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Rays | David DeJesus continues solid season

Thu, 21 May 2015 20:06:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF David DeJesus went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and a run scored in a 3-0 win over the Oakland Athletics Thursday, May 21, raising his average to .324 on the year.

Fantasy Tip: DeJesus ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) is usually only in the lineup against right-handed pitchers, but he has been doing some damage as a platoon player. When he does start, he is worth a look as a cheaper outfield option at FantasyScore.

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Rays | Drew Smyly to be re-evaluated in eight weeks

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:26:49 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder) said he'll be re-evaluated in roughly eight weeks and there should be a clearer picture of whether he can return in 2015. He currently is not considering season-ending surgery. Smyly was put on the 60-day disabled list May 9, and he hopes to resume playing catch in the next couple of weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Smyly shouldn't be held onto in shallow mixed leagues at this point unless you're using him in one of your DL slots. Even then, there's a good chance he won't pitch again this season. With Matt Moore's (elbow) return on the horizon, Alex Colome ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) may not be long for the rotation. Stash Moore now if you're looking for extra pitching help this summer.

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Rays | Asdrubal Cabrera taking day off

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:25:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21. SS Nick Franklin is starting at shortstop and is hitting eighth in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez.

Fantasy Tip: Franklin ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) should be ignored at FantasyScore.

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Rays | Brandon Guyer draws start in LF

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:07:47 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer is starting in left field and hitting seventh in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez Thursday, May 21. OF Joey Butler is sitting on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Guyer ($2,100, 4.2% of cap), who is hitting .289 (11-for-38) with two RBI against right-handed pitching this year, is a very mediocre FantasyScore option tonight, especially while hitting at the bottom of the lineup.

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Rays | James Loney sporting hot streak

Thu, 21 May 2015 06:12:49 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney is batting .458 (11-for-24) during a seven-game hitting streak.

Fantasy Tip: The streak has also returned a run and five RBI from Loney ($2,600, 5.2% of cap). His lack of power makes him a low-end first base option in all formats, but FantasyScore players can find reliable production at a discount, if they're looking to spend up elsewhere. Loney sports a .293 batting average over his past 1242 at-bats and can help owners in deep mixed leagues in the category.

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Rays | John Jaso swings bat

Wed, 20 May 2015 17:47:35 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso (wrist) has been swinging a bat but is not ready to hit off a tee at this point.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) likely is still a few weeks away from returning to the team and likely will need to play in some rehab games. Owners on FantasyScore should avoid him until he is able to play again.

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Rays | Matt Moore tosses successful session

Wed, 20 May 2015 15:32:39 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore's (elbow) bullpen session went well Wednesday, May 20, according to manager Kevin Cash. Moore is likely to pitch an extended spring training game Saturday, May 23.

Fantasy Tip: Seasonal owners in need of a rotation boost should check Moore's availability. He is worth stashing in the majority of formats at this point. There is still no official word on his return timetable, but joining the starting staff before July seems likely, barring any setbacks. Continue to check back for updates.

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


Rays | Matt Moore throws sim game

Wed, 20 May 2015 09:02:38 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow), who is on schedule in his recovery from Tommy John surgery in April of last year, threw 31 pitches in a successful simulated game Monday, May 18, at extended spring training. However, there is no timetable for Moore's return to the rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Moore figures to immediately rejoin Tampa's rotation when he's ready, possibly sometime next month. He could provide immediately relief to a fantasy pitching staff, but beware that he could struggle with velocity and command in the early going. Stash him now in deep mixed and AL-only leagues if you have the room.

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


Rays | Drew Smyly could return this year

Tue, 19 May 2015 14:59:36 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder) could return this season after tearing the labrum in his left shoulder. Manager Kevin Cash said the team is "optimistic" that Smyly could pitch this year. Smyly will meet with the training staff Thursday, May 21, to formulate a plan that will include rest and rehab over surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Smyly is probably still a long shot to pitch again in 2015, and surgery might be inevitable. About the only place you should hang onto him are AL-only setups. Alex Colome's ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) rotation spot may be safe until Matt Moore (elbow) returns sometime next month.

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


Rays | Rene Rivera out of the lineup

Sun, 17 May 2015 09:11:43 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C Rene Rivera is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 17. C Bobby Wilson will be the starting catcher for the Rays.

Fantasy Tip: Rivera ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) has been struggling at the plate this season and is receiving a day off. Wilson ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is hitting .152 in his limited playing time this season and is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Rays | Joey Butler not starting

Sun, 17 May 2015 08:55:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 17.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) will be receiving another day off but should return soon. David DeJesus ($2,800, 5.6% of cap) will start in left field and could be a solid option on FantasyScore since he has six hits in his last five games and is hitting .314 this season.

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Rays | Nick Franklin receives start

Sun, 17 May 2015 08:50:08 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Nick Franklin will be the starting second baseman Sunday, May 17.

Fantasy Tip: Franklin ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has not played since suffering an injury during spring training. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see how he plays in a game or two before considering him for their lineups.

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Rays | Brandon Guyer to start in RF

Sun, 17 May 2015 08:46:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer will start in right field against the Minnesota Twins Sunday, May 17.

