RAJAI DAVIS RUMORS & GOSSIP
So here’s the deal for the Tigers: they were planning to run with a platoon of Andy Dirks and Rajai Davis in left field. Davis is still his ordinary, healthy, surprisingly-33-year-old self. Dirks, however, is hurt, and he’s going to have back surgery, and the timetable has him maybe returning in three months. Neither the […]
With news that slated platoon partner Andy Dirks is going to miss the next three months, or more, Rajai Davis is due for an increase in playing time. He may not play every day, but certainly more than he would have as the platoon partner who hits well against left handed pitchers. With a handful of names that can fill in in Detroit’s outfield he may not see 25 at bats a week but...
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Tigers manager Brad Ausmus knew Rajai Davis was fast. Then Ausmus got to experience it firsthand.
A few days ago, Davis was finishing up his workout with some sprints. Ausmus was walking by, so Davis invited his 44-year-old manager to join him.
"I ran with Rajai Davis for two sprints," Ausmus said. "When you play 40-and-over basketball, I'm relatively...
The Detroit Tigers acquired speedy outfielder Rajai Davis this past winter with the intention of letting him run wild on the base paths.
And that's exactly what he did Wednesday, helping highlight the Tigers' new-look offense that is expected to be much more aggressive under first-year manager Brad Ausmus.
Batting second in the lineup, Davis stole two bases -- including...
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- If the first Grapefruit League game is any indication, the Tigers will be a very different team from the one fans saw in 2013.
Playing the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium, the Tigers showed off their speed Wednesday.
In the fourth inning, Rajai Davis walked. The Braves, aware that Davis stole 45 bases last season, thought they had him at first but Davis beat...
After two years of trying to outslug the rest of the American League, the Detroit Tigers are taking a new approach.
Gone are Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta, replaced by left fielder Rajai Davis and second baseman Ian Kinsler, who are expected to help give the Tigers speed on the bases like they haven't had in decades.
Davis has been a journeyman's career. The Tigers...
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17 days ago
A struggling season from Andy Dirks and a team without much speed on the base paths resulted in the Tigers signing free agent outfielder Rajai Davis to a two-year deal to share time in left and provide depth elsewhere. What can the Tigers expect from the speedster from Toronto and formerly with Oakland?
Despite the wholesale changes in the Detroit Tigers infield from 2013 to this year, the outfield returns relatively intact. The only change of note is that Matt Tuiasasopo is out and speedy Rajai Davis is in.
As I did with the infield (click here) I will break down the five man outfield and outline what we should expect from this group in ’14.
“I got it” is a common phrase used to call off a teammate from making a catch on the diamond, but when the person calling it isn’t a teammate, it can become a little bewildering. In the bottom of the seventh inning of Friday night’s game between Kansas City and Toronto, Blue Jays outfielder Rajai Davis was tracking down a foul ball. Little did he know there was a Royals ball...
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Over the years, we've seen ball boys and ball girls at Major League Baseball games interferes with live balls but this is the first time that we've seen one interfere with a catch by a player. The moment happened during Friday's Toronto Blue Jays/Kansas City Royals as a Royals ball boy prevented Toronto outfielder Rajai Davis from making a catch: (Courtesy of CBS Sports)