Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:49:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Franklin will still begin the season on the DL with his oblique injury, and Logan Forsythe will fill in at second. Franklin will take the job when healthy, so he might be worth a late-round selection in AL leagues only.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:57:55 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday, March 29, and is scheduled to throw a two-inning batting practice session Wednesday, April 1. Smyly could throw another batting practice session Saturday, April 4, and then pitch in a minor league game. Manager Kevin Cash there is a chance Smyly could return to the rotation by the end of April.
Fantasy Tip: Smyly ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) will have a rotation spot when he returns from injury, so owners should monitor his rehab over the next few weeks. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see him start a game or two before using him in their lineups.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:15:57 -0700
Fantasy Tip: McGee is expected to miss the first month, but he's a great value if he slips to your third RP in drafts.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:15:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Moore is a player to watch as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery. He could return closer to the All-Star break.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:14:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cobb ($7,500, 15.0% of your cap) will be a daily consideration on FantasyScore once he's cleared to pitch.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:58:45 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jaso ($3,900, 7.8% of your cap) is a good plug-and-play option at a thin catcher position on FantasyScore. He doesn't hit for a lot of power, but his .274-7-28 first half in '14 proved he's worth consideration in good matchups.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:28:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Boxberger had a dominant season with 104 K's in 64 2/3 innings, a 2.37 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 2014. He will retain value even if he relinquishes the closer role when McGee returns.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:25:22 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cobb ($7,500, 15.0% of cap) is not expected to be ready for the start of the regular season but is not believed to be dealing with a long-term injury. Cobb should be a solid option on FantasyScore when he returns because of his strikeout potential.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:15:37 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Smyly ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) is expected to miss the first week or two of the regular season, so owners should keep an eye on his recovery. Smyly could be a solid option on FantasyScore when he returns and could be a middle- to late-round pick in fantasy drafts.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:21:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Archer ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) has a home matchup against the Baltimore Orioles. The O's lost a lot of offense, and 1B Chris Davis still has a game remaining on his suspension. Archer is a solid option on FantasyScore at a reduced rate from the rest of the SP1s.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:05:30 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Nick Franklin (oblique) is expected to start the season on the disabled list, and 2B Logan Forsythe will receive the majority of playing time at the keystone, according to manager Kevin Cash.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to check back for updates on Franklin's return timeline. In favorable matchups, Forsythe ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) could be a low-priced flier for FantasyScore players. Although, cap relief would likely be his best asset. When healthy, Franklin has power potential, but he is a .213 hitter through his first 502 at-bats. He is best left to the waiver wire in the majority of fantasy formats.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:24:41 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder) is expected to throw his third bullpen of the spring Thursday, March 26, but manager Kevin Cash doesn't think Smyly will be able to appear in a game in spring training.
Fantasy Tip: Smyly recorded a 1.70 ERA and 0.76 WHIP while compiling 44 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings over seven starts after being traded to the Rays in 2014. Smyly will need to be monitored, but his shoulder injury shouldn't keep him out for long. He's worth stashing late in mixed league drafts for his upside.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:21:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cobb is expected to miss the first couple weeks of the 2015 regular season. His fantasy stock as a No. 2 starter shouldn't really chance much unless he suffers a significant setback. He'll also be a nice source of strikeouts for FantasyScore users once he's back in late April.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:44:43 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) was pleased with his third bullpen of the spring Tuesday, March 24, and he said he'll throw five more bullpens before facing hitters. He'll throw another 30-pitch session Friday, March 27. McGee continues to throw at 70 or 80% and just started throwing curve balls again off flat ground Monday, March 23.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the fact that McGee is expected to miss all of April, he's still worth drafting and stashing in mixed leagues for saves down the road. Brad Boxberger is the popular candidate to see most of the ninth-inning duties until McGee returns, and he'll be a late-round speculation for saves.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:22:14 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer (ankle) was given the day off Monday, March 23, due to a mild ankle sprain. Guyer is expected to play in a minor league game Wednesday, March 25, and he might receive six to nine at-bats in that game.
Fantasy Tip: Guyer is likely to serve as a backup in right field behind Steven Souza, and he could see some at-bats as the designated hitter as well. He has a little pop and could be a nice low-end FantasyScore play at just $2,000 (or 4.0% of cap) when he starts.
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