Davis Inks Free Agent Deal With Blue Jays
Posted In: News | June 7, 2014
LAKELAND, Fla.- Shortly after the conclusion of the 2014 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft, Southeastern junior outfielder Austin Davis was offered and accepted a free agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania native hit .247 for the Fire, appearing in 43 games last season. He also had five doubles and a triple.
“I’m blessed to have been given the chance to play professionally, and I am looking forward to starting my career,” said Davis.
Davis was drafted by the Blue Jays after his senior year at Central Columbia High School in the 47th round of the 2011 Draft before coming to Southeastern. His father, Doug Davis, is the Minor League Field Coordinator for the Blue Jays.
“We’re excited for Austin to see what he can do at the next level,” said coach Jason Beck. “He comes from a baseball family, and can play many different positions.”
This is the second consecutive season the Fire have had a free agent sign with the Blue Jays. Closer Phil Kish was signed by Toronto after the 2013 Draft, and is currently with Class A Lansing.