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Ausmus giving Davis more time to heal

LAKELAND, Fla. -- After spending most of Spring Training getting his legs ready for the regular season, speedster Rajai Davis is being slowed down for a few days, and he will sit until Friday to allow his sore right hamstring some time to heal.

The decision came down to manager Brad Ausmus, who scratched Davis from the lineup for Tuesday's home split-squad game against the Blue Jays. The Tigers are off on Wednesday, and Davis already was scheduled to skip Thursday's trip to Viera, Fla., to face the Nationals.

"We just decided with the off-day [to] give him the three days," Ausmus said. "He'll come in and do some baseball work on Thursday.

"I didn't even ask him. I just came in and made an executive decision. With the off-day tomorrow, there's no reason to play him today. The outfield's still a little bit wet. He's got 35 at-bats or something. We can get him more at-bats in the last 10 days. I just pulled the plug on him."

Jason Beck is a reporter for Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason.
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