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**New York Yankees Acquire Infielder J.D. Davis**

The New York Yankees announced today the acquisition of infielder J.D. Davis and cash considerations from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for infielder Jordan Groshans.

Davis, 31, has played 39 games for Oakland this season, batting .236 (29-for-123) with 12 runs, 4 doubles, 4 home runs, 5 RBIs, 9 walks, and 3 hit-by-pitches. He has played 24 games at first base (17 starts) and 14 games at third base (11 starts). Davis initially signed with the San Francisco Giants on February 7, 2024, but was released on March 11 and subsequently signed by Oakland on March 16. He was designated for assignment on June 18.

In his eight Major League seasons with the Houston Astros (2017-18), New York Mets (2019-22), San Francisco Giants (2022-23), and Oakland Athletics (2024), Davis has a career batting average of .259 (483-for-1,865) with 245 runs, 92 doubles, 3 triples, 72 home runs, 220 RBIs, 207 walks, 32 hit-by-pitches, and 7 stolen bases over 634 games. He has played 320 games (270 starts) at third base, 94 games (81 starts) in left field, and 72 games (46 starts) at first base.

In 2023 with San Francisco, Davis hit .248/.325/.413 (119-for-480) with 61 runs, 23 doubles, 1 triple, 18 home runs, 69 RBIs, 52 walks, 6 hit-by-pitches, and 1 stolen base over 144 games, setting career highs in games played, doubles, RBIs, and walks.

Originally from Elk Grove, Calif., Davis was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays but did not sign. He was later selected by Houston in the third round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft from Cal State Fullerton. Davis was traded to the New York Mets along with infielder Cody Bohanek for outfielder Ross Adolph, catcher Scott Manea, and infielder Luis Santana on January 6, 2019. He was then traded to San Francisco along with left-hander Thomas Szapucki, right-hander Carson Seymour, and left-hander Nick Zwack in exchange for infielder Darin Ruf on August 2, 2022.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees transferred right-hander Nick Burdi to the 60-day injured list.

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