Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:23:07 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Rajai Davis (hamstring) will not start for the straight day Saturday, April 22, against the Seattle Mariners due to a hamstring injury. OF Jaff Decker will start in center field in his place.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:37:11 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics OF Rajai Davis (hamstring) is considered day-to-day because of a mild left hamstring injury.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:25:15 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Rajai Davis (hamstring) sustained a strained left hamstring during the team's game Thursday, April 20, and will not play Friday, April 21. Neither Davis nor manager Bob Melvin believe the injury to be serious.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 18:37:31 -0800
The Oakland Athletics have signed free-agent OF Rajai Davis (Indians) to a one-year contract. The deal will pay $6 million, although The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports Davis can earn $450,000 in performance bonuses.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:06:30 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is batting first in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Tuesday, July 26. 1B Carlos Santana is batting fifth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Davis has four hits and one RBI over the last four games and would receive extra at-bats if he remains in the leadoff spot. Davis can be an option in daily fantasy leagues but is not a strong option. Santana has posted solid numbers this season and is a fine starting option in most leagues.
Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:22:13 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is not in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, July 24.
Fantasy Tip: Davis is in a loose split for playing time with Tyler Naquin, Lonnie Chisenhall and Jose Ramirez, and the veteran Davis could be the odd-man out most frequently against righties. Davis has been solid this season with 48 runs, nine home runs, 35 RBI, 24 stolen bases and a .263/.323/.420 slash line, but fewer at-bats going forward would be a serious hindrance to his fantasy value.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:06:36 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is not in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, July 22.
Fantasy Tip: Davis is in jeopardy of receiving fewer starts going forward, if he hasn't already seen a cut in playing time. He has only started three of seven games since the All-Star break, after all. It could be a prime time to sell high on Davis. He should maintain some value because of his speed, but slotting in as a specialist against lefties is a significant concern.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:38:51 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Tyler Naquin is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 19, against the Kansas City Royals. OF Rajai Davis replaces Naquin and leads off against SP Brian Flynn.
Fantasy Tip: Naquin is out due to the lefty-lefty matchup. A previous post suggests to play Davis because of the damage he can do at the top of the lineup, especially against an unfamiliar Kansas City pitcher.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:32:24 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is in the leadoff spot Tuesday, July 19, against Kansas City Royals SP Brian Flynn.
Fantasy Tip: With a .260-9-34 hitting line and 24 stolen bases, Davis is a double threat leading off. This, plus the combination of a relatively new pitcher, means Cleveland may be testing a new lineup to see if it can get to Flynn right away. Davis is a must-play in all formats with that combo of power and speed.
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:46:22 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Rajai Davis is not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson Sunday, July 17. OF Abraham Almonte will start in left field and is batting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Almonte has only two hits in 16 at-bats this month and probably should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.