Detroit Tigers: Are changes coming?

Brad Ausmus Before then game on Tuesday against the Oakland Atheltics the Detroit Tigers made a flury of moves involving their triple a affiliate, Toledo Mud Hens. Rajai Davis was put on paternity leave after his wife gave birth to their second child. Replacing him will be Daniel Fields, who is batting .269 with three home runs and 20 RBIs with the Mudhens. Shortly after that the...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Local Detroit Tigers prospect to make major-league debut

The Tigers have called up outfield prospect Daniel Fields from Triple-A Toledo to join the team for Tuesday's series opener against the Oakland A's, according to The Detroit News. Fields, who will suit up for the big league club for the first time in his pro career, posted the news on Twitter late Tuesday night. Fields will take the place of outfielder Rajai Davis, who was placed...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special, Week 9: Sell Steven Souza?

This is the SAGNOF Special "broken record edition" where I repeat things I've touched on in the past.  Danny Santana bad.  Rajai Davis good.  But let's start with: sell Steven Souza.  Why?  So many reasons, but the most important are his 37% K rate and 35.7% HR/FB.  The K rate is bound to come down some, but how much?  32-35% might still be too high for Souza to have great...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price Pitches Detroit Tigers to Victory

Detroit Tigers’ Rajai Davis hits an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The Tigers won 1-0. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Behind a strong outing from left hander David Price and an early run, the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland Athletics by a score of 1-0 on Tuesday. Price threw seven strong innings...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.47: Tigers at Athletics

Well, that was a forgettable start to the road trip, wasn’t it? Actually, it wasn’t as forgettable as I wish it were. It was also, somehow, the first time they were shut out this season. If you knew that one of the teams on the field last night was the worst in baseball, it would have been hard to guess which one: the A’s kicking the ball around like they had taken the field...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Quarter Report: Waiver Wire Pickups

We’re now a quarter of the way through the 2015 MLB season which means you should have a pretty good idea of how good your fantasy baseball team is. Everyone has an area that they’re looking to improve and that’s what I’m here for. I’ll be highlighting guys who you actually have a chance of snagging off the waiver wire, not fantasy studs that are owned in every functioning...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians activate catcher Gomes

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians have activated catcher Yan Gomes, who has been out with a sprained right knee, from the 15-day disabled list. Gomes is starting behind the plate and batting seventh Sunday against Cincinnati. Gomes was injured on April 11 when he attempted to catch a throw home on a slide by Detroit's Rajai Davis. Gomes had his right foot on the plate and Davis...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gomes activated, in Indians lineup for series finale

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians have activated catcher Yan Gomes, who has been out with a sprained right knee, from the 15-day disabled list. Gomes is starting behind the plate and batting seventh Sunday against Cincinnati. Gomes was injured on April 11 when he attempted to catch a throw home on a slide by Detroit's Rajai Davis. Gomes had his right foot on the plate and Davis...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Didn’t Brad Ausmus Leave Rajai Davis in Sunday Night’s Game?

After much deliberation over what went down during the Detroit Tigers’ frustrating 2-1 Sunday night loss to Kansas City, just one question remains unanswered … Not why Brad Ausmus pulled Miguel Cabrera for a pinch-runner. It backfired, obviously, in part because Davis did not even attempt a steal despite being on the bases for the next five batters. It’s also not why Ausmus...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.26: Tigers at Royals

David Price responded in true ace form yesterday, with a 5 hit masterpiece that was 1 out from being a complete game shutout. KC fans went nuts after Cain hit a bomb to trim the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the 9th, but Price responded by striking out Hosmer in 4 pitches. It was a desperately need win b/c the prospects of being swept in a 4 game series against what looks to be our...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2015.20: Tigers at Twins

The Tigers are back to winning, taking the Indians series with a 2-game winning streak, and now they get the Twins, who they dominated by a combined score of 22-1 to start the season. It would be nice to get some momentum to take on the road to Kansas City on Friday. The victory Sunday came with a cost, however, as Rajai Davis had to leave the game with a groin strain and is day...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special: Part Time Speed

Rajai Davis is, once again, a SAGNOF-ian legend.  Again, again, again, was exactly what he did on Saturday when the 34-year-old outfielder stole 3 bases.  This year he might just be the best fantasy player of all those playing only part time (the other player fighting for this honor, in my opinion, is Alex Guerrero).  He has 6 stolen bases despite starting in only 9 of 18 games...
Via Razzball
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Youch! Gomes out 6-8 weeks with MCL sprain

As if dropping the first two games of their series against the Detroit Tigers was not a big enough blow, the Cleveland Indians will be forced to go to battle without catcher Yan Gomes. An MRI confirms that Gomes has a mild sprain of his right MCL and will miss the next six-to-eight weeks, an injury which occurred in the final minutes of Saturday afternoon’s 9-6 loss. After the...
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April 12, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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