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Rajai Davis went 1-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and swiped his sixth base of the season in Friday's loss to the Angels.

Davis has seen more playing time than anticipated in the first month of the season due to the injury to Andy Dirks, and is making the most of his playing time. He's an elite source of stolen bases and is even hitting .325/.391/.400.

Rajai Davis OF DET 6 Days

Rajai Davis went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored against the Padres on Saturday.

Davis is usually good for one or two steals when he reaches base three times in a game, but he didn't try any tonight. He's hit .320 with five steals while playing in seven of the Tigers' nine games.

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Rajai Davis (hamstring) said he felt fine Tuesday after playing three innings in left field.

He'll play five innings in the field on Wednesday. Davis missed a week of action with a strained right hamstring, but it's looking like he'll be ready to go for Opening Day as long as he can avoid a setback.

Rajai Davis OF DET 29 Days

Rajai Davis (hamstring) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action on Sunday or Monday.

Davis hasn't played since last weekend due to a tight hamstring. Any leg injury to a speedster is a bit worrisome, but the Tigers appear to just be playing things cautiously here.

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Rajai Davis (hamstring) was scratched from Tuesday's lineup as a precaution.

Davis was scratched Monday due to a tight hamstring and isn't quite ready to return to game action. His speed is the biggest part of his game, so the Tigers aren't going to push things. The hope is that he'll be ready to go Friday.

Rajai Davis OF DET 1 Month

Rajai Davis was scratched from Monday's lineup due to a tight hamstring.

It's viewed as a precaution, but it would have made little sense to push Davis especially since he derives so much of his value from his legs. "It was my call," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He said he could play." Davis should be back in there later this week.

Rajai Davis OF DET 1 Month

Rajai Davis went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a steal as the Tigers' leadoff hitter Monday.

Davis has had brutal numbers against right-handers the last few years, and Dave Dombrowski reiterated after Andy Dirks' injury that Davis was signed to start against left-handers. Manager Brad Ausmus, on the other hand, seems to think Davis might be just fine as a full-timer initially. How Davis performs the rest of the spring could well decide the matter. If Davis is a full-timer initially, then he'd be a nice option in mixed leagues because of all of the steals. His start today came against a righty, though his double was off a left-handed reliever.

Rajai Davis OF DET 4 Months

Tigers signed OF Rajai Davis to a two-year, $10 million contract.

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca passed along the contract details. Davis, 33, batted .260/.312/.375 with six homers and 45 stolen bases this past season and figures to platoon with Andy Dirks in left field in Detroit.

Rajai Davis OF DET 4 Months

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports that Rajai Davis' two-year deal with the Tigers is worth $10 million.

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi previously reported that Davis would make around $9 million or $10 million, but the number is now confirmed. The 33-year-old outfielder made $2.5 million this past season, so he has doubled his salary with his new deal.

Rajai Davis OF DET 4 Months

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that Rajai Davis' two-year deal with the Tigers is worth around $9 million or $10 million total.

Davis earned $2.5 million this past season with the Blue Jays, so he might double his salary in his new deal. He projects to share playing time with Andy Dirks in left field, which means that Shin-Soo Choo will likely land elsewhere.