Rajai Lavae Davis was born on October 19, 1980 in Norwich, Connecticut. He plays outfield for the Oakland Athletics.
Rajai is 5’ 11”, weighs 195 pounds, and bats and throws right.
High School Rajai graduated from New London High School in 1999. He lettered in baseball, basketball, and football.
College Rajai attended the University of Connecticut at Avery Point in Groton.
Minor leagues Rajai was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 38th round (1,134th overall) of the 2001 MLB Draft, as a second baseman.
After six full minor league seasons he made his major league debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pittsburgh Pirates Rajia made his major league debut on August 14, 2006, going 0-for-1 in a pinch hit appearance against the Milwaukee Brewers. He stole his first base two days later, but did not get his first major league hit for another two weeks. It came on August 29, in the form of a pinch hit double off Chicago Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano. He made his first and only defensive appearance of 2006 the next day, playing three innings in right field.
San Francisco Giants Davis was traded to the San Francisco Giants with a player to be named later (Stephen McFarland) on July 31, 2007 for Matt Morris.
He made his Giants debut the next night against the Los Angeles Dodgers, stealing a base and throwing out a runner from center field. However, he was used only as a back-up, giving the starters a night off every once in a while.
The Giants placed Rajai on wavers, and he was picked up by Oakland.
Oakland Athletics On April 23, 2008, Rajai was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics and was added to the active roster.