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Rays | Drew Smyly to make two more rehab starts

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:41:21 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder) will make at least two more rehab starts, with his next one coming Thursday, Aug. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Smyly has battled his way back into rotation consideration if he can avoid any setbacks in these next two rehab starts. The Rays will probably be very careful with him down the stretch, though, and his fantasy value will likely be shaky because of the nature of his injury. Only consider him for your rotation in a deeper league, and be hesitant to run with him on FantasyScore if he makes it all the way back.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin


Rays | Evan Longoria has three-hit game

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:43:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria went 3-for-5 with a double and RBI Monday, Aug. 3, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Longo ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) struggled mightily in mid-July, but he has started to catch fire lately. Since July 24 he is 15-for-39 (.385) with five doubles, two homers and four RBI in the past 10 games to raise his average from .262 to .275. He has re-emerged as a must-start in FantasyScore, and he comes at a cut-rate price.

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Rays | Logan Forsythe drives in a pair

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:24:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Logan Forsythe went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, run scored and two RBIs Monday, Aug. 3, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Forsythe ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has posted five multi-hit games over his past 10 outings. At a mid-level price he is a solid middle infield option for FantasyScore players lately.

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Rays | John Jaso out of the lineup

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:36:34 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso is not in the starting lineup against the Chicago White Sox Monday, Aug. 3.

Fantasy Tip: With lefty Jose Quintana ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) on the hill, Jaso ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) will receive the night off. He has been exceptional against right-handed hurlers, though, with a .352/.410/.537 slash line through 61 plate appearances. Joey Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been seeing time as the designated hitter when the Rays face lefties. Butler has really cooled, and he is currently riding a 8-for-56 run at the dish with a .411 OPS. Aim higher FantasyScore players.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Chastain


Rays | Richie Shaffer starting at first base

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:31:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 3B Richie Shaffer is playing first base and batting sixth against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Monday, Aug. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Shaffer will be making his big league debut Monday. Over 217 plate appearances with Class AAA Dunham, he had a .265/.359/.595 slash line with 30 runs, 16 home runs and 32 RBI. He is likely a wait-and-see type for daily contests, but those in need of pop in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats could take a speculative leap of faith with Shaffer.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Chastain


Rays | Matt Moore optioned to Class AAA

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:26:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore was optioned to Class AAA Durham Monday, Aug. 3. The team also recalled 3B Richie Shaffer from Class AAA Durham.

Fantasy Tip: Moore ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has struggled since returning from his injury, so he will look to work on things in the minors. He could return when the rosters expand in September. Shaffer should see some playing time and could be an option in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.

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


Rays | Drew Smyly to make another rehab start

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:17:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder) is expected to make a rehab start for Class AAA Durham Wednesday, Aug. 5.

Fantasy Tip: Smyly will make his third rehab start and could be able to return to the team in the near future. He likely will rejoin the rotation when he is activated, but owners may want to see him pitch in a game or two before considering him for their lineup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin


Rays | Steven Souza out 4-6 weeks

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:12:05 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (hand) will miss four to six weeks after X-rays showed a fractured left hand. He was put on the 15-day disabled list and OF Mikie Mahtook was recalled from the minors in a corresponding move. Manager Kevin Cash said Mahtook and OF Brandon Guyer will receive the bulk of the playing time in Souza's absence.

Fantasy Tip: In most leagues, Souza should be dropped, since he's unlikely to have much of a fantasy impact for the rest of the season. Guyer ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) and Mahtook are deep sleepers on FantasyScore, and their fantasy value in deep leagues might be minimal, too, if they split playing time.

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Rays | Richie Shaffer coming up

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 18:28:24 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 3B Richie Shaffer is expected to be called up from Class AAA Durham Monday, Aug. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Shaffer brings plenty of power potential with him, and he is worth grabbing in AL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Chastain


Rays | Mikie Mahtook starting Sunday

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:43:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Mikie Mahtook will start in left field and hit seventh in the order Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Boston Red Sox and LHP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: Mahtook went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in his first game back in the majors. While he's not yet available on FantasyScore, Mahtook could become a serviceable option once he has a few more games under his belt.

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Rays | Joey Butler in two-hole

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:35:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is serving as the designated hitter and hitting second in the order Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Boston Red Sox and LHP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is hitting .297 against lefties this season, and he'll be a strong option in both GPP tournaments and cash games on FantasyScore.

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Rays | Brandon Guyer leading off

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:30:34 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer is starting in right field and leading off Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Boston Red Sox and LHP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: Guyer ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is hitting just .245 against lefties, but he has hit three of his four home runs against southpaws. Guyer will offer some cap relief to FantasyScore owners for use in GPP tournaments.

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Rays | Matt Moore to be sent down

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:23:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore will be optioned because the team plans to skip his next start as a result of how upcoming off days line up.

Fantasy Tip: Moore ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has been brutal since returning from Tommy John surgery, and he owns an 8.78 ERA in six starts. It sounds like his demotion could be a temporary thing, but with Drew Smyly potentially returning soon, Moore could be given time to work things out in the minors.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLBDepthCharts.com - Jason Martinez


Rays | Steven Souza going on DL

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:54:09 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (hand) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Aug. 1, with a fractured left hand. A corresponding roster move will be announced at a later time.

Fantasy Tip: Souza ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) was riding a five-game hit streak, and he needs to be stashed by owners who are currently rostering him.

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Rays | Grady Sizemore in the lineup

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:03:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Grady Sizemore will start in left field against Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly Saturday, Aug. 1, and is batting sixth in the lineup. OF Joey Butler is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Sizemore was recalled from the minor leagues Saturday after spending some time with Class AAA Durham. He struggled over his last several games when he was with the Rays and should not be a fantasy option at this point.

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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
Barnese Nick P
Bateman Joe P
Bauers Jake 1B
Bayliss Jonah RP
Bean Colter P
Beckham Jeremy 2B
Beckham Tim SS
Beech Travis 2B
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
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
Della Grotta Robert P
Dettrich Julius P
Diamond Scott SP
Dillon Joe INF
Disla Jose P
Dominguez Jose RP
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
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
Hu Chih-Wei P
Humphrey Benjamin 1B
Infante Jhancarlos C
Isenia Charion C
Jackson Bralin OF
Jarman Michael P
Jaso John C
Jennings Desmond OF
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 Eduar P
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'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
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
Sizemore Grady 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 Alexis P
Tapia Juan SS
Teaford Everett RP
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
Wendt David C
Williams Justin OF
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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