Fantasy Tip: Guyer ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is hitting .379 with one home run and four RBI this month in limited plate appearances. Guyer could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.

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Rays | Steven Souza sitting out

Sun, 17 May 2015 08:35:52 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza is not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 17.

Fantasy Tip: Souza ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) likely is receiving a day off after seeing playing time in each of the last 21 games. Brandon Guyer ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) will start in his place and could be a cheaper option for owners on FantasyScore to consider.

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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
Arencibia J.P. C
Arhart Josh C
Armour Brett P
Asanovich Robert 2B
Ayers Kyle P
Bagley James P
Bailey Luke C
Balfour Grant RP
Barnese Nick P
Bateman Joe P
Bauers Jake 1B
Bayliss Jonah RP
Bean Colter P
Beckham Jeremy 2B
Beckham Tim SS
Beech Travis 2B
Belisario Ronald RP
Beliveau Jeff RP
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
Brown Corey OF
Bryles Brian OF
Butler Joey OF
Cabrera Asdrubal SS
Carroll Damion P
Carroll Jeffrey INF
Carter Kes OF
Casali Curt C
Casilla Alexi 2B
Cedeno Xavier SP
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 SP
Cononie Charles P
Cooper Chad 2B
Cormier Lance RP
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
DeJesus David OF
Della Grotta Robert P
Dettrich Julius P
Diamond Scott SP
Dillon Joe INF
Disla Jose P
Dominguez Jose RP
Dykstra Allan 1B
Edwards Ronald C
Edwards Spencer OF
Eldridge Rashad OF
Elmore Jake 2B
Espinosa Sergio P
Estrada Robi INF
Fitzgerald Brian RP
Flanagan Jeremy P
Fleming Marquis P
Flinn Chris P
Fontenot Mike 2B
Forsythe Logan 2B
Franklin Nick 2B
Frey Evan OF
Frieri Ernesto RP
Frontz Neal P
Fuller Devin P
Furmaniak J.J. INF
Gangi Aaron P
Gannon Nolan P
Garcia Gerardo RP
Garrido Santiago P
Garvin Grayson P
Geltz Steven RP
Gillaspie Casey 1B
Glen William P
Goeddel Tyler 3B
Goetzman Granden OF
Gomes Brandon RP
Gomez Roberto P
Grabowski Jason OF
Greene Charlie C
Guerrieri Taylor P
Guillen Cesar OF
Guilmet Preston RP
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
Humphrey Benjamin 1B
Infante Jhancarlos C
Isenia Charion C
Jackson Bralin OF
Jarman Michael P
Jaso John C
Jennings Desmond OF
Jepsen Kevin RP
Johnson Daniel P
Jones Stephen OF
Karns Nathan SP
Kendrick Joshua 1B
Kiermaier Kevin OF
Kline William P
Koronis Alex P
Larson Brandon 3B
Lee Hak-Ju SS
Leonard Patrick 3B
Livingston Bobby P
Lollis Matt P
Loney James 1B
Longoria Evan 3B
Lopez Hector P
Luck Chris P
Mahtook Mikie OF
Maria Erick C
Marinez Jhan RP
Marjama Mike C
Martin Brandon SS
Martinez Gabby SS
Mason Chris P
Massiatte Dan C
Mateo Henry 2B
Maxwell Jason INF
McEachern Jason P
McGee Jake RP
McPherson Kyle SP
Medlock Calvin P
Mendez Deivy P
Miller Jim RP
Miranda Juan 1B
Molina Jose C
Mollicone John C
Mondesi Jr. Raul OF
Moore Jeremy OF
Moore Matt SP
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'Brien Mikey P
O'Conner Justin C
O'Mally Shawn SS
Odorizzi Jake SP
Oliver Andrew RP
Olmedo Ray 2B
Olson Jordan P
Orasma Carlos P
Ortiz Ricky P
Ott Travis SP
Paduch Jim P
Patterson Jim P
Peguero Tony P
Pena Angel C
Perez Cesar 3B
Perez Sergio P
Perry Jason OF
Phillips Heath P
Phillips Paul W. P
Powell Boog OF
Querecuto Juniel SS
Quinonez Eduar RP
Quinonez Jonathan OF
Ramirez Erasmo SP
Reginatto Leonardo INF
Reyes Carlos P
Reynolds Justin OF
Rico Matt P
Riefenhauser C.J. RP
Rivera Rene C
Robertson Daniel R. SS
Rodriguez Abrahan P
Rodriguez David C
Rogers Cody OF
Rollins Heath P
Romero Enny SP
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 P
Sonoqui Eligio 1B
Southern Michael P
Souza Steven OF
Speigner Brent C
Spring Matt C
Stanek Ryne P
Stowell Bryce P
Suarez Albert P
Sweeney Matthew INF
Tapia Juan SS
Teaford Everett RP
Thompson Rich C. OF
Tissenbaum Maxx INF
Torres Marcos C
Varga Cameron P
Velazquez Andrew SS
Velez Eugenio OF
Venters Jonny RP
Wagner Neil RP
Wagner Nicholas P
Walker Aaron P
Walker Matt P
Wendt David C
Williams Justin OF
Wilson Bobby C
Yates Kirby RP
Zarate Robert P
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

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