Rajai Davis OF/DH DET 4 weeks ago

Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Davis will sit for the second straight day, as manager Brad Ausmus will once again use the left-handed Anthony Gose in center field. Although Gose batted just .169 in the month of June, it appears a soft platoon between him and Davis remains the case moving forward.

Rajai Davis OF/DH DET 1 month ago

Davis is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates

Davis started four consecutive games last week, albeit with three of those coming against left-handed starters. The Tigers will use a slumping Anthony Gose in center field for a second straight day, but Davis could eventually push for more playing time if the 24-year-old doesn't come around.

Rajai Davis OF/DH DET 1 month ago

Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

Davis was in the lineup the previous three games with the White Sox bringing lefties to the hill, but he also got the start at the top of the order ahead of Anthony Gose in the preceding two games against the Indians when right-handers started. With that in mind, it appears Gose's struggles in recent weeks have allowed Davis to pass him up on the depth chart, perhaps spelling an end to the hard platoon. Davis will pick up a rest Sunday, but if Gose fails to ignite the offense, don't be surprised if Davis is back in there for the Tigers' next game Tuesday against right-handed Pirates ace Gerrit Cole.

Rajai Davis OF/DH DET 1 month ago

Davis will start in center field and bat leadoff for Wednesday's game against the Indians.

Davis will get the start over the slumping Anthony Gose on Wednesday even though right-hander Danny Salazar will get the start for the Indians. Wednesday's start will be Davis' third in four days, and he could see several more in the near future with the Tigers set to face a left-hander each day from Thursday through Saturday.

Rajai Davis OF/DH DET 2 months ago

Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians.

Davis was surprisingly in the lineup Saturday as the leadoff hitter against the right-handed Justin Verlander, but he'll revert to his normal bench role against with another righty in Corey Kluber scheduled to take the hill Sunday. The outfielder, who produced a pair of two-hit efforts and picked up a stolen base in the first two games of the series, is only 1-for-6 for his career against Kluber. Anthony Gose draws the starting assignment in center field Sunday.

Rajai Davis OF/DH DET 2 months ago

Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

With lefties starting the first two games of the series for the White Sox, Davis found himself in the leadoff spot for both contests, going 2-for-11 with a stolen base. Davis will head back to the bench Sunday in favor of Anthony Gose, as right-hander Jeff Samardzija takes the hill for Chicago.

Rajai Davis OF/DH DET 2 months ago

Davis (paternity) will start in center field and lead off Friday against the White Sox.

Davis spent several days away from the club tending to the birth of his child, but will slot back in Friday to face lefty Jose Quintana. John Danks is due up for Chicago on Saturday, so Davis will likely make it two in a row in place of Anthony Gose in center field.

Rajai Davis OF/DH DET 2 months ago

Davis (paternity) is expected to rejoin the Tigers for Friday's game against the White Sox, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Davis is thus in line to miss the maximum of three games that's allowed for a player on the paternity list. In his brief absence, Tyler Collins and Daniel Fields will serve as the backup outfielders.

Rajai Davis OF/DH DET 2 months ago

Davis is being placed on the paternity list Tuesday, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Davis has been with his wife since Monday, and he'll miss one-to-three games while on the paternity list. The Tigers are calling up fellow outfielder Daniel Fields to temporarily replace Davis on the 25-man roster.

Rajai Davis OF/DH DET 2 months ago

Davis is not in the lineup Saturday against the Angels.

A series of opposing lefty starters kept Davis atop the order for the last three days, but he will give way to Anthony Gose on Saturday with right-hander Jered Weaver on the bump for the Angels. Davis' OPS against left-handed pitching this season is nearly 200 points higher than his mark against right-handers.