Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:37:33 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney (oblique) is expected to be ready to return from the disabled list when eligible Wednesday, April 22, according to manager Kevin Cash.
Fantasy Tip: While Loney ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is a low-end first basemen in seasonal leagues, he profiles more favorably for FantasyScore contests, especially against right-handed pitchers and at his price point. For his career, Loney has a .296/.352/.437 slash line against righties. In favorable matchups, view Loney as a great source of cap relief.
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:52:14 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney (oblique) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a mild right oblique strain.
Fantasy Tip: Allan Dykstra was called up and could receive some starts at first base while Loney is out. Dykstra posted solid numbers during spring training and could be a short-term option for owners in AL-only leagues, but he should not be an option on FantasyScore.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:37:25 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney (side) said Tuesday, April 7, that his right side was tight after batting practice, but he doesn't feel that the injury is too bad. He will be re-evaluated Wednesday, April 8.
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners need to avoid Loney ($3,300; 6.6% of cap) until he can officially return and prove his health in at least one full game without any setbacks. Logan Forsythe ($2,700; 5.4% of cap) started in Loney’s absence and cracked a two-run bomb in three at-bats while also drawing a walk.
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:46:22 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney (side) was scratched from the lineup Tuesday, April 7, because he "tweaked his right side." The move was strictly precautionary. OF Brandon Guyer will serve as the designated hitter, 2B Logan Forsythe is being moved to first base, and OF Kevin Kiermaier will be inserted in center field.
Fantasy Tip: Loney ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) likely wasn't a daily fantasy baseball lineup staple to begin with against left-hander Wei-Yin Chen Tuesday night. Kiermaier, Guyer and Forsythe aren't particularly intriguing, either, at FantasyScore.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:25:06 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney and OF Matt Joyce are not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 4, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
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.
Sat, 03 May 2014 21:14:37 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored Saturday, May 3, against the Tampa Bay Rays, extending his hitting streak to 13 in games played at Yankee Stadium.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 04:52:43 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney snapped an 0-for-15 skid with the eventual game-winning RBI single Tuesday, April 8.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:16:06 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers had shown interest in 1B James Loney before he re-signed with the Tampa Bay Rays last month for three years and $21 million. Milwaukee had offered him a similar deal to the one Loney eventually accepted from the Rays.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:08:46 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney will make $1 million next year, $7 million in 2015 and $8 million in 2016 as part of his three-year deal. He received a $5 million signing bonus.