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Rays | Matt Moore may be skipped

Wed, 04 May 2016 23:19:47 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore may have his start skipped Sunday, May 8, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Angels hit left-handers much better than right-handers. SP Matt Andriese or SP Erasmo Ramirez could make the start Sunday. If Moore makes the start, SP Blake Snell could come up to start Monday, May 9, or Tuesday, May 10, against the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: Moore is 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP, and he has 37 K's in 36 1/3 innings. So he's really feast or famine right now, but he's a low-end consideration. Snell is the team's top pitching prospect and is worth the speculative waiver claim and stash.

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Rays | Corey Dickerson continues to struggle

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:56:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts Wednesday, May 4, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, dropping his overall average to .192.

Fantasy Tip: Dickerson is in a terrible tailspin, going hitless in 23 straight at-bats dating back to April 24. His average has tumbled from .259 to .192 as a result. He cannot be trusted in anything but the deepest of AL-only fantasy leagues right now, and he should probably be reserved there, too.

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Rays | Brandon Guyer makes most of chance

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:56:04 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer made another start Wednesday, May 4, against the Los Angeles Dodgers and he posted his second straight multi-hit game, and third game with two hits in the past five outings.

Fantasy Tip: Guyer is getting his chance to play regularly and he is taking advantage of the situation. Still, his appeal is limited to deeper AL-only fantasy leagues and as a low-cost option in DFS play.

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Rays | Steven Pearce provides big blow

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:55:24 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B Steve Pearce went 2-for-4 with a double, homer and three RBIs Wednesday, May 4, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce entered the game with just two homers and six RBIs, so don't get carried away and go grabbing him in mixed formats. He has a nice .300 average, but he remains way more useful in AL-only fantasy leagues and as a cost saver in DFS play.

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Rays | Curt Casali re-discovering his offense

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:54:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C Curt Casali went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Wednesday, May 4, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Tip: Casali has homered in back-to-back games, and he has at least one RBI in each of his past three games. Slowly, but surely, he is re-discovering his offense. He has hit safely in a season-high three games, and he can be trusted as a No. 2 receiver in AL-only fantasy play. He is also a nice low-cost sleeper in DFS.

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Rays | Drew Smyly whiffs six in no-decision

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:54:28 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly allowed two earned runs, five hits and two walks with six strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Wednesday, May 4, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Fantasy Tip: Smyly had his shortest outing of the season in this one, but he has rolled up six or more strikeouts in five consecutive outings while posting a 0.78 WHIP overall. He is a must-have in AL-only fantasy leagues, most mixed formats for his strikeout potential and a decent mid-tier DFS option.

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Rays | Two pitchers making slow progress

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:53:58 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SPs Alex Cobb (elbow) and Chase Whitley (elbow), each making their way back from Tommy John surgery, were able to throw fastballs off a mound Wednesday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Cobb and Whitley might return at some point this season, but for now they can be left to the waiver wire unless you have extremely deep reserve or plenty of DL spots.

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Rays | Steven Souza has pectoral spasm

Wed, 04 May 2016 18:36:35 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (chest) left the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, May 4, because of a pectoral spasm. The injury is believed to be minor.

Fantasy Tip: Consider Souza day-to-day. The 27-year-old is batting .253 with 6 home runs and 12 RBI through 23 games and makes an attractive fantasy option because of his power-speed combo, although he strikes out frequently.

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Rays | Steven Souza leaves with hand injury

Wed, 04 May 2016 18:07:22 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (hand) left the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning Wednesday, May 4, after experiencing some discomfort in his hand while swinging. He went 1-for-2 with a solo home run before being replaced in the game by OF Kevin Kiermaier.

Fantasy Tip: If Souza is sidelined for several days, expect Brandon Guyer to see the bulk of the playing time in right field in his absence. Keep checking back for updates on Souza's status.

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Rays | Three Rays regulars not playing

Wed, 04 May 2016 14:44:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier, 1B Logan Morrison and SS Brad Miller are all out of the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed SP Alex Wood Wednesday, May 4. OF Brandon Guyer is in two-hole and starting in center field, 1B Steve Pearce is at first base and is hitting cleanup and SS Tim Beckham is at shortstop and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Miller (.176, two home runs) has basically entered a platoon with Beckham at shortstop, which hurts his value in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. Pearce, Guyer and Beckham are all dice rolls as low-end daily options, although Guyer and Pearce are a bit more attractive based on where they reside in the order tonight.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger nearing rehab assignment

Tue, 03 May 2016 23:38:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (groin) could start a rehab assignment next week. He'll throw batting practice Friday, May 6 and Monday, May 9, before consideration.

