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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Rajai Davis leaves must-win game with an apparent injury

DETROIT — Rajai Davis came out of Saturday’s game against the Twins after appearing to injure himself running out a grounder in the second inning.

[UPDATE: Rajai Davis left with a pubic symphysis strain. See below for diagram.]

He was replaced in center field by Ezequiel Carrera.

With two on and two outs, Davis grounded one to short, and pulled up after making it down the baseline to first. First base coach Omar Vizquel signaled for a replacement, even before trainer Kevin Rand came out to check on Davis.

Any lower-body injury — it appeared Davis might be flexing his groin after the play — would be disastrous for a player like Davis, who relies so much upon speed for his game.

He has 36 stolen bases on the season, one more than the entire Tigers team had all of last season.


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