Rajai Davis OF/DH CLE 1 week ago

Davis homered and knocked in two runs in a 1-for-3 game Monday against the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After sitting in the first game of Monday's doubleheader, Davis made a big impact in the second game via the long ball. Davis has five home runs already and could make a run for his first double-digit home run of his career at this rate. Davis hit eight in 2012, 2014 and 2015, and that remains his career high.

Rajai Davis OF/DH CLE 1 week ago

Davis is not in the lineup for game one of the Indians' doubleheader against the White Sox on Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Davis has picked things up at the plate lately, garnering 10 hits, 12 runs, and nine RBI over the past week, but he'll head to the bench for a normal game off. However, there's a good chance that the Indians just want to rest their center fielder so that he can play the full nine innings in the nightcap of their doubleheader, so keep an eye out for game two's lineup. Michael Martinez will take his spot in center field for game one.

Rajai Davis OF/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Davis put the finishing touches on a destructive four-game series against the Reds on Thursday, going 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, a steal, two RBI and a run.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Boy, he's going to miss seeing Cincy uniforms on the mound, but they won't miss him. Davis ripped off multi-hit efforts in all four games of this home-and-home set, finishing a sparkling 9-for-16 with two homers, three doubles, two steals, nine RBI and 10 runs. To put that in its proper context, consider that he'd gone just 5-for-44 with one extra-base hit over his prior 13 games. That said, Davis may be able to carry this momentum forward into the weekend series against the Red Sox, who haven't exactly pitched well this season despite their fine record.

Rajai Davis OF/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Davis hit two homers, drew a walk and struck out three times in six trips to the plate Wednesday against the Reds. He stole a base, drove in three runs and scored three of his own.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Now that's one heck of a three-true-outcomes day, and it comes from a guy who doesn't do any of those things very prolifically -- he's never hit double-digit homers, doesn't walk often and makes a lot of contact. But for one night, Davis transformed magically into Rob Deer, continuing what's now a three-game streak of incredible productivity. Over that span, he's gone 7-for-12 with five walks and an insane nine runs scored.

Rajai Davis OF/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Davis went 3-for-3 with two walks, three RBI and four runs scored in Tuesday's 13-1 win over the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Though he served as the No. 9 hitter in the contest, Davis was at the epicenter of the Tribe's offensive outburst, and was able to provide ample returns in runs and RBI as a result. Davis' place in the lineup is occasionally volatile, but he should be in line for regular at-bats while he remains hot. He's now gone 5-for-7 with four walks, four RBI, and six runs in the first two games of the series with the Reds.

Rajai Davis OF/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

Davis went 2-for-4 with two walks, two runs and an RBI in Monday's 15-6 win over the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Benched Sunday after going 0-for-18 over his preceding four games, Davis broke out in Monday's series opener while claiming the top spot in the order. Davis will still have to battle rookie Tyler Naquin for at-bats, but with Michael Brantley (shoulder) back on the DL, he'll likely have a longer leash than normal.

Rajai Davis OF/DH CLE 2 weeks ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

After going 0-for-18 with four strikeouts over the previous four games to drop his batting average 46 points, Davis will mercifully receive the day off to clear his head. Tyler Naquin will cover center field in Davis's stead, and could be in line for more at-bats if Davis is unable to get out of his slump upon returning to action.

Rajai Davis OF/DH CLE 3 weeks ago

Davis isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Davis will sit out after starting the last three games, paving the way for Lonnie Chisenhall to make a rare start in center field. Even in his age-35 season, Davis continues to be productive for the Tribe, as he's posted a .301 on-base percentage while logging eight steals through 24 games this season.

Rajai Davis OF/DH CLE 1 month ago

Davis is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This makes it three absences (all against right-handed starters) in four games for Davis, who has gone 17-for-61 with two homers and six stolen bases in 18 games so far. Five of his six steals have come when leading off, but Davis' chances atop the order may be limited to when the Indians face a lefty moving forward.

Rajai Davis OF/DH CLE 1 month ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

Davis will sit for the third time in five games, and could be in line for a reserve role more often than not now that Lonnie Chisenhall (forearm) has returned from the DL and Tyler Naquin has emerged as manager Terry Francona's preferred option in center field. The 35-year-old should still find plenty of at-bats though, as he's off to a strong start to the season with a .269 batting average, two homers, eight RBI, and five stolen bases.