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Angels Miss Out on Top Remaining Free Agent, Who Agrees to Sign With AL West Rival

They'll be seeing a good amount of him this year.
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The Los Angeles Angels have missed out on another free agent who could have fit nicely on their roster.

On Friday, infielder J.D. Davis agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Oakland Athletics, per Robert Murray of FanSided.

Davis was released by the San Francisco Giants after they signed Matt Chapman, and would have made a lot of sense for the Angels.

Davis, 30, slashed .248/.325/.413 with 18 home runs and 69 RBIs last year.

He mainly played third base in 2023, but can also play first base and left field.

Davis would have been a solid depth option for the Angels, who don't have great bench options especially with the recent injury to Michael Stefanic.

Davis would have been a solid option to spell Anthony Rendon at third base, as the Angels hope to get a fuller season out of him.

Instead, Davis will head to Oakland, though, who will likely use him in an everyday role. If the team isn't competing by the trade deadline, he could be a candidate to be moved before August.