Monday September 29th, 2014

Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis hopes he is able to play in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday after suffering a midsection sprain.

Davis did not play in Sunday's season finale against the Minnesota Twins, which Detroit won 3-0, wrapping up the A.L. Central for the fourth straight year. 

An MRI showed Davis has a Grade 1 sprain of the pubic symphysis, which is cartilage connecting two portions of the front of the pelvis.

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“Not much pain. I do feel it occasionally, when I make certain movements, but I don’t feel bad at all. ... I feel a lot better than yesterday. I feel like it’s not going to be long,” Davis said, according to the Oakland Press

Davis hit .282 with eight home runs, 51 RBI and 36 stolen bases in 134 games this season.

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