Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays news, rumors and injuries
Thu, 21 May 2015 20:06:07 -0700
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.
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.
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.
Thu, 21 May 2015 11:07:47 -0700
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.
Thu, 21 May 2015 06:12:49 -0700
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.
Wed, 20 May 2015 17:47:35 -0700
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.
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:32:39 -0700
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.
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.
Tue, 19 May 2015 15:12:56 -0700
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.
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.
Sun, 17 May 2015 09:11:43 -0700
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.
Sun, 17 May 2015 08:55:19 -0700
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.
Sun, 17 May 2015 08:50:08 -0700
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.
Sun, 17 May 2015 08:46:57 -0700
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.
Sun, 17 May 2015 08:35:52 -0700
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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