The deal is contingent on Davis passing a physical exam.
Davis joins Randy Wolf as the second lefty free agent to sign with Milwaukee this offseason. He pitched previously for the Brewers from 2004 through 2006, posting records of 12-12, 11-11 and 11-11 in his three seasons with Milwaukee.
Davis will make a base salary of $4.25 million in 2010. The contract includes a $1 million buyout and an additional $1 million in incentives based on starts and innings pitched.
The Brewers entered the offseason with the goal of improving their starting pitching and this deal helps them achieve that goal at a minimal risk:
- Is the Brewers rotation too left handed?
- walks too many hitters
- not great against left handed hitters
- Adds depth and consistency to the Brewers rotation
- Only a one year commitment
- Innings eater