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Rays | Tampa willing to trade Nathan Karns

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:47:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns could be traded away by the Ray, as they are willing to listen on pitchers. RP Kevin Jepsen may be the most likely to leave town.

Fantasy Tip: Karns ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) has had a solid rookie season, going 6-5 with a 3.37 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 20 starts (115 innings) for the Rays this season. It's hard to imagine his fantasy value changing all that much if he's dealt, depending on where he lands. Jepsen is unlikely to fall into a closing role if he's traded away, so his fantasy value remains limited.

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Rays | Nathan Karns helps own cause

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:28:46 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns allowed three hits and two walks over five scoreless innings Tuesday, July 21, in a win against the Philadelphia Phillies. He also swatted a solo home run, accounting for the only offense in the 1-0 victory. He has allowed two or fewer runs in 14 of his 19 appearances this season.

Fantasy Tip: Karns ($6,900; or 13.8% of cap) was able to bounce back after getting drummed for seven runs last time out in Kansas City. He still has a respectable 3.47 ERA in 19 starts this season and is a solid mid-level play in FantasyScore.

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Rays | Nathan Karns loves the daylight

Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:10:15 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns is scheduled to face the Kansas City Royals Thursday, July 9, in the afternoon series finale. In six day starts this season he is 1-1 with a sparkling 1.47 ERA, striking out 35 batters over 36 2/3 innings while the opposition is hitting just .198. He is also 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA in six road outings with a .180 opponent batting average.

Fantasy Tip: Karns ($6,500; or 13.0% of cap) is a sneaky play in FantasyScore, especially since he'll be facing Yordano Ventura who is coming off the DL.

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Rays | Nathan Karns overshadowed Wednesday

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 16:03:39 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in a no-decision against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, June 24, and his stellar performance was overshadowed by Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada's near perfect game. Karns allowed just three hits while walking three and striking out five in six-plus innings.

Fantasy Tip: Karns ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) now has a 3.28 ERA on the season and has solidified his spot in the starting rotation. He's had his ups and downs, though, and he struggles to find the strike zone often. At FantasyScore, he's a value play as your second starter in the right matchups.

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Rays | Another solid start from Nathan Karns

Fri, 29 May 2015 20:38:25 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns allowed one hit and struck out seven over six scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, May 29, and he has allowed two runs or less in six straight starts.

Fantasy Tip: Karns ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has lowered his ERA from 5.32 to 3.32 over the stretch, and his steady performance makes him a safe source of cap relief at FantasyScore.

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Rays | Nathan Karns to start Saturday

Tue, 19 May 2015 15:12:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns will not make his next start until Saturday, May 23. Manager Kevin Cash pushed Karns back following a 66-pitch outing and a 117-pitch effort in his last two starts.

Fantasy Tip: Karns ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) will be starting against the Oakland Athletics Saturday. That should make him at least a consideration at FantasyScore against an A's team that has really struggled offensively this month and overall.

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

Rays | Nathan Karns has start Tuesday

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 04:34:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns will start Tuesday, April 7, against the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Tip: Karns ($3,000, 6% of cap) only has a small sample size from last year, but what is there is not impressive. In his one home start last year Karns gave up three home runs. The matchup does not favor Tampa Bay, so your best bet is to take this money and spend it on another pitcher.

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Rays | Nathan Karns tosses up donuts

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:47:49 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns allowed just two hits with two walks over seven scoreless innings for his first major league win Friday, Sept. 12, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He also struck out eight batters in the 114-pitch quality start.

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Rays | Nathan Karns joining rotation

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:38:50 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns has been added to the starting rotation to take the place of SP Drew Smyly, who has been shut down for the season.

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Rays | Nathan Karns sent down

Wed, 07 May 2014 08:45:54 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays optioned RP Nathan Karns to the minors Tuesday, May 6.

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