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.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:36:06 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier (illness) is out of the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 14:54:48 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier likely will receive most of the starts in center field while OF Desmond Jennings is out, according to manager Joe Maddon. OF Ben Zobrist could also receive some starts in center field against left-handed pitchers.
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:03:07 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier (neck) is back in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:13:23 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier (neck) said his neck is improving, and he hopes to be available to pinch hit Tuesday, Aug. 26. Kiermaier expects to return to the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 27.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:41:26 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier (neck) is out of the lineup Monday, Aug. 25, because he has a stiff neck.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:33:31 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Wil Myers (wrist) will move around the outfield when he returns. OF Kevin Kiermaier's starting spot is set, but the two could platoon as well. Myers could return Tuesday, Aug. 19, if he feels he is ready. He could also be pushed back to Friday, Aug. 22, if he needs more at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: Myers has been a vast disappointment this year, but his power bat could emerge in the final month. Activate him when he returns for one of your final OF spots.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:03:16 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier (back) is in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 12, while SS Yunel Escobar isn't playing.
Fantasy Tip: Kiermaier has a good matchup against Nick Martinez of the Texas Rangers, so he's not a bad option in daily leagues. Escobar is likely just receiving a day of rest.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:07:12 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier (back) left the game Monday, Aug. 11, against the Texas Rangers due to tightness in his lower back. The move was precautionary, and not expected to be serious.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:43:29 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney and OF Kevin Kiermaier are not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 7.
Fantasy Tip: Loney and Kiermaier are likely just receiving the day off. Make sure you take them out of your daily lineups.