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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 3-for-3 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Royals.
Davis has enjoyed the month of July thus far, going 14-for-32 (.438) with five RBI and six runs scored. The emergence of J.D. Martinez has complicated the playing time in the Tigers outfield, but Davis' .296/.338/.432 line and 24 steals should continue to get his bat in the lineup semi-regularly in the second half. Jul 13 - 6:07 PM

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Rajai Davis singled three times and knocked in three runs in four at-bats as the Tigers manhandled the Dodgers in a win on Tuesday.

Throw a dart at the Tigers' lineup to pick a standout star of the game, as everyone was hitting on Tuesday. They banged out 20 hits -- none of them home runs -- while scoring 14 runs against Dodgers pitching. Davis knocked in a pair of runs on two RBI singles, and notched his third RBI with a sacrifice fly. Davis has been an unlikely spark plug for the Tigers, slashing .286/.326/.420 with six home runs, 32 RBI, and 22 stolen bases.
Jul 8 - 10:58 PM

Rajai Davis hit a walkoff grand slam off Sean Doolittle as the Tigers defeated the A's 5-4 on Monday.

That's some extra degree of difficulty right there, hitting the grand slam down three runs off one of the league's most unhittable pitchers. Davis also singled and stole a base to end June on a high note. It was still hit worst month of the season, which, combined with J.D. Martinez's emergence, has caused him to lose playing time against righties.
Jun 30 - 11:53 PM

Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Davis swatted three singles after collecting just three hits over his previous 20 at-bats. Davis also stole his first base since June 16, his 21st of the year. With Torii Hunter set to return and J.D. Martinez stating his case to remain in the lineup, Davis' playing time may soon see a hit. Games like Tuesday's could garner a few more starts for the 33-year-old, though.
Jun 25 - 12:14 AM

Making his first start in four days, Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and his 20th steal Monday against the Royals.

Davis has been sitting in favor of J.D. Martinez against a lot of righties lately, and that's probably for the best, even though he's hitting better than usual versus righties this year. He's been a useful mixed-league outfielder so far, but that's going to change if he continues to spend so much time on the bench.
Jun 16 - 11:34 PM

Rajai Davis (shoulder) has returned to the Tigers lineup on Friday.

Davis left Wednesday's game with a bruised left shoulder and sat out Thursday as a precautionary measure. Fantasy owners can safely insert the speedster back into lineups for the weekend series against the Mariners.
May 30 - 6:44 PM

Rajai Davis left Wednesday's game against the Athletics with a bruised left shoulder.

It's unclear when Davis hurt the shoulder, but he was replaced by Austin Jackson in center field to start the bottom of the seventh inning. The Tigers are calling Davis day-to-day.
May 29 - 12:12 AM

Rajai Davis belted a two-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.

Davis' blast in the sixth inning provided a two-run cushion after the Orioles had trimmed a 6-0 lead down to a 6-5 deficit. It's already the third longball on the year for Davis, who is on pace to easy set a career high with 14 dingers. Davis has also swiped 13 bases this season.
May 14 - 4:09 PM

Rajai Davis is not in the Tigers starting lineup for Saturday's afternoon tilt against the Twins.

It's merely a routine day off for the speedy outfielder against opposing right-hander Kyle Gibson. Don Kelly will draw the start in his place and hit sixth for the Tigers.
May 10 - 9:44 AM

Rajai Davis went 3-for-6 with two stolen bases and three runs scored in the Tigers' 9-4 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Davis scored in the third, fourth and eighth innings, giving him 17 runs scored in 21 games this year. His 11 stolen bases lead the American League. He's hitting .337 and will almost certainly continue to find his way into the daily lineup when he's producing like this.
May 4 - 6:47 PM

Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 with a homer and a double Thursday against the White Sox.

It's going to be hard for the Tigers to give J.D. Martinez much of a look as long as Davis keeps playing like this. He currently has a .426 OBP in his 10 games in the leadoff spot.
Apr 24 - 5:00 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Andy Dirks
2Rajai Davis
3J.D. Martinez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Don Kelly
RF1Torii Hunter
2J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Max Scherzer
3Anibal Sanchez
4Rick Porcello
5Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Joel Hanrahan
5Ian Krol
6Al Alburquerque
7Phil Coke
8Blaine Hardy
9Patrick McCoy
10Luke Putkonen
11Bruce Rondon