ATLANTA -- A day after being scratched an hour before the first pitch against the White Sox, Blue Jays left fielder Rajai Davis returned to the lineup Friday against the Braves. Manager John Farrell said Davis jammed his finger sliding on Wednesday.
Utilityman Mike McCoy replaced Davis in the lineup Thursday and went 1-for-3 with a two-run single in the Blue Jays' 4-3 loss. But had Toronto taken a late lead, Farrell said Davis could have been a defensive replacement.
"[Trainer] George Poulis got him to the point where if we took the lead late, he would have been on defense in the ninth inning," Farrell said. "So he's good to go tonight."
Davis was hitting .253 with 12 stolen bases entering Friday.