Despite groin injury, Rajai Davis is on Tigers’ ALDS roster

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Earlier this week the Tigers were worried that outfielder Rajai Davis would have to miss the ALDS matchup against the Orioles because of a groin injury suffered in the second-to-last game of the regular season.

Davis has been included on the roster, but Jason Beck of MLB.com reports that it’s unclear if he’s healthy enough to start Game 1 and his inclusion may simply be the Tigers hoping that he’s ready to play later in the series.

Davis’ status may not seem like a big deal, but he became a key piece for the Tigers after they traded center fielder Austin Jackson to the Mariners. In addition to taking over for Jackson in center field Davis has also hit .282 with a .721 OPS and 36 steals in 134 games.

Nelson Cruz hits 400th career home run

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Twins DH Nelson Cruz hit his 400th career home run, a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against the Royals. The blast padded the Twins’ lead to 8-6, and was also No. 40 on the season for Cruz.

Cruz, 39, is the 57th member of the 400-homer club. He was previously tied with Andres Galarraga and Al Kaline at 399. Cruz has hit 163 of his homers with the Mariners, 157 with the Rangers, and 40 each with the Orioles and Twins.

Cruz entered Sunday batting .300/.383/.624 with 104 RBI in 500 plate appearances. Pretty good production for the Twins from a slugger on a one-year, $14.3 million contract. The Twins hold a $12 million club option for 2020 as well.