Tigers outfielder Davis questionable for Sunday's game

Chris McCosky
The Detroit News

Detroit — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said outfielder Rajai Davis was moving around "pretty well" after the game, and judging by how quickly Davis left the clubhouse and bolted up the ramp to the players' parking lot — thus avoiding contact with the media — his assessment had some merit.

But that does not guarantee Davis will be able to play in the potential AL Central Division-clinching game Sunday.

"I honestly don't know," Ausmus said of Davis' availability. "He said he felt pretty good, but that's not running. He will be re-evaluated in the morning."

Davis, the Tigers starting center fielder, pulled up lame after hitting a soft one-hopper to shortstop to end the second inning. He was diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain of the pubic symphysis.

"Don't ask me what that is," Ausmus said.

It's the joint in the middle of the pubis bone. It is located on the outside of the urinary bladder above the penis and it connects the right and left pubic bones.

In other words, it's in a tender spot, especially for a player whose effectiveness is predicated on speed.

"We will see how he feels in the morning," Ausmus said.

If Davis can't play, Ausmus would probably start Ezekiel Carrera, who replaced Davis on Saturday. Another option would be rookie Tyler Collins.