7:38 PM EST, Fri February 24, 2017
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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.

Rajai Davis triples, scores in A’s first intrasquad game

Rajai Davis, who was last spotted rounding the bases after a dramatic game-tying homer in the ninth inning of Game 7 of the World Series last fall, made a little noise in his first intrasquad game with Oakland since 2010. Davis, who signed with the A’s as a free agent this offseason, tripled his first time up, off A’s No. 2 starter Kendall Graveman, and catcher Stephen Vogt immediately drove Davis in with a single up the middle. Sonny Gray started for the “home” team on Field 4 at Fitch Park and allowed two hits, a single by Alejandro De Aza (who then stole second) and an RBI double...
Plain Dealer Feb 21, 2017
Who will become Cleveland Indians top thief with Rajai Davis gone? Hey, Hoynsie

Who will become Cleveland Indians top thief with Rajai Davis gone? Hey, Hoynsie

Well-preserved Rajai Davis, who led the American League last season with 43 steals for the Indians, now plays for Oakland. Who will replace Davis as the Indians' top thief this year?
Plain Dealer Feb 18, 2017
Will Carlos Santana stay in leadoff spot for Cleveland Indians? Hey, Hoynsie

Will Carlos Santana stay in leadoff spot for Cleveland Indians? Hey, Hoynsie

Last year Carlos Santana and Rajai Davis carried the load in the leadoff spot for the Tribe. Santana is back this season, but Davis signed with Oakland. What does that mean for the top spot in the lineup?
Sacramento Bee Feb 16, 2017

Rajai Davis eager to get started in second stint with A's

Rajai Davis pulled on his Athletics cap straight away when he walked into Hohokam Stadium, then grabbed his sparkling new white cleats specked with green and took an admiring glance …

Rajai Davis bring positive attitude, speed to A’s camp

New Oakland center fielder Rajai Davis was so excited to don the A’s jersey again after an absence of seven years that he put it on over his street clothes to speak to the media and introduce himself to staff members. Rajai, the major-league stolen base leader last year, will be in the leadoff spot, while Davis, who crushed 42 homers in 2016, is the cleanup man. Twenty five of those homers came with the bases empty, and Rajai Davis was signed to help change that. Oakland’s leadoff hitters were the worst in the majors last year, with a big-league low .289 on-base percentage and .242...
CSN Bay Area Feb 16, 2017

Rajai Davis, Matt Joyce bring different skills to A's new outfield

MESA, Ariz. Two-thirds of the As new outfield arrived from Connecticut and reported to camp Thursday, and both players were thrilled to reach their destination.For Matt Joyce, the Arizona sunshine was welcome after two feet of snow dumped over the past 10 days at his home near Hartford. He flew cross-country with his wife, Brittany, 1-month-old daughter Kensington and their three dogs.
Plain Dealer Feb 13, 2017

The top 10 moments in Progressive Field history: Here's how you voted

We asked for you to rank your top 10 moments in Progressive Field history and you delivered, just as Rajai Davis did against Aroldis Chapman in Game 7 of the World Series.

How Sonny Gray fares this spring is top A’s concern

How Sonny Gray fares this spring is top A’s concern Usually, the A’s like to make some waves during the offseason. Was Kaval the team’s major acquisition heading into the season? Or were the A’s handful of moves this winter enough to create some intrigue when the team’s pitchers and catchers report to camp in Mesa, Ariz., on Tuesday? Oakland brought back three former members of the team: outfielder Rajai Davis, reliever Santiago Casilla and infielder Adam Rosales, and also added free-agent third baseman Trevor Plouffe and Matt Joyce. Oakland moved corner infielder Danny...

Q&A with Rajai Davis: Rickey Henderson, the art of base-stealing and getting to MLB

In part one of a two part series, Rajai tells us about the art of base-stealing
Plain Dealer Feb 8, 2017
Ranking the Cleveland Indians' top 10 moments in Progressive Field history

Ranking the Cleveland Indians' top 10 moments in Progressive Field history

Each year, the Indians include a list of the top 10 moments in Progressive Field history in the team's media guide. For the first time in a few years, the Indians' staff has a new entry for the list: Rajai Davis' two-out, eighth-inning home run that snuck over the left-field wall to tie Game 7 of the World Series.
Outside Pitch Feb 6, 2017

Oakland Athletics Sign Trevor Plouffe to a one-year deal for $5.25 million

The Oakland Athletics have signed Trevor Plouffe to their roster for one-year on a $5.25 million deal. Plouffe is heading to Oakland as another January addition to the Athletics roster for the 2017 season. The 30-year-old right-hander will add a productive bat and solid glove to Oakland’s infield. Outside of the deal for Rajai Davis, […] The post Oakland Athletics Sign Trevor Plouffe to a one-year deal for $5.25 million appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Grand Rapids Press Jan 25, 2017
Ex-Tiger Austin Jackson close to signing with Indians, reports say

Ex-Tiger Austin Jackson close to signing with Indians, reports say

Jackson was mentioned among a handful of veteran free agents who might be good fits for the Tigers as they seek to replace Cameron Maybin. DETROIT -- Former Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson is close to signing a minor-league deal with the Cleveland Indians, according to reports from Cleveland.com and others. Jackson will be trying to replace another former Tiger, Rajai Davis, who played for the Indians in 2016 but left for the Oakland Athletics in free agency. Jackson was mentioned among a handful of veteran free agents who might be good fits for the...

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