9-and-14 for the Diamondbacks last season with a four-point-one-two ERA in 34 starts.
General Manager Doug Melvin tried twice last summer to get Davis back. The GM recently said he likes the pitcher’s durability. Davis is the only Major Leaguer to have 34 starts and at least 200 innings in four-of-his-last-six seasons. He recovered from thyroid cancer in 2008.