Fantasy Tip: Alex Colome has been solid in the closer role with five saves, a 3.00 ERA and 10 K's in nine innings. There's no guarantee that Boxberger will regain the role, but he has a good shot to do so. If he's floating on waivers, now may be the time to scoop and stash.

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Rays | Logan Morrison with dubious mark

Tue, 03 May 2016 23:37:44 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B Logan Morrison has the most at-bats (64) without driving in a run this season.

Fantasy Tip: LoMo is 6-for-64 (.094) with no homers and no RBI. The law of averages say that'll end eventually, but he's not worth owning right now.

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Rays | Corey Dickerson out Tuesday

Tue, 03 May 2016 14:15:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays DH Corey Dickerson is not playing Tuesday, May 3, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. DH Brandon Guyer will bat second against Dodgers SP Scott Kazmir.

Fantasy Tip: Because Kazmir is a lefty, Dickerson takes a seat for the Tuesday game. Guyer carries no fantasy value for daily players, so you may want to consider someone else to replace Dickerson.

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Blue Jays | Marcus Stroman baffles Rays again

Sun, 01 May 2016 13:20:39 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Marcus Stroman allowed one run on three hits and a pair of walks while striking out a career-high nine over eight frames in a win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Two of Stroman's four victories during his undefeated start this season have come at the expense of the Rays, who he handled on Opening Day. The 25-year-old phenom has worked at least seven innings and yielded three or fewer runs in four of his six outings this season, so continue to trust him for fantasy purposes in his next scheduled start Friday at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Rays | Several TB regulars return to lineup

Sun, 01 May 2016 07:24:10 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Brad Miller, OF/DH Corey Dickerson and 1B Logan Morrison are back in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP Marcus Stroman Sunday, May 1. In addition, C Hank Conger is starting behind the plate in place of Curt Casali, batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: The left-handed-hitting Miller, Dickerson and Morrison were rested for Saturday's game because the Rays were facing a left-handed pitcher. Although Miller is batting below .200 for the season, he is 6-for-13 with two doubles and a home run over the past week and is worth considering as a value play in daily fantasy games. Dickerson is hitless in his last 12 at-bats and Morrison is batting just .100 through his first 60 at-bats, so both players should be avoided this afternoon.

