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Rays | Jake McGee close to returning

Wed, 06 May 2015 14:42:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) will pitch again for Triple-A Durham Friday, May 8, and he'll likely have at least one more rehab appearance after that.

Fantasy Tip: McGee could easily be back early next week, but it's unknown if he'll immediately be inserted back into the closer's role. There's a good chance the club will ease him back in, and Brad Boxberger, who has done a great job in the ninth in McGee's absence, will deserve to remain on all fantasy rosters until the situation becomes more clear.

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


Rays | Joey Butler starting Wednesday

Wed, 06 May 2015 13:53:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler will be the starting left fielder against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has received only nine at-bats this season but has recorded a home run and RBI in his limited time. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use.

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Rays | Steven Souza to sit Wednesday

Wed, 06 May 2015 11:39:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza will sit out Wednesday, May 6, as expected.

Fantasy Tip: Souza had been slumping a bit before recording two knocks Tuesday night. With Souza out tonight, Brandon Guyer ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is receiving the start against Boston Red Sox starter Justin Masterson. Guyer is hitting .255 (14-for-55) with one home run and seven RBI, and he shouldn't create much excitement for FantasyScore lineups, especially at the bottom of the lineup.

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


Rays | Alex Cobb receives injections

Wed, 06 May 2015 10:10:44 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (elbow) has received platelet-rich plasma injections in his elbow in hopes that he can pitch through a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow this year. Cobb will rest for at least two weeks to see if the injections help. If not, he'll likely need to have Tommy John surgery and be out for most and maybe all of the 2016 season.

Fantasy Tip: Cobb ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) owners should keep him stashed in a DL slot for now, but history isn't on his side while attempting to pitch through a partially torn elbow ligament. If you haven't already, make plans for rotation help. Matt Moore, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery of his own, could return sometime in June and will immediately return to the starting rotation.

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


Rays | Jake McGee makes rehab appearance

Wed, 06 May 2015 10:06:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) struck out a hitter in an inning in his third rehab outing for Triple-A Durham Tuesday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: McGee is getting very close to rejoining the team in the back end of the bullpen. Brad Boxgerger has done a fantastic job in the closer's role in McGee's absence, and the ninth inning could be fluid once McGee returns. However, if McGee is healthy and performing well, he's expected to eventually take over the closer's role. Both relievers should be owned in all fantasy formats for now, though.

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


Rays | Evan Longoria reaches milestone

Tue, 05 May 2015 22:39:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria posted his 1,000th career hit in the game Tuesday, May 5, against the Boston Red Sox. He is third on the team's all-time list, 16 behind former 2B/OF Ben Zobrist for second place.

Fantasy Tip: While the milestone was nice, Longo has managed just one homer and six RBI with a rather pedestrian .402 slugging percentage. At $4,400 (or 8.8% of cap) he could re-emerge as a must-start FantasyScore option if he can find his power stroke again.

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Rays | Alex Cobb hopes to pitch again in 2015

Tue, 05 May 2015 16:35:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (elbow) will attempt to get through a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament by resting and getting treatments, according to the team's president of baseball operations Matt Silverman, Tuesday, May 5. Cobb and the Rays' training staff believe he can pitch again this season.

Fantasy Tip: Season-long owners should keep Cobb stashed in a DL spot if possible. If immediate help is needed, or if a tempting option emerges on the waiver wire, it appears as though owners don't need to be excessively patient with Cobb at this point. Unless more promising news comes out in the next couple of weeks, Cobb could be dropped sooner rather than later.

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


Rays | No baseball activities for John Jaso

Tue, 05 May 2015 15:26:22 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso (wrist) hasn't resumed baseball activities yet, and he's slowly healing.

Fantasy Tip: Jaso ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) doesn't look like he's ready to return anytime soon for the Rays. Rene Rivera ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) and Bobby Wilson ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) are splitting time behind the dish and are very weak catching options at FantasyScore.

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


Rays | Alex Cobb to pitch through injury

Tue, 05 May 2015 14:44:23 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (elbow) will attempt to pitch through a partial tear in his elbow ligament.

Fantasy Tip: Cobb ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) faces an uphill battle to avoid what would likely be Tommy John surgery. If fantasy owners learned anything about Masahiro Tanaka, it's that pitching through ligament tears usually leads to a DL trip eventually. Cobb is already on the DL and likely wouldn't return in another few weeks, at the earliest, anyway. Continue to stash him in a DL slot everywhere, but this one could be over quickly.

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


Rays | Alex Cobb has ligament tear

Tue, 05 May 2015 09:44:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (elbow) is dealing with a partial tear of his elbow ligament, which was discovered in a new MRI exam. He will see how his elbow responds to rest.

Fantasy Tip: This is terrible news for Cobb ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) and his owners, and it means he'll be out for much longer and possibly the rest of the 2015 season, depending on how he responds to rest. Nathan Karns ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Alex Colome ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) might be safe in the rotation for the foreseeable future now.

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


Rays | Steven Souza shakes off injury

Mon, 04 May 2015 22:20:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (forearm) was hit on the right forearm by a pitch Monday, May 4, against the Boston Red Sox. However, he was able to remain in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Souza ended up reaching base four times with a single, double, walk and the HBP. At $3,700 (or 7.4% of cap) he is a solid play in FantasyScore due to his tremendous upside.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press


Rays | Jake McGee set to rehab in Triple-A

Mon, 04 May 2015 22:20:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) is expected to make his third minor-league rehab appearance for Triple-A Durham Tuesday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: McGee could return and work his way into the closer's role at some point. Keep an eye on him in weekly fantasy formats.

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Rays | Steven Souza to see day off

Mon, 04 May 2015 16:29:26 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza will likely have a day off either Tuesday, May 5, or Wednesday, May 6, according to manager Kevin Cash.

Fantasy Tip: Souza ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) entered the game Monday night hitless in his last 17 at-bats, and he made that 18 when he struck out in his first at-bat. Souza has 13 K's in his last 18 at-bats. Avoid him until he breaks out of this funk everywhere, including at FantasyScore.

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


Rays | Tampa shakes up lineup

Mon, 04 May 2015 15:41:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Asdrubal Cabrera, who is hitless in his last 14 at-bats, was dropped from third to seventh in the batting order Monday, May 4. OF David DeJesus, who is 0-for-17 lately, was dropped to fifth in the lineup. 1B James Loney has moved to the third spot.

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) and DeJesus ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) should be looked at as weaker FantasyScore plays tonight, even against a right-handed pitcher. Loney ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is a midrange first base play tonight while seeing a bump into the heart of the batting order.

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


Rays | Alex Cobb has setback

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:20:39 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (elbow) had a setback and has stopped his throwing program. He will be re-evaluated.

Fantasy Tip: Cobb ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) will likely not be able to return to the rotation for at least another month now, and maybe longer. You'll have to remain patient with him in standard leagues. Nathan Karns and Alex Colome will have more run with a rotation spot with Cobb's setback.

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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 P
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 SS
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
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
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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