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UPDATE: Rajai Davis placed on disabled list with ankle injury

Apr 11, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT

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UPDATE: The Blue Jays just announced that Davis has been placed on the disabled list. Mike McCoy will take his place on the roster, effective tomorrow.

7:00 PM: Rajai Davis, who had a huge spring for the Blue Jays before injuring his ankle on April 1, is expected to miss at least the next couple of games after aggravating the injury and leaving Sunday’s contest.

Davis returned from the original injury on April 5, but he wasn’t feeling 100 percent at any point and Saturday’s 14-inning game took a toll.

“I think the innings didn’t help,” Davis said. “Then with such a quick turnover, playing an early game, day game, not much time to rest it. Really tough on it when it’s still healing.”

Davis, who is known for his blazing speed, stunned everyone by collecting four homers and eight doubles in 63 at-bats this spring. He hit .333/.386/.714 overall. However, the regular season has been a different story, as he was 5-for-32 with just one extra-base hit and nine strikeouts before exiting Sunday. That gave him a .156/.156/.188 line.

With Davis sidelined, Corey Patterson is slated to play center field for the Jays.

  1. cur68 - Apr 11, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    That line does him little justice. In every one of the Jay’s win Davis has been a factor; either on base or hitting. All the way you could see his ankle was bothering him. This is the right thing for him; get healthy and get going. Good luck with the ankle Mr. Davis. Don’t take too long; my boys need you back for the Yankees.

  2. Jeremiah Graves - Apr 11, 2011 at 9:19 PM

    Corey Patterson. Will. Not. Die.

    Every time a CF drops, he is seemingly ALWAYS the backup. I’ll never understand that guy, he is everywhere and he is nowhere. Corey Patterson simply is…and is not.

    *Somewhere in the distance, Dusty Baker nods knowingly…*

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