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Faster Tigers hope to take advantage of speed this season

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Speed can kill and the Tigers want to use it to their advantage this year. With players like Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, the Tigers will never be considered a super-fast team. But they're not slow either. Last season they were seventh in the league in stolen bases with 106. Top-ranked Kansas City had 153. That's a far cry from 2013 when they were dead last...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Tigers vs. The American League Central: Part 2 – The Outfield/DH

How do the Detroit Tigers stack up against the American League Central Division? We’ve ranked all the starters from each of the five members of the division and will show you how they ranked. Using a modified version of the WAR statistic (Wins Above Replacement), the players and ultimately the teams will be ranked. Method: I’ve modified the WAR statistic to give a rating of...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 days ago  |  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

Game 2014.158: White Sox at Tigers

Now that was some Septober baseball. It didn’t begin that way: for the 2nd consecutive night the Tiger bats were having trouble, and Detroit went into the 5th with 18 consecutive scoreless innings behind them. One single by Rajai Davis changed that. After moving to 2nd on a ground out, he stole third and then scored on the throw, and just like that Rajai had run the Tigers onto...
Via Tigers Weblog
September 24, 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

Yankees’ Francisco Cervelli Takes Foul Ball To Groin, Stays In Game (Video)

Catchers wear a ton of protective equipment both inside and outside of their uniforms, but sometimes that’s not enough. Francisco Cervelli got a tough reminder of that Wednesday night. The New York Yankees catcher was felled by a foul ball from Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis. That’s nothing out of the ordinary, as catchers get hit by foul balls all the time. It’s usually...
Via NESN.com
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Cervelli Takes Foul Ball to Man Parts, Immediately Collapses and Announcers Think It’s His Collarbone

Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli took a Rajai Davis foul tip directly to his genitals during Wednesday’s win in Detroit. Naturally, he immediately collapses on the dirt, writhing in pain: The Yankees announcers were apparently not watching the flight of the baseball, thinking the veteran catcher was struck in the collarbone. They quickly realize it went significantly further...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rusney Is Puig Latin For Steals

The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo by the Boston Red Sox has everybody excited. Like other Cuban players, scouts were limited in the amount of looks they were able to get and so the information we have on him is somewhat limited as well. The one tool that is not in question is his speed. A 30+ steal season from Castillo is a possibility as soon as 2015. The power is...
Via Razzball
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Rumors: Red Sox ‘Favorite’ for Rusney Castillo, Tigers Still in the Chase

The Detroit Tigers could use some help in center field, but it may have to come from someone other than Rusney Castillo. The coveted Cuban defector continues to mull over his MLB prospects, with several teams including the Tigers pursuing him. Jon Heyman of CBSSports reported Friday morning that the Boston Red Sox appear to be leading the chase. Boston remains “heavily involved”...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Rusney Castillo edition

The Detroit Tigers might finally dip their hand into the waters and pull a Cuban ballplayer to the Motor City. Recent and prolific successes gained by defectors Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig, and Jose Abreu have drawn attention to one man – Rusney Castillo. Castillo last played in Cuba in 2012. He’s a 27-year old, stocky outfielder, standing just 5’9’’ but weighing a shade...
Via isportsweb.com
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense not helping struggling Tigers

DETROIT -- It's well-documented that the Tigers' offense hasn't been great since the All-Star break, but the defense isn't helping either. In Sunday's 8-1 loss to the Mariners, the Tigers committed three errors, one each from first baseman Victor Martinez, left fielder Rajai Davis and third baseman Nick Castellanos. Those errors led to four unearned runs for the Mariners. "It was...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ezequiel Carrera makes an amazing diving catch

With the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the 3rd inning, a deep fly to the left-center corner off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury was absolutely robbed by Ezequiel Carrera, the rookie lefty who is platooning with Rajai Davis now that Austin Jackson has been traded to the Seattle Mariners as part of the David Price deadline deal. It surely would’ve earned an OHHHH CARRERA...
Via Detroit4lyfe
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Get Out Of My Dreams and Into My Carrera

Two of the smaller pieces that stand to gain value after Thursday's massive trade deadline are Tiger center fielders Ezequiel Carrera and Rajai Davis. The two will see all of the starts in center now that Austin Jackson has been traded. Davis should see the majority of playing time between the two speedsters, but Carrera could still be good for SAGNOF in some deep leagues or...
Via Razzball
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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