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.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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