According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs signed veteran southpaw Doug Davis to a minor league deal Tuesday morning. Davis will report to Fitch Park and work in extended spring training. The Cubs view Davis more as long term depth and not a quick fix for the big league rotation.
According to Ken Rosenthal, Doug Davis will earn a pro-rated salary of $900,000 if he pitches in the majors with a chance to earn close to $2 million in incentives.
Davis pitched in just eight games for the Brewers last season and posted a 1-4 record with a 7.51 ERA and a 1.98 WHIP. Davis made 34 starts for the Diamondbacks in 2009 and was 9-14 with a 4.12 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP.
Doug Davis is coming off elbow surgery and according to a report from ESPN Chicago was also diagnosed with a mild case of pericarditis, an inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart on May 15, 2010. Davis made just one appearance for the Brewers after May 10, 2010.