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Rajai Davis | Outfielder

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rajai Davis went 1-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and swiped his sixth base of the season in Friday's loss to the Angels.
Davis has seen more playing time than anticipated in the first month of the season due to the injury to Andy Dirks, and is making the most of his playing time. He's an elite source of stolen bases and is even hitting .325/.391/.400. Apr 18 - 10:52 PM

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Rajai Davis went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored against the Padres on Saturday.

Davis is usually good for one or two steals when he reaches base three times in a game, but he didn't try any tonight. He's hit .320 with five steals while playing in seven of the Tigers' nine games.
Apr 13 - 12:30 AM

Rajai Davis hit a three-run homer off Miguel Gonzalez and walked Friday against the Orioles.

Bizarrely, Davis has started both games against right-handers and sat out against the one left-hander the Tigers have faced so far, even though he's a far, far better hitter versus southpaws. That he sat Wednesday, though, had something to do with the fact that he was 1-for-11 against Jason Vargas
Apr 4 - 5:10 PM

Rajai Davis (hamstring) said he felt fine Tuesday after playing three innings in left field.

He'll play five innings in the field on Wednesday. Davis missed a week of action with a strained right hamstring, but it's looking like he'll be ready to go for Opening Day as long as he can avoid a setback.
Mar 25 - 9:47 PM

Rajai Davis (hamstring) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action on Sunday or Monday.

Davis hasn't played since last weekend due to a tight hamstring. Any leg injury to a speedster is a bit worrisome, but the Tigers appear to just be playing things cautiously here.
Mar 21 - 2:10 PM

Rajai Davis (hamstring) was scratched from Tuesday's lineup as a precaution.

Davis was scratched Monday due to a tight hamstring and isn't quite ready to return to game action. His speed is the biggest part of his game, so the Tigers aren't going to push things. The hope is that he'll be ready to go Friday.
Mar 18 - 9:32 AM

Rajai Davis was scratched from Monday's lineup due to a tight hamstring.

It's viewed as a precaution, but it would have made little sense to push Davis especially since he derives so much of his value from his legs. "It was my call," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He said he could play." Davis should be back in there later this week.
Mar 17 - 11:17 AM

Rajai Davis went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a steal as the Tigers' leadoff hitter Monday.

Davis has had brutal numbers against right-handers the last few years, and Dave Dombrowski reiterated after Andy Dirks' injury that Davis was signed to start against left-handers. Manager Brad Ausmus, on the other hand, seems to think Davis might be just fine as a full-timer initially. How Davis performs the rest of the spring could well decide the matter. If Davis is a full-timer initially, then he'd be a nice option in mixed leagues because of all of the steals. His start today came against a righty, though his double was off a left-handed reliever.
Mar 10 - 4:57 PM

Tigers signed OF Rajai Davis to a two-year, $10 million contract.

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca passed along the contract details. Davis, 33, batted .260/.312/.375 with six homers and 45 stolen bases this past season and figures to platoon with Andy Dirks in left field in Detroit.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 05:18:00 PM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that Rajai Davis' two-year deal with the Tigers is worth $10 million.

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi previously reported that Davis would make around $9 million or $10 million, but the number is now confirmed. The 33-year-old outfielder made $2.5 million this past season, so he has doubled his salary with his new deal.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 01:43:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that Rajai Davis' two-year deal with the Tigers is worth around $9 million or $10 million total.

Davis earned $2.5 million this past season with the Blue Jays, so he might double his salary in his new deal. He projects to share playing time with Andy Dirks in left field, which means that Shin-Soo Choo will likely land elsewhere.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 10:02:00 AM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Tigers have agreed to a two-year deal with Rajai Davis.

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reported early Tuesday that the two sides were close to an agreement. No word yet on the terms involved. Davis, 33, batted .260/.312/.375 with six homers and 45 stolen bases this past season and figures to platoon with Andy Dirks in left field.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 09:39:00 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Tigers are "close" to signing free agent outfielder Rajai Davis to a two-year contract.

Sportsnet.ca's Ben Nicholson-Smith reported late Monday that the Tigers were the frontrunner for Davis, who was expected to sign quickly. The 33-year-old batted .260/.312/.375 with six homers and 45 stolen bases in 2013 and would likely split playing time with Andy Dirks in left field. Adding Davis likely takes the Tigers out of the mix for Shin-Soo Choo.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 08:50:00 AM

Sportsnet.ca's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports that the Tigers are the frontrunners for Rajai Davis.

He's also saying that Davis is expected to sign quickly, so it appears he might be Detroit-bound soon. The Twins are reportedly willing to offer Davis a multi-year contract, but it apparently might not measure up to the Tigers' offer. Davis batted .260/.312/.375 with six homers and 45 stolen bases in 2013.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:18:00 AM

Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com reports that the Twins are interested in Rajai Davis and are willing to offer him a multi-year contract.

Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Monday that he believes Davis will sign with someone in the next day or two, and it appears the Twins might be the landing spot. The Twins could use the speedy outfielder in left and center field, letting Josh Willingham DH some and providing protection in case Aaron Hicks isn't ready.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 10:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Alex Gonzalez
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Andy Dirks
2Rajai Davis
CF1Austin Jackson
2Don Kelly
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Max Scherzer
3Anibal Sanchez
4Rick Porcello
5Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joba Chamberlain
3Ian Krol
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Evan Reed
7Luke Putkonen
8Bruce Rondon
9Justin Miller