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Rajai Davis
Rajai Davis
Cleveland Indians – No. 26
Outfielder
Born: October 19, 1980 (1980-10-19) (age 39)
American Flag Norwich, Connecticut
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 14, 2006 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • AL stolen base leader (2016)
  • Hit for the cycle on July 2, 2016
Profile @ Baseball-reference.com


Rajai Lavae Davis (born October 19, 1980) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the New York Mets organization. He has previously played for the Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox.


Professional careerEdit

Minor leaguesEdit

Davis was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 38th round (1,134th overall) of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft as a second baseman. He played six full minor league seasons before making his major league debut.

Major leaguesEdit

Pittsburgh PiratesEdit

Davis made his major league debut for the Pirates on August 14, 2006, going 0-for-1 in a pinch hit appearance against the Milwaukee Brewers.

San Francisco GiantsEdit

Davis was traded to the San Francisco Giants with pitcher Stephen MacFarland on July 31, 2007, for Matt Morris. He made his Giants debut the next night against the Los Angeles Dodgers, stealing a base and throwing out a runner from center field.

Oakland AthleticsEdit

On April 23, 2008, Davis was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics and was added to the active roster.

Toronto Blue JaysEdit

Following the acquisition of David DeJesus, the Athletics traded Davis to the Toronto Blue Jays for Trystan Magnuson and Daniel Farquhar on November 17, 2010.

Detroit TigersEdit

On December 11, 2013, the Tigers signed Davis to a two-year, $10 million contract.

Cleveland IndiansEdit

On December 17, 2015, Davis signed a one-year, $5.25 million contract with the Cleveland Indians.

On November 2, 2016, during Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, Davis hit a game tying, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning off Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman. It was the first home run allowed by Chapman since June 18th, when he was with the Yankees. The Indians, however, went on to lose the game (and thus the series) to the Cubs in extra innings.

Oakland Athletics returnEdit

In January 2017, Davis signed a one-year deal with the Athletics. During his time with Oakland during the 2017 season, Davis appeared in 100 games.

Boston Red SoxEdit

The Boston Red Sox acquired Davis from the A's for minor league outfielder Rafael Rincones on August 23, 2017.

Cleveland Indians returnEdit

On February 17, 2018, Davis signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians that includes an invitation to the Indians' 2018 spring training camp.

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