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Offseason In Review: Indians reload, sign Encarnacion in hopes to bring home title

Offseason In Review: Indians reload, sign Encarnacion in hopes to bring home title

Cleveland Indians (94-67) Key Additions Signed Edwin Encarnacion for 3 years, $60 million Signed Boone Logan for 1 year, $5.5 million Signed Austin Jackson to a minor-league deal Signed Chris Colabello to a minor-league deal Key Subtractions Rajai Davis signed with Athletics Mike Napoli signed with Rangers The Indians came oh so close to winning the World Series for the first time in 58 years in 2016. Unfortunately, they lost in seven games to the Cubs. Not only that, but they lost an 8-7 game in 10 innings in Game 7 and allowed the Cubs to come back from a 3-1 series deficit. Yes, the...
Athletics Nation Mar 14, 2017
Jake Smolinski needs surgery, Oakland A’s outfield competition narrows

Jake Smolinski needs surgery, Oakland A’s outfield competition narrows

Oakland A’s outfielder Jake Smolinski will have shoulder surgery on Friday, reports Susan Slusser of the S.F. Chronicle. Slusser goes on to mention that there is “no timetable for Smolinski’s return.” Smolinski was competing for a role in Oakland’s thin outfield. The A’s have Khris and Rajai Davis holding down two full-time spots, but RF Matt Joyce will need a right-handed platoon partner to pair with, and Smolinski was a top candidate for that job due to his mammoth splits against lefty pitching. With Smolinski out of the picture, Mark Canha figures to be a lock now for that...
Athletics Nation Mar 4, 2017
Spring Training Game #8: A’s versus Indians

Spring Training Game #8: A’s versus Indians

In a rematch of Tuesday's contest, the A's will be hosting the Indians. Rajai Davis will be leading off against his former team and Sean Manaea is getting the start on the mound. Chapman was due to start at third base for the A's today, but he stubbed his toe and broke a nail, and has been replaced by Renato Nunez at the hot corner. A's Lineup: 1: Rajai Davis, CF - 2: Jed Lowrie, 2B - 3: Matt Joyce, RF - 4: Khris Davis, LF - 5: Stephen Vogt, DH - 6: Yonder Alonso, 1B - 7: Renato Nunez, 3B - 8: Bruce Maxwell, C - 9: Chad Pinder, SS Pitching: Sean Manaea Indians' Lineup 1: Brandon Guyer, DH -...
Akron Beacon Journal Mar 3, 2017

Indians look to make up for lack of pure speed with aggressive base running in 2017

As they are currently constructed, the Indians know they won’t be able to replace Rajai Davis’ speed on the base paths. They know it’s highly likely that they won’t steal as many bases as they did last season, when Davis led the American League with 43. Their goal is to moreso mimic the style of another free-agent loss this past offseason, that being Mike Napoli, an aggressive, albeit much slower base runner. If the Indians can’t rely on pure speed, they’re going to try to make up for it with smarts and aggressiveness. “I thought between Raj coming with his speed and Napoli...

Indians look to make up for lack of pure speed with aggressive base running in 2017

The Indians as currently constructed know they won’t be able to replace Rajai Davis’ speed on the base paths. They know it’s highly likely that they won’t steal as many bases as they did last season, when Davis led the American League with 43. Their goal is to more-so mimic the style of another free-agent loss this past offseason, that being Mike Napoli, an aggressive, albeit much slower base runner. If the Indians can’t rely on pure speed, they’re going to try to make up for it with smarts and aggressiveness. “I thought between Raj coming with his speed and Napoli...
Athletics Nation Feb 27, 2017
Spring Game #3: Oakland A’s vs. San Francisco Giants

Spring Game #3: Oakland A’s vs. San Francisco Giants

Go A’s!! Lineup: Rajai Davis, CFMatt Joyce, RFRyon Healy, 1BKhris Davis, DHStephen Vogt, CMarcus Semien, SSMatt Chapman, 3BJoey Wendle, 2BJaff Decker, LF Kendall Graveman, P
CSN Bay Area Feb 25, 2017

Heyward surprised Cubs fans didn’t boo A’s OF Davis more

New A's outfielder Rajai Davis nearly kept the Cubs' World Series curse alive with one swing of the bat last year, and Jason Heyward certainly hasn't forgot about it.
CSN Chicago Feb 25, 2017

Jason Heyward surprised Cubs fans didn’t boo Rajai Davis more

MESA, Ariz. The Cactus League crowds are different than the ones packed into Wrigley Field. It was only a meaningless split-squad game on a
Chicago Sun-Times Feb 25, 2017
Game 8? Cubs and Indians get reacquainted Sunday in Mesa

Game 8? Cubs and Indians get reacquainted Sunday in Mesa

Cub fans got a chance to boo Rajai Davis Saturday when the ex-Indian led off for the A's, and more playoff reminders are all over the spring schedule.
CSN Bay Area Feb 24, 2017

Rajai Davis hitting leadoff in A's exhibition opener Saturday

MESA, Ariz. As manager Bob Melvin announced his lineup for Saturdays exhibition opener against the Chicago Cubs, and at least the top of the order has an Opening Day look to it.Rajai Davis will lead off and handle center field, and thats the role Melvin envisioned for him when he was signed in the winter as a free agent. Marcus Semien will bat second, a spot that could also potentially be occupied by Jed Lowrie were he in the lineup at second base.

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