Rajai Davis
OF/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Davis was the offensive star on Monday, going 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and a stolen base against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder has been very strong this month, hitting .324 in August. On top of the lofty average, he has two homers, five RBI and seven stolen bases in that time frame. His 11 home runs is a career-high for the 35-year-old, and his 32 steals is far better than the 18 he managed a season ago.

Rajai Davis
OF/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Terry Francona has made a concerted effort to carve out more starts lately for Abraham Almonte, whose hot hitting is beginning to cost Davis some at-bats. The veteran speedster will now sit for the third time in six games and could be forced to occupy the small side of a platoon in left field with Almonte, a switch-hitter who finds himself in the lineup Sunday with righty Jered Weaver pitching for the Angels.

Rajai Davis
OF/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Davis is out of the lineup for Thursday's contest against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Davis will get a regular day off Thursday, with Abraham Almonte taking over in left as the team faces right-hander Jhoulys Chacin. Since the start of August, Davis is 7-for-24 with one home run and three RBI.

Rajai Davis
OF/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Davis went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two RBI, a walk and two runs in Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran outfielder went deep in the seventh for his 10th homer of the season, which was preceded by a game-tying RBI single in the fifth. Davis has back-to-back two-hit efforts, and the round-tripper was his first since way back on July 2 against the Blue Jays.

Rajai Davis
OF/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Davis is out of the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the fourth time in the past six games that Davis will be out of the lineup. Abraham Almonte will get the start in left field as the team faces right-hander Michael Pineda. It bears repeating that Davis has been having a good season to this point (.257/.317/.401 with nine home runs, 36 RBI and 52 runs) but it would be wise to watch his playing time over the next couple weeks.

Rajai Davis
OF/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Davis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Davis will be held out for the third time in the last four games, which is a disturbing trend, given the fact that he is right-handed and could theoretically be headed for the short side of the platoon. He has had an excellent season, so it is too quick to pull the plug in most formats, but keep an eye on his playing time over the next week or two, as the good times could be coming to an end. Abraham Almonte is starting in left field and hitting eighth Wednesday.

Rajai Davis
OF/DH CLE
4 weeks ago

Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

With manager Terry Francona opting to deploy utility man Jose Ramirez at third base more frequently of late, Davis has received more opportunities to pick up time in the outfield. He had started the previous four games for the Tribe, and should be in position for at least semi-regular starting duties going forward, barring the acquisition of another outfielder prior to Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Rajai Davis
OF/DH CLE
1 month ago

Davis is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Friday's absence will mark Davis' fourth in the team's last six games. The 35-year-old ranks second in the American League in stolen bases with 24 and he's already set a career high with nine home runs, but Tyler Naquin's emergence may lead to more days off for the veteran down the stretch.

Rajai Davis
OF/DH CLE
1 month ago

Davis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Davis is sitting out for the second time in three games this series, and it only looks as though his playing time will begin to grow more scarce from here. With Tyler Naquin and Lonnie Chisenhall both owning on-base percentages over .340 for the season and star outfielder Michael Brantley (shoulder) closing in on a return from the DL, Davis may have to settle for only a couple starts per week.R

Rajai Davis
OF/DH CLE
2 months ago

Davis is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Davis will take a seat after starting seven straight games for manager Terry Francona, giving way to Jose Ramirez in left field. The 35-year-old is just starting to head up again heading into the Midsummer Classic, as he owns a 1.142 OPS over that seven-game stretch.