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Simon goes 8 strong as Tigers shut down Pirates again

  Alfredo Simon gave up two hits over eight dominant innings, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Wednesday night. Rajai Davis hit a leadoff homer in the sixth against Francisco Liriano (0-1) as Detroit shut out Pittsburgh for the second straight day. Joakim Soria worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save while filling in for injured Joe Nathan. Detroit won...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers shut down Pirates again in 1-0 victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Alfredo Simon gave up two hits over eight dominant innings, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 on Wednesday night. Rajai Davis hit a leadoff homer in the sixth against Francisco Liriano (0-1) as Detroit shut out Pittsburgh for the second straight day. Joakim Soria worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save while filling in for injured Joe Nathan...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Life Without Yan

Over the weekend, not only did the Cleveland Indians manage to lose three straight games to their division rival Detroit Tigers, but they managed to lose one of their most valuable position players in the process when center fielder Rajai Davis slid into the side of Yan Gomes’ knee. Thankfully, the MRI revealed that it was a mild sprain of his MCL and not a season-ending injury...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians place catcher Yan Gomes on 15-day disabled list

CLEVELAND -- The Indians have placed catcher Yan Gomes on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right knee. Gomes was injured in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss to Detroit when his leg was jolted by Detroit outfielder Rajai Davis on a hard slide into home plate. Gomes was extended making the catch on a force play when Davis knocked the legs out from under the catcher. The...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

4/12 Roster Update

Prior to today’s game the Indians made a flurry of moves to cover a few different ways the Tigers have hurt the team both physically and emotionally. The most serious move was the placement of Yan Gomes on the 15 day disabled list. Gomes was injured when Rajai Davis slid in to home plate in yeserday’s game and is officially out with a knee sprain. He got an MRI this morning,...
Via Burning River Baseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at the Tigers after the first series

The Tigers completed their first series of the year in 2015 against the Twins.  They did it pretty impressively, outscoring the Twins 22-1 with the one run unearned, for a nice 0.00 ERA 24.1 innings into the season.  I got to see the first two shutouts live in person and watched the third on TV.   Here are my observations from the series. Let me first say that you can’t take...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.1: Twins at Tigers

For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. –Song of Solomon 2:14, preferably read in the voice of Ernie Harwell. Well, here we are, it’s Monday, and one of the great days in sports, Opening Day in Major League Baseball (we won’t count that thing...
Via Tigers Weblog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Find Value in Speed by Exploiting ESPN ADP

Speed is the easiest 5x5 category to find late in the draft.  In most drafts last year, Rajai Davis was an afterthought.  A guy to pick up in the late rounds of 12-team drafts and a guy who probably went undrafted in many 10-team drafts.  Last year I played in one Razzball Commenter League, and in that league I took Davis at pick #240.  He ended up finishing #111 on Rudy's Player...
Via Razzball
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Gene Lamont looked a lot like Rajai Davis on Saturday (PHOTO)

The jersey of Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont got some game action Saturday in spring training.  No, Brad Ausmus didn’t need to run Lamont out there to pinch run (I’m guessing Lamont can’t run).  Lamont didn’t need to mop up a split squad game. But rather, Tigers left fielder Rajai Davis forgot his jersey in Lakeland despite making the trip to Tampa to play the Yankees...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rajai Davis forgets jersey, wears bench coach Gene Lamont’s (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. May 24, 1975 was the date the last time Gene Lamont had an at-bat in Major League Baseball game. On Saturday, he was in a batter’s box during a spring training game. More specifically, Lamont’s jersey was. Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis forgot his jersey for the team’s away game...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rajai Davis borrows bench coach Gene Lamont's jersey for at-bat (Video)

Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis borrowed bench coach Gene Lamont's jersey for his first at-bat during Saturday's spring training game against the N.Y. Yankees.The Tigers had a split squad Saturday, with most veterans staying in Lakeland to take on the Phillies at home. Davis was part of the road team which took the trip to Tampa, and somehow he forgot his number 20 jersey...
Via Holdout Sports
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Healthy Davis still believes Tigers are contenders

DETROIT -- Rajai Davis did not have the first playoff experience he hoped for, personally or team-wise. Davis, 34, suffered a grade 1 pubic symphasis strain at the end of the regular season that severely limited him in the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles. Although he batted .333 in the three games, Davis was not his usual speedy self. But that's all behind him now, Davis said...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Yoenis Cespedes edition