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Tampa Bay Rays Player News

Acosta Mayo C
Adames Willy SS
Albernaz Craig C
Alcala Franklin OF
Ames Jeff P
Andrade Steve P
Andriese Matt SP
Apodaca Juan C
Appel Jason OF
Araujo Yoel OF
Archer Chris SP
Arhart Josh C
Armour Brett P
Asanovich Robert 2B
Ayers Kyle P
Bagley James P
Bailey Luke C
Barnese Nick P
Bateman Joe P
Bauers Jake 1B
Bayliss Jonah RP
Bean Colter P
Beckham Jeremy 2B
Beckham Tim SS
Beech Travis 2B
Bellatti Andrew P
Belnome Vincent 2B
Betemit Wilson 3B
Biell Dustin OF
Boggan Kevin P
Borden Buddy P
Boxberger Brad RP
Bravo-Carmona Adrian C
Brett Ryan SS
Brock Kenny P
Brophy Kevin P
Bryles Brian OF
Carroll Damion P
Carroll Jeffrey INF
Carter Kes OF
Casali Curt C
Cedeno Xavier RP
Chapa Angel P
Chavez Angel INF
Chavez Kevin P
Christian Justin OF
Cipriano Cody INF
Ciuffo Nick C
Cobb Alex SP
Colina Alvin C
Colome Alex RP
Conger Hank C
Cononie Charles P
Constanza Jose OF
Cooper Chad 2B
Cormier Lance RP
Corporan Carlos C
Cressend Jack RP
Cromer Jason P
Cruz Joseph P
Darcy Jesse P
Darnell James OF
De La Cruz Chris SS
De Los Santos Richard P
Debarr Nick RP
Decker Jaff OF
Della Grotta Robert P
Dettrich Julius P
Dickerson Corey OF
Dillon Joe INF
Disla Jose P
Edwards Ronald C
Edwards Spencer OF
Eldridge Rashad OF
Espinosa Sergio P
Estrada Robi INF
Eveland Dana RP
Farquhar Danny RP
Fitzgerald Brian RP
Flanagan Jeremy P
Fleming Marquis P
Flinn Chris P
Fontenot Mike 2B
Forsythe Logan 2B
Franklin Nick 2B
Frey Evan OF
Frontz Neal P
Fuller Devin P
Furmaniak J.J. INF
Gamboa Eddie P
Gangi Aaron P
Gannon Nolan P
Garcia Gerardo RP
Garrido Santiago P
Garvin Grayson P
Geltz Steven RP
Gillaspie Casey 1B
Glen William P
Goebbert Jacob OF
Goetzman Granden OF
Gomez Roberto P
Grabowski Jason OF
Greene Charlie C
Guerrieri Taylor P
Guillen Cesar OF
Guyer Brandon OF
Guzman Freddy OF
Guzman Rafelin C
Hagens Bradin P
Hager Jake SS
Hall J.T. OF
Hall Justin P
Hamren Erik P
Harris Greg P
Harris James OF
Hauschild Tyler C
Havlicek Stepan P
Henderson Brian P
Henning Clayton OF
Henriquez Victor INF
Howell Jeff P
Hu Chih-Wei P
Humphrey Benjamin 1B
Infante Jhancarlos C
Isenia Charion C
Jackson Bralin OF
Jarman Michael P
Jennings Desmond OF
Jones Stephen OF
Kendrick Joshua 1B
Kiermaier Kevin OF
Kline William P
Koronis Alex P
Larson Brandon 3B
Leonard Patrick 3B
Livingston Bobby P
Longoria Evan 3B
Lopez Eduar P
Lopez Hector P
Luck Chris P
Mahtook Mikie OF
Maile Luke C
Maria Erick C
Marinez Jhan RP
Marjama Mike C
Marks Justin SP
Marshall Brett SP
Martin Brandon SS
Martinez Gabby SS
Mason Chris P
Massiatte Dan C
Mateo Henry 2B
Maxwell Jason INF
McEachern Jason P
McPherson Kyle SP
Medlock Calvin P
Mendez Deivy P
Miller Brad SS
Miranda Juan 1B
Mollicone John C
Mondesi Jr. Raul OF
Moore Jeremy OF
Moore Matt SP
Morrison Logan 1B
Mujica Jose P
Nelson Keith P
Nevarez Matt P
Newmann David P
Nommensen Brett OF
Norberto Jordan RP
Nowak Chris INF
Nunez Franklin P
O'Conner Justin C
O'Mally Shawn SS
Odorizzi Jake SP
Olmedo Ray 2B
Olson Jordan P
Orasma Carlos P
Ortiz Ricky P
Ott Travis SP
Padlo Kevin 3B
Paduch Jim P
Patterson Jim P
Pearce Steve OF
Peguero Tony P
Pena Angel C
Perez Cesar 3B
Perez Sergio P
Perry Jason OF
Phillips Heath P
Phillips Paul W. P
Querecuto Juniel SS
Quinonez Eduar RP
Quinonez Jonathan OF
Ramirez Erasmo SP
Reginatto Leonardo INF
Reifer Adam P
Reyes Carlos P
Reynolds Justin OF
Rico Matt P
Robertson Daniel R. SS
Rodriguez Abrahan P
Rodriguez David C
Rogers Cody OF
Roller Kyle INF
Rollins Heath P
Romero Enny RP
Rondon Adrian SS
Rosario Waldo OF
Ross Michael INF
Royster Ryan OF
Sanchez Francisco P
Sappington Mark P
Schenk Neil P
Sexton Greg 3B
Shaffer Richie 3B
Shelby III John OF
Smith Burch SP
Smith Hans P
Smyly Drew SP
Snell Blake SP
Sonoqui Eligio 1B
Southern Michael P
Souza Steven OF
Speigner Brent C
Spring Matt C
Stanek Ryne P
Stowell Bryce P
Sturdevant Tyler RP
Suarez Albert P
Sweeney Matthew INF
Tapia Alexis P
Tapia Juan SS
Thompson Rich C. OF
Tissenbaum Maxx INF
Torres Marcos C
Varga Cameron P
Velazquez Andrew SS
Venters Jonny RP
Wagner Neil RP
Wagner Nicholas P
Walker Aaron P
Walker Matt P
Webb Ryan RP
Wendt David C
Whitley Chase SP
Wilk Adam SP
Williams Justin OF
Zumwalt Sean P

Anderson Brian J. TO
Auld Brian TO
Baldelli Rocco TO
Bloom Chaim TO
Boroski Stan TO
Cash Kevin MAN
Foley Tom TO
Hendrick George TO
Hickey Jim PC
Montoyo Charlie TO
Neander Erik TO
Nelson Jamie TO
Robinson Dewey TO
Shelton Derek TO
Silverman Matt TO
Sowers Jeremy TO

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