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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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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

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

Jordan Bastian of 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 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

Rajai Davis was hitless across three at-bats with a pair of walks and a run scored in Tuesday's loss against the Angels.

The highlight of the evening was Davis stealing two bases, giving him three overall on the season. He still has a lot of life left in his 36-year-old legs, but he needs to get on base to be able to use them. He has a dismal .217/.275/.337 slash line to date and does not warrant fantasy consideration outside of deeper AL-only leagues at this juncture.
Wed, May 10, 2017 04:28:00 AM

Athletics activated OF Rajai Davis from the 10-day disabled list.

Davis ended up missing the minimum with his left hamstring strain. The 36-year-old returns to a disappointing .214/.262/.375 batting line over 15 games.
Tue, May 2, 2017 01:02:00 PM

Rajai Davis (hamstring) is on track to return from the disabled list on Tuesday.

It's the first day he's eligible to return. Davis has batted only .214/.262/.375 in the early going for the Athletics, but he'll get his center field job back upon activation and should also spend plenty of time in the leadoff spot.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 11:53:00 AM

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