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20 Rajai Davis LF
Height/Weight: 5-9/195 | Birthdate: 10/19/1980 | Birthplace: Norwich, CT | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: Connecticut | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $2,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 65/45 | Average Draft Position: 254.98
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Rajai Davis returns to lineup Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is back in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the Rays, after leaving Sunday's game with a thumb injury. With the team off Monday, Davis ended up missing no time as a result of the injury. 

Rajai Davis leaves Sunday's game due to thumb contusion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis left Sunday's game vs. Seattle due to a left thumb contusion. He is listed as day to day.

Davis did have three stolen bases before leaving Sunday's game, raising his season total to 30. He had all of three stolen bases in 23 second-half games coming into Sunday.


Rajai Davis to be unleashed following deadline


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Stuck in a role that saw him log inconsistent playing time, Rajai Davis didn't get talked about much for the first few months of that season. That should change moving forward, as the Tigers decision to trade Austin Jackson has seemingly opened up a full-time starting job for the speedy veteran in center field.

Jackson might end up stretched a bit thin as an everyday player, given his .250/.297/.333 triple-slash line this season against right-handed pitching. Still, Davis is one of the best base-stealers in baseball and has now been unleashed for an everyday role that should see him rack up steals, making him a very valuable commodity.

Davis was one of the big winners of the trade deadline, and should be worth an add in most mixed-league Fantasy formats at this point. 


Rajai Davis slugs walkoff grand slam vs. A's Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis came up big Monday, going 2 for 5 with a stolen base and a walkoff grand slam in his team's 5-4 win over the A's.

Davis came to the plate after Oakland closer Sean Doolittle surrendered a rare walk, and the outfielder drove a hanging breaking ball over the left-field wall to end the game in dramatic fashion. He has hit .276/.321/.418 with six home runs, 27 RBI and 22 stolen bases in 225 at-bats.


Torii Hunter, Rajai Davis could lose some playing time


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Tigers outfielders Torii Hunter and Rajai Davis could lose some playing time to J.D. Martinez, according to mlive.com.

Manager Brad Ausmus reportedly met with Hunter to discuss Martinez getting more starts in right field. Ausmus added that Davis may also see time off, or shift to center occasionally to get Martinez's bat in the lineup. Hunter seemed fine with the news, saying he was happy as long as the team is winning games.


Rajai Davis records 20th stolen base Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis went 3 for 5 with two RBI and a stolen base in his team's 11-8 loss to the Royals Monday.

Davis had been just 5 for 29 in June going into Monday's game, but he continues to be a threat on the basepaths, with Monday's steal being his fourth in his last seven games and his 20th overall. Davis has hit .285/.332/.409 with four home runs and 21 RBI in 186 at-bats.


Rajai Davis absent from lineup against Twins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis, who returned to the lineup Friday night after missing one game with a shoulder issue, is out Saturday against Minnesota.

Davis has been slumping in recent weeks. He has five hits in his last 29 at-bats and hasn't scored a run in two weeks.


Rajai Davis back in action Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis returned to the starting lineup Friday night against the Mariners in Seattle, MLB.com reports. Davis left Wednesday's game due to a shoulder injury and was unable to play Thursday.  He is hitting .295/.340/.418 in 146 at-bats

Rajai Davis sitting out again Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis was not in the team's starting lineup Thursday.

Davis had to leave Wednesday's game due to a shoulder injury. He'll need another day to recover from the issue. Davis is hitting .295/.340/.418 in 146 at-bats. He's considered day-to-day.


Rajai Davis leaves with shoulder bruise


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Athletics, due to a shoulder injury suffered while making a diving catch.

Davis made the diving catch in the second inning and tried to play through it, before being pulled in the seventh inning. The team announced he has been diagnosed with a left shoulder contusion, but is not considered a serious issue at this time.

"He's all right," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told MLive.com after the game. "We don't think it's anything long term."


Rajai Davis contributes blast in defeat of Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Rajai Davis continued his production when given the chance to lead off Wednesday for the Tigers in Baltimore.

Davis slugged his third home run of the season, a solo blast in the sixth that allowed his team to answer a five-run Orioles fifth and take a 7-5 lead. He had already provided a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

His performance gave him a fine stat line of .292/.342/.415 on the year.


Rajai Davis continues to surprise with consistent production


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Tigers left fielder Rajai Davis is blowing away the numbers compiled in previous years, albeit only one month into 2014.

Davis boasts a stat line of .333/.395/.444. All three numbers are significantly superior to those he achieved in any other season. The key has been consistency. Davis has hit safely in all but four games and recently had successive three-hit games.


Rajai Davis achieves first three-hit game of season


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis has been consistent and productive since the beginning of the season, but he did something Thursday he had yet to do. That is, bang out three hits in one game. It was his first three-hit game since Aug. 4, 2013.

