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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||300.00||5.00||.267||30.00||42.00||21.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||4||1||0|| .250|| .250|| .250|
|vs Liriano (Career)||20||6||0|| .450||.333||.300|
|vs LHP||16||5||1|| .353|| .563|| .313|
|Last 10 Games|
Tigers' Rajai Davis slugs first home run Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 1-0 win over the Pirates Wednesday.
Davis broke a scoreless tie by leading off the sixth inning with his first home run of the season.
"I did reach a little bit but I felt like off the bat I'm hoping that would go," Davis said after the game, per the Associated Press. "It felt good off the bat."
It was just one of seven combined hits for both teams in the low-scoring matchup. Davis is 4 for 16 with one home run and three stolen bases in six games.
Rajai Davis goes two for four in Tigers' win
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis went two for four with a walk in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Pittsburgh. He singled in the Tigers' first run of the game in the seventh inning.
Davis recorded his first RBI of the season, and he lifted his average to .250.
Tigers' Rajai Davis leading off Tuesday vs. Pirates
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis is in the starting lineup and leading off in his team's matchup with the Pirates Tuesday.
Davis has just one hit in eight at-bats this season, but he's 4 for 9 with three extra-base hits against Tuesday starter A.J. Burnett in his career. With Davis in the lineup, Anthony Gose is on the bench.
Designated hitter Victor Martinez remains out of the lineup with the Tigers playing in a National League park Tuesday. The Tigers are underdogs (+110) against the Pirates, per VegasInsider.com.
Ausmus: Rajai Davis will face lefties, Anthony Gose will face RHPs
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/8/15) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is slated to face the vast majority of shouthpaws and outfielder Anthony Gose will face the majority of right-handed pitchers to start the season, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters, per the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday.
"Raj is going to see probably the vast majority of the lefties," Ausmus said, per MLB.com. "Anthony's going to see the majority of the righties. And there's going to be times where Raj, whether it's a matchup situation or he just needs to play because we haven't seen a lefty, is also going to face righties. You probably could say the same thing about the catchers."
Davis slashed .304/.358/.446 with 15 homers and 87 RBI over 951 career at-bats against left-handed pitchers. Gose is a career .241 hitter with five home runs and 32 at-bats against right-handed hitters. He is hitting leadoff against the Twins on Wednesday.
Tigers' Ausmus chooses Davis over Gose for opener due to matchup
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/6/15) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis drew the start in center field for Monday's season opener against the Twins over outfielder Anthony Gose. Manager Brad Ausmus said it was because of Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes' reverse splits, per MLive.com.
Davis is batting .269 (7 for 29) with four doubles and four RBI in his career against Hughes.
"Rajai had a nice year for us, so part of me was glad it was reverse splits," Ausmus said, per the Detroit Free Press. "It gave me an excuse to play Raj on Opening Day."
Davis is expected to share playing time in center field with Gose this season.
"I'm not worried about that," Davis said. "The bottom line is, the best team is going to go out there on the field. I'm confident that our manager is going to put the best team out there and whatever that is, I guess we'll have to wait and see."
|2014 summary: Rajai Davis signed with the Tigers as a free agent before the 2014 season, and he took on a larger role with his new club than he had with the Blue Jays. Initially penciled in as the team's starting left fielder, Davis lost some playing time with the emergence of J.D. Martinez, but the July trade of Austin Jackson to the Mariners created an opportunity for him to play regularly in center field. Though Davis racked up his highest total of plate appearances in four seasons, he did less of what he does best -- steal bases -- than he had in awhile. Davis attempted 47 steals but only succeeded 36 times, while batting .282 and scoring 64 runs.|
Playing time status: The acquisition of Anthony Gose could push Davis back to left field, but at either position, he should be primed to receive regular playing time.
2015 outlook: Even with steady at-bats, Davis wouldn't offer enough beyond steals to be worth targeting in standard mixed points leagues. Though he likely won't get the benefit of regular playing time, Davis is still a viable late-rounder in 12-team mixed Rotisserie leagues.
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