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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
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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

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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.
Source: MLive.com
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.
Source: M-Live.com
Apr 26 - 4:01 PM

Rajai Davis went 2-for-4 and swiped three bases on Saturday as the Tigers topped the Indians 4-1 at Comerica Park.

Davis was the spark plug atop the Tigers lineup, running wild every chance that he got and scoring three of the team's four runs in the ballgame. He's off to another strong start in 2015, slashing .297/.409/.405 with six steals on the season.
Apr 25 - 4:19 PM

Rajai Davis hit a solo home run, providing the only run either team would score as the Tigers edged out a win over the Pirates on Wednesday.

Davis, who finished 1-for-4, hit a solo home run to left-center in the sixth inning against Francisco Liriano. It was a low offense affair, as the run accounted for all of the evening's scoring, and both teams combined for only seven hits. Davis has drawn five walks already but has otherwise not done much in 21 plate appearances, with Wednesday's home run marking the extent of his damage.
Apr 15 - 10:11 PM

Rajai Davis went 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI single as the Tigers defeated the Pirates 2-0 on Tuesday.

Davis knocked in the only run that mattered, breaking a scoreless tie in the seventh inning with a single off of A.J. Burnett. Davis has started each of the last four games and has stolen three bases already despite a mediocre .250 average.
Apr 14 - 10:23 PM

Rajai Davis is starting in center field for the Tigers in Monday's season-opener against the Twins.

Anthony Gose had been expected to open the 2015 season as the Tigers' primary center fielder, but the left-handed-hitter will be on the bench for this one against Twins righty Phil Hughes. Davis is batting leadoff for host Detroit. The full Opening Day lineup for the Tigers: Rajai Davis CF, Ian Kinsler 2B, Miguel Cabrera 1B, Victor Martinez DH, J.D. Martinez RF, Yoenis Cespedes LF, Alex Castellanos 3B, Alex Avila C, Jose Iglesias SS. David Price is pitching.
Apr 6 - 9:19 AM

Rajai Davis said Monday that he feels fully recovered from last year's groin injury.

He suffered the injury down the stretch last season and had to play through it in October. Davis has been doing preventative exercises all winter in an attempt to avoid something similar in 2015. If he's healthy, the 34-year-old outfielder should again be a solid source of stolen bases. Davis swiped 36 bases in 2014 and 45 bases in 2013.
Feb 16 - 3:47 PM

Rajai Davis (groin) said last week that he's "definitely healthy" but "definitely still working to where I expect to be."

Davis was hobbled by a groin ailment late in the regular season and in the playoffs. While the groin is healed, he's worked this winter on strength and flexibility in the area in hopes of preventing future injury. "It was a tough injury," he said. "But I'm thankful I was able to learn a lot through his process and learn how to strengthen the areas I need to strengthen and to help prevent it from ever happening again." Virtually all of Davis' fantasy value is derived from his legs, so it's certainly something to keep an eye on in spring training.
Jan 30 - 10:32 AM

Rajai Davis (groin) is not in the lineup for Sunday's Game 3 of the ALDS.

Davis was hoping a day off on Saturday would be enough to get him well enough to return to the lineup, but obviously that's not the case. He will be available off the bench as a pinch-hitter. Don Kelly is in center field Sunday in Davis' place.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Rajai Davis (groin) will be re-evaluated on Sunday before determining his status for Game 3.

Davis said Saturday that he fully expects to play on Sunday, but the colder weather expected in Detroit is expected to be a concern. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Don Kelly would likely start in center if Davis is unable to give it a go.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 02:16:00 PM

Rajai Davis (groin) said after Friday's game that he'll try to play in Game 3 on Sunday.

Davis had to be pulled from Friday's contest due to lingering soreness in his groin, but he insists that he'd feeling better each day. The off day Saturday will help, but it remains to be seen whether it will be enough to allow him to play Sunday. If he can't go, Ezequiel Carrera will get the call in center field.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Hernan Perez
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
2Tyler Collins
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Shane Greene
5Alfredo Simon
6Kyle Lobstein
7Buck Farmer
8Kyle Ryan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Joba Chamberlain
3Bruce Rondon
4Angel Nesbitt
5Blaine Hardy
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Alex Wilson
8Joe Nathan