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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed, 07 May 2014 08:45:54 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned RP Nathan Karns to the minors Tuesday, May 6.
Sun, 04 May 2014 07:26:31 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled SP Nathan Karns from Triple-A Durham Sunday May 4.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:27:11 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman indicated Tuesday, April 8, that SPs Nathan Karns and Mike Montgomery have an outside chance to replace injured SP Matt Moore (elbow) in the starting rotation. However, SP Erik Bedard and RP Cesar Ramos are each considered the co-leaders at the moment.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:55:33 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi is working on a new split-fingered pitch that acts like a changeup with late downward movement. He struggled to control the pitch during his outing Monday, March 10. Odorizzi limited damage, though, as he remains firmly in competition with SPs Cesar Ramos, Erik Bedard and Nathan Karns for the final rotation spot. Manager Joe Maddon said the decision won't come down to spring statistics.