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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 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

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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.
Source: MLBlogs.com
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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Anibal Sanchez
4Alfredo Simon
5Kyle Lobstein
6Kyle Ryan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joakim Soria
2Bruce Rondon
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Alex Wilson
6Drew VerHagen
7Jeff Ferrell
8Joe Nathan