All of the high-profile MLB free agents have been signed and most teams have their rosters set for 2022.
But that doesn’t mean that free agency is completely done.
The contract also contains a buyout.
Davies has had a solid career for the most part, posting a career ERA of 4.14.
He had a strong 2020, going 7-4 with a 2.73 ERA with the San Diego Padres after five seasons as a steady hand in the Milwaukee Brewers starting rotation.
However, he struggled mightily last season with the Chicago Cubs, compiling a 6-12 record and a dismal 5.78 ERA after joining the team in the trade that sent Yu Darvish back to San Diego.
Zach Davies gets 1-year MLB deal with buyout. Chance to make $4.5M https://t.co/2MSgYGv2Ex
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 22, 2022
Is This A Good Move?
This could potentially be a low risk, high reward move for Arizona.
They aren’t looking like a playoff contending team entering the 2022 season, but Davies has been a steady pitcher for most of his career.
So in reality, it’s a good move for the D’Backs.
But they’ll need him to return to his old self in 2022 after a down year in 2021.
But on paper, it’s a solid move for the D’Backs.
Davies is an Arizona native, so it’s sort of a homecoming for him.
He’ll look to rebound from his disastrous 2021 campaign this year and re-establish himself as a proven starter that can give a team innings when needed.
We’ll see if the move pans out for the D’Backs, or if he repeats his struggles from a year ago.