Davis hit a solo home run in the fifth, singled in the seventh and slammed an RBI double in the eighth to raise his batting average to .328.


Rajai Davis set to see some time coming up


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis was in the leadoff spot Saturday against the Angels, and that could become a trend over the next week or so. Manager Brad Ausmus told MLB.com he wants Davis at the top of the lineup against left-handed pitchers, and the Tigers are set to face five lefties in a span of six days.

"I've kind of had that in mind against lefties, to have Rajai and Ian [Kinsler] at the top," Ausmus said.

Davis made Ausmus look good Saturday, as he reached base three times in a 5-2 win. He went 1 for 3 with a pair of walks, though he did not score in the game, and was caught stealing once.

Davis' career line against lefties (.295/.354/.426) is much better than what he has produced against right-handed pitching (.257/.299/.354.)


Rajai Davis swipes two bases Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis went 1 for 4 with two stolen bases in his team's 6-0 loss to the Padres Friday.

Davis has spent the last three games batting leadoff for the Tigers, and he has at least one steal in four straight games as well as at least one hit in five straight games. He's hit .286/.333/.429 in 21 at-bats, and he owns a share of the stolen-base lead in the American League with five.


Tigers unveil opening day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced his opening day lineup for Monday's game against the Royals. Second baseman Ian Kinsler will hit leadoff and be followed by right fielder Torii Hunter, first baseman Miguel Cabrera, DH Victor Martinez, center fielder Austin Jackson, catcher Alex Avila, third baseman Nick Castellanos, shortstop Alex Gonzalez and left field Rajai Davis.

Jackson has primarily hit leadoff in his career, but after the spring he put together, Ausmus made the decision to hit him in the heart of the order. Jackson hit .429 (24 for 56) with two triples, two home runs, five doubles, 14 RBI and 17 runs in 18 spring games.

"The way Austin Jackson hit this spring, he was the best option to bat fifth," Ausmus said.


Rajai Davis returns Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis has returned to the starting lineup Tuesday, according to mlive.com.

Davis has missed over a week due to a hamstring injury. He will leadoff and play left field against the Braves. Davis hit .260/.312/.375 in 331 at-bats last year.


Rajai Davis due back Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis (hamstring) is expected to return to the spring lineup Monday against the Pirates. He has been sidelined since Monday because of a sore hamstring.

Rajai Davis adds running to workout, nearing return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis added running to his workout on Saturday after going through agility drills on Friday. He is expected to return to the lineup in the next few days, MLB.com reports.

Davis has been sidelined since March 14 due to a sore hamstring. He is hitting .387/.457/.484 over 31 Grapefruit League at bats.

Rajai Davis expected to return Sunday or Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is expected to return to the lineup Sunday or Monday, MLive.com reports.

Davis has been out since Monday while resting his sore hamstring.


Rajai Davis getting a few more days to rest


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday he intends to give outfielder Rajai Davis, who was scratched Monday with a sore hamstring, four days to rest, per the Detroit Free Press. The next date Davis might appear in a game is Friday.

Rajai Davis (hamstring) scratched as a precaution


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis was scratched as a precaution for Monday's spring game against the Nationals due to a tight hamstring, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters.

"It was my call," Ausmus said, per MLB.com. "He said he could play."


Tigers still see starter-by-default Rajai Davis as part-timer


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) Rajai Davis will likely spend the next few months as the starting left fielder for the Tigers, but only by default, according to the Detroit News. He was signed to platoon with Andy Dirks, who is out for three months following back surgery.

Asked if he still considers Davis a platoon player, Brad Ausmus said he does. "I'm not locked into it, but probably if I had to choose today, I'd lean that direction," he said. "That doesn't mean he can't earn his way into more playing time with us. We gotta fill that position somehow. And if Rajai proves he can play against any starting pitcher, then he'll play if he helps us win."

Davis has thrived mostly left-handed pitching throughout his career. He has been one of the premier base stealers in the sport, but you can't steal first base. His .312 on-base percentage last season was a reflection of his impatience and poor eye at the plate. He had just 21 walks in 331 at-bats.


Tigers sign Rajai Davis to two-year deal


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) The Tigers have signed outfielder Rajai Davis to a two-year deal, according to Sportsnet.ca.

Davis was said to be close with the club Tuesday morning. He'll likely be the starter in left field, replacing Andy Dirks. Davis hit .260/.312/.375 in 331 at-bats last season. He stole 45 bases. The terms of the contract are not known at this time. The deal is said to be between $9 million and $10 million.


Report: Rajai Davis close to two-year deal with Tigers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) Free-agent outfielder Rajai Davis is close to a two-year deal with the Tigers, according to FoxSports1.

The Tigers are looking for an upgrade in left field, and were said to be in on Davis. There's a sense that Shin-Soo Choo may have become too expensive for the club. Last season with the Blue Jays, the 33-year-old Davis hit .260/.312/.375 in 331 at-bats.