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Rays | Desmond Jennings, Curt Casali out

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:16:13 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings and C Curt Casali are not in the starting lineup against the New York Yankees Sunday, April 24. OF Corey Dickerson will bat cleanup and play left field, OF Steven Souza Jr. will bat seventh and play right field and C Hank Conger will bat ninth and start behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Souza is off to a decent start this year, batting .275 with three home runs and eight RBI in his first 51 at-bats. On the other hand, Conger is just 4-for-22 at the plate and has also struggled defensively, so he should be avoided for the foreseeable future in all formats.

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Rays | Desmond Jennings not in lineup Saturday

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 13:15:05 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings is not in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Mike Wright on Saturday, April 9. DH/OF Corey Dickerson will take Jennings' place in the field while 1B Logan Morrison will fill Dickerson's role as the designated hitter and bat second.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings went hitless Friday for the first time this season but has yet to record an extra-base hit or RBI. The once-highly touted prospect remains an injury risk and, as a result, shouldn't be counted on too heavily in fantasy despite his five-tool skill set. With that said, Jennings has been batting out of the five-hole thus far and should be expected to start producing soon.

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Rays | Desmond Jennings posts first steal

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:08:29 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings went 2-for-4 with a run scored and stolen base Monday, April 4, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings has at least one hit and one RBI in each of his first two games, getting off to a quick start for his fantasy owners in 2016 after an injury-plagued 2015.

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Rays | Logan Forsythe could bat leadoff

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:23:19 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Logan Forsythe went 3-for-3 out of the leadoff spot against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, March 10, and the team could use him as a leadoff hitter during the regular season if he shows that he is comfortable in the role. OFs Desmond Jennings, Kevin Kiermaier and Brandon Guyer and SS Brad Miller are other candidates to bat first, according to manager Kevin Cash.

Fantasy Tip: Forsythe has hit leadoff 21 times in his MLB career and Cash said he could wind up with an additional 75 plate appearances if he is moved to the No. 1 spot in the batting order on a full-time basis. The 29-year-old had a career year in 2015, hitting .281 with 17 home runs, 68 RBIs and nine steals in 153 games.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roger Mooney

Rays | Desmond Jennings loses some weight

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 11:20:06 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings took off some weight this year to "lighten" the load on his legs while playing the outfield, according to manager Kevin Cash.

Fantasy Tip: The Rays have an excess of outfielders heading into 2016, so Jennings could be a trade candidate. If he stays, he could use valuable playing time. Jennings still has intriguing plate skills, but his speed has declined. Is there still hope? Sure, but time is running out. He's a late-round option in deep mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin

Rays | Corey Dickerson could be primary DH

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 07:32:35 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson is expected to serve as the club's primary designated hitter if 1B James Loney is traded. OFs Desmond Jennings, Kevin Kiermaier and Steven Souza Jr. would play left field, center field and right field respectively, with OF Brandon Guyer serving as the fourth outfielder and a starting option versus left-handed pitching.

Fantasy Tip: Dickerson hit .304 with 10 home runs and 31 RBIs in 65 games for the Rockies last season and said he would have no problem serving as a DH. He could fall to the middle rounds of drafts for AL-only and deep mixed leagues because of the move away from Coors Field.

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Rays | Tampa Bay could trade outfielder

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 08:32:04 -0800

The Tampa Bay Rays could wind up trading OF Desmond Jennings or OF Brandon Guyer due to a surplus of talent at the position due to several offseason acquisitions.

Fantasy Tip: The Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Washington Nationals are reportedly searching for outfield help and could be interested in either Jennings or Guyer if they are made available. Both players should only be considered for single-universe and cavernous mixed formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin

Rays | Desmond Jennings avoids arbitration

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:06:12 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3 million.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings played just 28 games last season due to a left knee injury and a tooth infection, batting .268 with a home run, seven RBIs and five steals in 108 at-bats. He could be a late-round steal in drafts for AL-only and deep mixed leagues if owners decide to shy away from him because of his injury history.

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Rays | Desmond Jennings out for season

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19:33:24 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (tooth, knee) will not play again this season because of an infected tooth which required surgery. He had been close to returning to action after suffering a left knee injury.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) can safely be dropped in all fantasy formats now. He finishes the season batting .268 with one home run and seven RBIs through 98 at-bats.

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Rays | Desmond Jennings placed on 15-day DL

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:44:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Aug. 27. In a corresponding move, OF Joey Butler was recalled from Class AAA Durham.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) appeared in 10 games before requiring another stint on the disabled list. At this point, he is nothing more than a desperation stash in deep mixed leagues. Butler is a low-end outfield option for AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, and he stands as a potential value play in the right matchups for FantasyScore players.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Chastain