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Rays | CLE looking at Steve Pearce

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:37:03 -0700

The Cleveland Indians are scouting Tampa Bay Rays OF Steve Pearce, according to team sources.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce would give the Indians help at a corner infield spot, third base, now occupied by cold-hitting Juan Uribe. Pearce can also play first base and the outfield, so the move would be versatile if it happened. Monitor where he ends up.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman

Rays | Steve Pearce sitting vs. Dodgers

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:35:13 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B Steve Pearce is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 27. 1B Logan Morrison is starting at first base and batting sixth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce is having a nice season with a .313/.386/.530 slash line and is worth owning in the majority of seasonal leagues. Morrison is 11-for-51 (.216 batting average) in July with an underwhelming .660 OPS. He should be left to cavernous mixed and AL-only formats, and he's nothing more than a desperation flier in daily contests Wednesday.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Chastain

Rays | Logan Morrison still sidelined

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:44:58 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B Logan Morrison (wrist) is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Bud Norris Tuesday, July 26. 1B Steve Pearce will start at first base and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce is hitting .227 with one home run and four RBI over the last seven days. He is still hitting .311 for the season and could be a sleeper option for some owners in daily fantasy leagues.

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Rays | Two Rays players sitting out

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:39:03 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B Logan Morrison and OF Brandon Guyer are not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn Sunday, July 24. 1B Steve Pearce will start at first base and is batting sixth. OF Corey Dickerson will start in left field, while OF Oswaldo Arcia will serve as the designated hitter and is hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce has five hits one home run and four RBI since returning from the disabled list and should be a decent option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Arcia is only hitting .138 this month and should be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

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Rays | Steve Pearce right back in the lineup

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:46:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B Steve Pearce (hamstring) is starting at first base and batting fourth against Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce rested his right hamstring as a precaution to avoid aggravating the injury Thursday, July 21, so it's good to see him right back in the lineup Friday. Pearce is 3-for-9 with two runs, a home run and four RBI since returning from the disabled list. He's picked up right where he left off before the injury, albeit while taking advantage of hitter-friendly Coors Field.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin

Rays | Steve Pearce could be dealt

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:55:29 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Steve Pearce has received interest on the trade market, and there's a decent chance he is dealt before the trade deadline. The San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians are fits.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce has a .322-10-29 line in 183 at-bats, and he could be dealt into a part-time role. He should remain at least a single-universe option in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Rays | Steve Pearce out as precaution

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:43:53 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays 1B Steve Pearce (hamstring) said he's out of the starting lineup as a precaution Thursday, July 21, after he was "feeling" his hamstring due to fatigue. He expects to start Friday, July 22.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce just returned from a hamstring injury, so the Rays are being cautious and easing him back into action. Because he was producing a nice .322/.393/.552 slash line with 10 homers and 29 RBI, he's expected to play most of the time at first base. That'll hurt Logan Morrison the most.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin

Rays | Steve Pearce sitting out vs. A's

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:34:21 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B Steve Pearce is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 21. SS Tim Beckham is starting at first base and is batting eighth against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce just came off the DL Tuesday, so the Rays are likely easing him back in. With a .322/.393/.552 slash line, 10 homers and 29 RBI, he plays in most deep mixed and AL leagues as long as he's playing regularly. Beckham had five hits last night to continue his hot July (.462), but he has just three homers and 10 RBI on the year and remains a desperation flier in DFS.

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Rays | Steve Pearce homers in return

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:34:47 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B Steve Pearce went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, July 19. Pearce hadn't played in the majors since June 20 due to a hamstring injury.

Fantasy Tip: Pearce has been a rare bright spot for Tampa Bay's offense this year, putting together a .324-10-27 line in 179 at-bats. He can cover multiple positions on your fantasy squad and is a good addition in most leagues.

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Rays | Logan Morrison out Tuesday

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:24:40 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B Logan Morrison will not start Tuesday, July 19, against the Colorado Rockies. 1B Steve Pearce is in the lineup and will hit fifth against Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood.

Fantasy Tip: Morrison (.232-10-31) is the backup to Pearce, who was hitting .322-9-25 before a hamstring issue sidelined him on June 20. Look for Pearce to get the bulk of the starts moving forward, which could cost Morrison some fantasy value. Still, with 10 home runs to his credit, don't be surprised if the team finds ways to get Morrison some at-bats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Marc Topkin