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Can Rajai Davis Hold Down Center Field?

Thursday’s trade deadline was easily the most exciting in recent memory, especially for the Tigers. They picked up Doug Fister and Anibal Sanchez near the deadline in 2011 and 2012, but the Tigers hadn’t executed a blockbuster at the eleventh hour in many years. Acquiring David Price and losing Austin Jackson and Drew Smyly filled the headlines, but Rajai Davis’ new role is no less important.

With Austin Jackson heading to Seattle as part of the three team deal that involved the Rays and Mariners, the Tigers are left to play Rajai Davis in center field almost exclusively. The team called up Ezequiel Carrera to help out, but his lack of value in the box is going to limit him to defensive replacement duty and occasional starts against righties. The team lacks any other real options in...

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