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Davis (thumb) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays, James Schmehl of MLive Media Group reports.

Davis left the Tigers' last game Sunday due to the injury, but it appears a team off day Monday was all he needed to recover from the setback. Davis will man center field and bath ninth in the Tigers' batting order Tuesday night.

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Davis had x-rays on his thumb contusion that came back negative for any broken bones, mLive.com reports.

That doesn't yet mean that Davis is safe to play on Tuesday - we've often see players suffer major injuries where the x-rays were negative. It just means that he doesn't have a broken thumb. He'll remain a game-time decision on Tuesday, with the Tigers off Monday.

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Davis left Sunday's game due to a left thumb contusion.

It's unclear exactly when Davis suffered the injury, but he was replaced by Don Kelly in left field. Consider Davis day-to-day at the moment, as Tuesday's pre-game batting practice will likely decide whether or not he'll be in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Rays.

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Davis is out of the lineup Wednesday vs. the Pirates, Matthew Mowery of The Oakland Press reports.

Davis will sit out for the first time in eight games, as Ezequiel Carrera enters the lineup to counter Pirates right-hander Vance Worley. The two players will work in a timeshare in center field following the trade of Austin Jackson, but Davis will continue to benefit from a much larger portion of the at-bats.

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Davis went 3-for-5 with two RBI, one run scored, one double and one stolen base Monday against the Pirates.

Davis is taking advantage of regular playing time now and has seven hits over his last four games. He now has 27 stolen bases on the season and will need to swipe bags in bunches if he is going to record at least 45 steals for the third consecutive season.

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Rajai Davis went 3-for-3 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Davis has enjoyed the month of July thus far, going 14-for-32 (.438) with five RBI and six runs scored. The emergence of J.D. Martinez has complicated the playing time in the Tigers outfield, but Davis' .296/.338/.432 line and 24 steals should continue to get his bat in the lineup semi-regularly in the second half.

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Rajai Davis singled three times and knocked in three runs in four at-bats as the Tigers manhandled the Dodgers in a win on Tuesday.

Throw a dart at the Tigers' lineup to pick a standout star of the game, as everyone was hitting on Tuesday. They banged out 20 hits -- none of them home runs -- while scoring 14 runs against Dodgers pitching. Davis knocked in a pair of runs on two RBI singles, and notched his third RBI with a sacrifice fly. Davis has been an unlikely spark plug for the Tigers, slashing .286/.326/.420 with six home runs, 32 RBI, and 22 stolen bases.

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Rajai Davis hit a walkoff grand slam off Sean Doolittle as the Tigers defeated the A's 5-4 on Monday.

That's some extra degree of difficulty right there, hitting the grand slam down three runs off one of the league's most unhittable pitchers. Davis also singled and stole a base to end June on a high note. It was still hit worst month of the season, which, combined with J.D. Martinez's emergence, has caused him to lose playing time against righties.

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Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Davis swatted three singles after collecting just three hits over his previous 20 at-bats. Davis also stole his first base since June 16, his 21st of the year. With Torii Hunter set to return and J.D. Martinez stating his case to remain in the lineup, Davis' playing time may soon see a hit. Games like Tuesday's could garner a few more starts for the 33-year-old, though.

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Making his first start in four days, Rajai Davis went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and his 20th steal Monday against the Royals.

Davis has been sitting in favor of J.D. Martinez against a lot of righties lately, and that's probably for the best, even though he's hitting better than usual versus righties this year. He's been a useful mixed-league outfielder so far, but that's going to change if he continues to spend so much time on the bench.