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Rajai Davis | Outfielder | #26

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (37) / 10/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: UConn-Avery Point
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 38 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details
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Indians purchased the contract of OF Rajai Davis from Triple-A Columbus.
Davis played a prominent role with the Indians in 2016 (including a clutch homer in Game 7 of the World Series), but he'll mostly function as a backup and pinch-runner this time around. His speed has come in handy in fantasy leagues over the years, but he's unlikely to play enough to accrue much value. Mar 29 - 12:38 PM

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Rajai Davis collected the Indians' lone hit in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Davis finished the night 1-for-3, singling off of Diamondbacks' starter Zack Greinke to account for the Indians' only base runner in the ballgame. The veteran speedster is in line to serve as a reserve outfielder and pinch runner for the Indians this season.
Mar 27 - 12:08 AM

Rajai Davis has been informed that he will be on the Indians' Opening Day roster.

Davis hasn't hit the ball very well this spring, but his defensive versatility in the outfield, potential speed off the bench, and familiarity with Indians manager Terry Francona probably gave him an edge over the competition. The 37-year-old slashed .235/.293/.348 with 29 stolen bases in 117 games last season between the Athletics and Red Sox.
Mar 22 - 1:49 PM

Rajai Davis can opt out of his minor league contract with the Indians if he's not added to the 40-man roster by March 22.

Davis will try to win a reserve outfielder job in his return to the organization. The 37-year-old played with the Red Sox and Athletics last season while batting just .235/.293/.348 over 117 games.
Feb 19 - 12:15 PM

Indians signed OF Rajai Davis to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Jordan Bastian of MLB.com had reported earlier in the day that the two sides were nearing an agreement and now it's a done deal. He'll compete for a spot as a reserve outfielder with the Tribe.
Feb 17 - 3:13 PM

Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports that the Indians are closing in on a minor league deal with Rajai Davis.

It's expected to be a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp. Davis played a pivotal role on the Indians' 2016 team that fell to the Cubs in the final game of the World Series.
Feb 17 - 12:04 PM

Rajai Davis had two hits, two steals and two runs scored against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

He's 4-for-12 for his new team. After Jackie Bradley Jr. returns from the disabled list on Sunday, Davis should be limited to starting against southpaws down the stretch.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 10:02:00 PM

Red Sox acquired OF Rajai Davis from the Athletics for OF Rafael Rincones.

This is a nice trade for the Red Sox, who add a true speed threat in Davis and bolster their outfield depth in the process. The veteran outfielder is hitting .233/.294/.353 with five homers, 18 RBI and 49 runs scored in an even 100 games. He has stolen 26 bases on the year.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 07:43:00 PM

Evan Drellich of CSNNE reports that the Red Sox are trading for Rajai Davis.

No official announcement as of yet, but that should come after the conclusion of Wednesday's game between the A's and Orioles. Davis is hitting just .233/.294/.353 this season, but while his bat offers little in the way of power, he remains a prime threat for steals -- the veteran outfielder has swiped 26 bags in 100 games played.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 07:18:00 PM

Rajai Davis went 1-for-4 with a steal and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

Davis is up to 24 steals on the season. He has been feeling frisky on the bases of late, having thieved five bases in his last five games. In terms of his bat-work, the veteran outfielder is slashing a mere .236/.294/.359 with 47 runs scored in 91 games.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 01:21:00 AM

Rajai Davis stole three bases Saturday in the Athletics' defeat of the Angels.

Those three steals were part of a 2-for-5 night for the veteran outfielder, who scored one of the A's five runs. Davis now has 23 stolen bases in 2017, but a weak .236/.293/.359 overall batting line.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 12:39:00 AM

Rajai Davis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Davis connected off Ty Blach for an eighth-inning solo blast, his fifth homer of the season. Two of those dingers have come in the last five days. Davis also has 20 steals to his credit.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 01:27:00 AM

Rajai Davis went 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI on Saturday against the Twins, finishing a triple short of the cycle.

Well, that was certainly unexpected. Davis entered the game hitless over 13 at-bats across the past seven games. It's a nice performance from the 11-year veteran, a player the thrifty Athletics likely wouldn't mind parting with at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 04:01:00 AM

Rajai Davis went 2-for-3 with a solo homer Friday in the win over the Indians.

The A's would love to see Davis get hot and generate some trade value this month. He could play more steadily than he has been, at least until the deadline passes.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 01:16:00 AM

Rajai Davis went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts Tuesday in Cleveland.

He wasn't alone, as Trevor Plouffe had the same line, which is not ideal from the first two hitters in your lineup. Davis is hitting just .200/.245/.303 on the season and probably shouldn't be batting leadoff at this point, but the other hitters the A's have tried there haven't hit, either.
Tue, May 30, 2017 09:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Jose Ramirez
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Rajai Davis
3Greg Allen
RF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Brandon Guyer
3Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Mike Clevinger
5Josh Tomlin
6Danny Salazar
7Ryan Merritt
8Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Nick Goody
4Tyler Olson
5Dan Otero
6Zach McAllister
7Matt Belisle