Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:07:55 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings played left field Wednesday, April 1, and that will be his primary position this season. He played center field in his first two seasons with the team. "It's been all right. It's for the better, for the team," Jennings said. "Hopefully I'll get some good results from it."
Fantasy Tip: Jennings will once again be a solid FantasyScore outfield option, especially in the early going at just $4,500 (or 9.0% of cap).
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:09:59 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings could be moved down to the heart of the order, according to Rays manager Kevin Cash.
Fantasy Tip: Jennings has struggled to stay healthy, and his on-base skills fall short of the prototypical leadoff hitter's. A move to the middle of the order could hurt his runs scored potential, but a bump in RBI potential adequately offsets the dip. More well-rounded production would enhance the middle- to late-round pick's fantasy value.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:46:46 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee), who is noticeably lighter this spring, said the knee injury that he dealt with last year is better. The team has talked of Jennings splitting time between center and left field when OF Kevin Kiermaier plays center field, and Jennings is on board with that plan.
Fantasy Tip: Jennings, 28, posted his lowest career batting average in 2014 (.244) while hitting 10 home runs and stealing 15 bases. His hype has surely fizzled, but he remains valuable for his combination of speed and power at the right price. He's more of a third or fourth outfielder in standard leagues.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:28:18 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $3.1 million deal Friday, Jan. 16. The deal includes a $25,000 bonus for 550 plate appearances.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:27:05 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) is no longer being listed on the team's lineup card as an extra player. He is not expected to play again this season.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:44:13 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) probably will miss the rest of the season unless they are able the get back into the playoff race, according to manager Joe Maddon. Jennings is not expected to travel with the team for their upcoming road trip.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 21:42:00 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) missed his eighth consecutive game Friday, Sept. 5, due to his sore left knee. OF Ben Zobrist made his second straight start in center field with Jennings sidelined.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:46:10 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) has no timetable for a return, but he hopes to be back before the end of the season.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:42:25 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) has felt the same since missing his first game Friday, Aug. 29, due to a sore left knee. He could continue to miss time as the team plans to be cautious.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:26:23 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) still has some pain in his knee, and the team won't rush him back to the lineup. Jennings is available to pinch hit Tuesday, Sept. 2, though.