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Rajai Davis | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus revealed Saturday that Rajai Davis has been playing through a left middle finger injury since mid-May.
Davis said that the injury has led to him not placing his finger on the bat when he swings. The speedster is hitting just .179 (19-for-106) over the last two months, so it would stand to reason that the ailment is affecting him. Aug 30 - 10:23 AM

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Rajai Davis had a rough night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Astros, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

To be fair, the Tigers' offense as a whole struggled mightily against Dallas Keuchel and company, logging a total of one run on six hits. Davis, a notorious lefty-masher, has struggled against all types of hurlers this season and is slashing a disappointing .246/.298/.402 on the year.
Aug 14 - 11:21 PM

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told CBS Sports' Jon Heyman on Monday that he knows nothing about the speculation that Rajai Davis has been traded to the Cardinals.

That speculation started when Davis suddenly followed over 30 accounts related to the Cardinals on Twitter. The 34-year-old outfielder was in the visitors clubhouse on Monday at Tropicana Field with a Tigers t-shirt and Tigers shorts. Moving right along.
Jul 27 - 3:46 PM

Rajai Davis is not in the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday night against the Rays.

What's notable about this is that Davis just followed a bunch of Cardinals-related accounts on Twitter, signaling that a trade might be close. Or it could just be nothing. Davis probably wouldn't be playing anyway Monday against Rays right-hander Nate Karns.
Jul 27 - 3:11 PM

Rajai Davis went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple and an RBI in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

Davis notched his RBI via a double in the fourth inning. It was his seventh two-bagger of the season. His triple was the sixth such hit he's managed this season. A pure speed threat, Davis is hitting .281/.347/.444 with 14 steals and 24 runs scored.
Jun 13 - 9:31 PM

Tigers activated OF Rajai Davis from the paternity leave list.

He had been away for a few days to be present for the birth of his second child. Davis is batting .269/.350/.398 with 12 steals this season.
Jun 5 - 8:36 AM

Rajai Davis is expected to rejoin the Tigers on Friday.

Davis was excused from the club on Tuesday afternoon so that he can be present for the birth of his second child.
Jun 2 - 4:59 PM

Tigers placed OF Rajai Davis on the paternity leave list.

Davis left the team to be present for the birth of his second child. He's permitted to be away from the team for 24 to 72 hours.
Jun 2 - 3:24 PM

Rajai Davis is expected to be placed on the paternity leave list Tuesday.

Davis has left the team in order to be present for the birth of his second child. He can be away from the team for 24 to 72 hours. Daniel Fields is set to be called up to replace him on the active roster.
Jun 2 - 8:39 AM

Rajai Davis tripled, doubled and scored twice Wednesday against the White Sox.

The problem with Davis tripling and doubling is that it makes it much harder for him to steal bases. Stick to singling, buddy.
May 6 - 11:53 PM

Rajai Davis (groin) is back in the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

Davis missed a few days of action with some tightness in his right groin. The speedy outfielder is in center field and batting leadoff versus Phil Hughes and the Twins. Jose Iglesias and Alex Avila are getting days off, as the Tigers are going with Andrew Romine at shortstop and James McCann at catcher.

Rajai Davis (groin) was available off the bench on Tuesday.

Davis was removed from Sunday's game due to tightness in his right groin, but it was considered minor and he's ready to play again. He could return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday.
Apr 28 - 11:13 PM

Rajai Davis said Sunday evening that he doesn't believe his groin injury is serious.

Davis had to jog to first base in the ninth inning Sunday after recording his third hit of the game and was then removed. But he expressed optimism about the groin discomfort in the clubhouse afterward. "I don't think it's serious at all," Davis said. "I just think it's sore, tight. I've been running around on it a lot the last couple of days. I guess I wasn't used to that. If I get my body used to it, I think I'll be all right." The 34-year-old is batting .341/.449/.488 with six stolen bases and 11 runs scored in 14 games (10 starts) this season.
Apr 27 - 8:52 AM

Rajai Davis was removed from Sunday's game against the Indians due to tightness in his right groin.

Davis pulled up while running to first base on a single in the ninth inning. He appears to have avoided anything significant though and is considered day-to-day.
Apr 26 - 4:10 PM

Rajai Davis exited Sunday's game against the Indians with an apparent leg injury.

Davis had to be pinch-run for after singling in the ninth inning. The Tigers should provide an update on his status shortly.
Apr 26 - 4:01 PM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Tyler Collins
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Buck Farmer
5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
7Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
R1Bruce Rondon
2Alex Wilson
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Drew VerHagen
8Joe Nathan
9Guido Knudson
10Kyle Ryan