Rajai Davis OF DET 2 Months

Davis (groin) will be available to pinch hit for the Tigers, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

The Tigers might be scared about Davis' groin hindering him on the field and basepaths, but they still probably believe in his ability as a hitter. It will be telling if Brad Ausmus gives Davis the green light to steal if the center fielder makes it on base.

Rajai Davis OF DET 2 Months

Davis (groin) is out of the lineup for Game 3 of the ALDS against the Orioles.

Davis exited each of the first two games early because of a groin injury, and it will keep him out of the starting lineup for Game 3. The injury reportedly bothered him more as the temperature cooled, so it wouldn't be surprising if he doesn't make an appearance in the game unless necessary.

Rajai Davis OF DET 2 Months

Davis (groin) didn't do anything in Saturday's workout, according to manager Brad Ausmus, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The team will give Davis, who was lifted early in each of the first two games of the ALDS due to the groin injury, one final look over Sunday morning to see if he can be an option for Game 3. While Davis said he's going to try to play, Ausmus admitted that the cooler weather in the forecast for Sunday is a concern.

Rajai Davis OF DET 2 Months

Davis (groin) said he's going to try to play Sunday, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Davis was lifted early yet again Friday, after only getting one bag on what probably should have been double in the fourth inning. He suffered a Grade 1 groin strain in the second-to-last game of the regular season, which threatened to keep him off the ALDS roster entirely, but Davis said he's feeling better every day and will going to try to give it another go in Game 3. However, the decision on whether or not he'll play will ultimately be made by manager Brad Ausmus.

Rajai Davis OF DET 2 Months

Davis (groin) was removed from Friday's game against the Orioles after hitting a single in the fourth inning.

Davis has been dealing with a groin injury since the last weekend of the regular season, but he was able to tough it out in the first game of the series. After reaching on a single, he appeared to have aggravated the injury, and was replaced by Ezequiel Carrera.

Rajai Davis OF DET 2 Months

Davis (groin) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles.

Davis was subbed out of Thursday's game late in the contest, but it appears his removal was primarily precautionary. He will man center field and hit ninth in Friday's batting order.

Rajai Davis OF DET 2 Months

Davis was pinch hit for late in Thursday's game, but expects to be fine Friday, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports

Davis' groin injury reportedly bothered him more as the temperature cooled, and was pinch hit for when the game was largely out of hand in the ninth inning. While he is considered day-to-day, he should be good to go Friday.

Rajai Davis OF DET 2 Months

Davis (groin) is in the lineup for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Orioles on Thursday.

A groin ailment threatened to keep Davis off the ALDS roster entirely, but not only is he active, he'll start in center and bat ninth against right-hander Chris Tillman in Game 1. Ezequiel Carrera and Don Kelly will both be available should Davis' injury present issues.

Rajai Davis OF DET 2 Months

Davis is on the Tigers' ALDS roster, which was released Thursday, the Oakland Press reports.

Davis' status heading into the initial series against the Orioles was up in the air as of Wednesday night, but manager Brad Ausmus made the call to include the outfielder, who has been dealing with a strained groin for more than a week. Whether or not Davis will play in the series remains to be seen, but his presence on the roster indicates there's a possibility he'll be healthy enough to contribute at some point.

Rajai Davis OF DET 2 Months

Davis (groin) reported improvement Wednesday, but a decision on his roster status for the ALDS still has not been made, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Manager Brad Ausmus has until 10 a.m. ET Thursday to submit his roster for the series, and it sounds like a decision on Davis will come right down to the wire. The skipper said Tuesday that Davis could be a full-go, day-to-day or even left off the roster entirely, and added Wednesday that Davis still needs to do more baseball work to convince the training and coaching staffs of his health.