With all the talks about possible trades and landing places for possible free agents, the Detroit Tigers have made headlines when it comes to the possibility of acquiring Boston Red Sox outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. In order to get Cespedes, reports have said that the Tigers are looking to trade starting pitcher Rick Porcello. Porcello has been a valuable asset for the Tigers since...
Via isportsweb.com
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis out of starting lineup for Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is out of the starting lineup Sunday for Game 3 of their AL Division Series against Baltimore. Davis has been dealing with a pelvic strain, and Detroit is starting Don Kelly in his place in center field. The Tigers trail the best-of-five series 2-0. Manager Brad Ausmus says he was concerned about starting Davis and potentially having to...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Rajai Davis not starting Game 3

Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis came out of Game 2 with a recurrence of the pelvic sprain that he first suffered just before the regular season ended, and until approximately 11:00 a.m. Sunday, his stauts was questionable. Now, it is certain that Davis will not start Sunday's Game 3 with the Baltimore Orioles as the Tigers have announced their lineup.Lineup vs. BAL: Kinsler...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Rajai Davis on ALDS roster, will start Game 1

Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis has been deemed healthy enough to start the first game of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday evening. James Schmehl of MLive.com confirmed that Davis would start in center field for the Tigers: Rajai Davis is not only on the #Tigers' roster for the ALDS. He's also in the starting lineup in Game 1 tonight...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers keep outfielder Rajai Davis on ALDS roster despite injury

  Outfielder Rajai Davis has been placed on the Detroit Tigers' 25-man roster for their American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles. Davis has been trying to bounce back from a pelvic strain he sustained Saturday night in a game against the Minnesota Twins. He did not play Sunday, and on Wednesday afternoon manager Brad Ausmus wasn't sure if Davis would be part...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hernan Perez, Kyle Lobstein and Rajai Davis all on Tigers ALDS roster

Moments after the Orioles released their ALDS roster the Detroit Tigers announced their’s ahead of this evening’s game one match up from Baltimore. Again some notables for Tigers fans include Kyle Lobstein and Hernan Perez both making the cut. Rajai Davis also made the cut as well despite dealing with a groin injury that may keep him out for the entire opening round against...
Via The Majors Detroit
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Rajai Davis still uncertain for ALDS

The Detroit Tigers have until Thursday, October 2, at 10:00 a.m. EDT to submit their 25-man roster for the American League Division Series. The first game begins Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The hold up is manager Brad Ausmus's decision whether or not to include center fielder Rajai Davis. MLB.com's Jason Beck has reported that Davis's status is still uncertain as of mid-afternoon on...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit's Davis out of starting lineup vs Twins

DETROIT (AP) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against Minnesota because of a sprain around his midsection. Detroit can clinch the AL Central title with a win. Davis hurt himself Saturday night against the Twins. Detroit is describing the injury as a sprain of the pubic symphysis, and trainer Kevin Rand said he was ''very encouraged'' by the fact that Davis...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajai Davis out of Sunday's lineup after sustaining rare injury

DETROIT -- Rajai Davis is out of Sunday's lineup after sustaining a rare injury Saturday night, but he hopes to be back for Detroit's next game. Whenever that might be. Davis suffered a grade-one pubic symphsis strain while running out a ground ball in the second inning. It's an injury not normally seen in athletes, although Tigers trainer Kevin Rand says it occasionally happens...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Rajai Davis sits after early exit

Detroit Tigers speedster Rajai Davis will not play in game 162 today after coming out of Saturday's loss to the Minnesota Twins with what was reported by James Schmehl of MLive.com to be "a Grade 1 sprain of the pubic symphysis". Schmehl tweeted on Sunday morning that Davis would not start, with Ezequiel Carrera playing center instead:No Rajai Davis -- which certainly isn't a...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers OF Davis injured against Minnesota

DETROIT (AP) Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis has left Saturday night's game against Minnesota with an apparent injury. Davis appeared to hurt himself while grounding out in the second inning, and he came out immediately after that. Detroit didn't immediately announce what the injury was. The Tigers have been trying to hold on atop the AL Central, and they will be in the playoffs next...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers lose Rajai Davis to apparent leg injury

DETROIT -- The Tigers might have sustained a significant blow to their championship hopes early in Saturday night's game against the Twins. On a night Detroit was hoping to clinch another AL Central title, they lost center fielder Rajai Davis to an apparent leg injury in the second inning. Davis was trying to beat out a two-out grounder when he slowed to a walk and ended up coming...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Cervelli takes foul tip to the nuts, miraculously stays in game (video)

New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli was on the receiving end of foul tip off the bat of Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis during the 5th inning of Wednesday’s 8-4 win. While a catcher catching a foul ball off any part of his body in and of itself can be a bad thing — even […] The post Francisco Cervelli takes foul tip to the nuts, miraculously stays in game (video...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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