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Rays | Xavier Cedeno pitches in ninth

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:47:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Xavier Cedeno pitched a clean ninth inning in a non-save situation against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, June 29, with a 4-0 lead.

Fantasy Tip: Cedeno gave up a leadoff hit and struck out one to drop his ERA on the year to 3.76. The Rays will likely play the matchups in the ninth with Alex Colome on the DL, and Erasmo Ramirez and Matt Andriese could factor in in the short term, as well. Don't invest heavily, but after Wednesday's game, Cedeno may be the favorite for closing opportunities.

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Rays | Brandon Guyer swats homer in return

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:32:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer (hamstring) went 2-for-4 with his seventh home run of the season Wednesday, June 29, against the Boston Red Sox. He also added a double and finished the afternoon with one run scored and two runs driven in.

Fantasy Tip: In his first game off the disabled list, Guyer reminded fantasy owners that he can be a useful asset in AL-only leagues, and perhaps deep mixed formats as well. Considering the current state of Tampa Bay's decimated outfield, Guyer could be a decent addition, as he'll get regular playing time and has already enjoyed some success at the plate prior to getting hurt in the beginning of June. Keep him on your radar, at least.

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Rays | Matt Moore marvelous in win

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:18:38 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore picked up his fourth win of the season Wednesday, June 29, after defeating the Boston Red Sox. The left-hander tossed seven shutout innings, yielding just three hits and two walks, while picking up six strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Not only was this an excellent outing from the 27-year-old, it was an important one, too. Moore saw his run of back-to-back quality starts end his last time out, but he was able to bounce back here in a big way opposite a really good lineup. Moore has now pitched six or more innings in five straight outings, and appears to be returning to earlier season form when he posted a respectable 3.66 ERA in April. The lefty is someone to keep an eye on if he's out there.

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Rays | Oswaldo Arcia scratched

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:45:52 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Oswaldo Arcia (illness) was scratched Wednesday, June 29, due to illness. SS Nick Franklin is now hitting sixth and playing right field.

Fantasy Tip: Franklin is 2-for-3 (.667) with three RBI against lefties this season, which isn't enough of a sample size to warrant a play against David Price today.

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Rays | Brandon Guyer activated

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:15:17 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 29, and he's hitting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: He has the misfortune of facing David Price today, but he's hitting .360 with three homers against lefties this season. He's a low-end consideration.

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Rays | Two Rays park it on the bench

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:36:38 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson (thumb) and 1B Logan Morrison are out of the lineup Wednesday, June 29, with OF Desmond Jennings moving up to hit cleanup and 2B Tim Beckham hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings is hitting .261 this month, which is a step above his .202 average for the season. However, he's facing David Price today. He has upside at cleanup, but it's a risk. Beckham isn't worth consideration.

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Rays | Matt Moore looks to turn it around

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:51:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore is scheduled to face the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, June 29. He is 3-4 with a 5.40 ERA in eight career appearances (seven starts) against Boston. He is 1-2 with a 6.35 ERA in three starts against the Red Sox at Tropicana Field.

Fantasy Tip: Moore should be avoided in fantasy leagues which permit daily transactions and in DFS play, as he just doesn't seem to match up well against the BoSox.

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Rays | Alex Cobb to throw BP

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:51:28 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (elbow) is scheduled to throw a batting practice session Thursday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Cobb continues to make his way back from Tommy John surgery. It's uncertain if he will be able to make it all the way back to the big club this season. He might be worth grabbing in fantasy leagues later in the season if he makes it all the way back.

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Rays | Corey Dickerson available off bench

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:51:01 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson (thumb) missed his third straight start Tuesday, June 28, against the Boston Red Sox, but he was available off the bench as a pinch hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Dickerson appears likely to avoid the 15-day disabled list, but fantasy owners and DFS players will want to avoid him until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.

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Rays | Chris Archer loses his 11th game

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 20:50:38 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer allowed four earned runs, seven hits and four walks with nine strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a loss Tuesday, June 28, against the Boston Red Sox. The setback was his league-leading 11th loss of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Archer also slipped to 1-8 in his career against the Red Sox, his most losses against any opponent. He is still posting a high rate of strikeouts, but the losses are killing fantasy owners.

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Rays | Steven Souza, Brandon Guyer updates

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:24:03 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (hamstring) took batting practice and ran Tuesday, June 28, but he's not scheduled for a rehab assignment yet. OF Brandon Guyer (hamstring) is playing another rehab game Tuesday but isn't likely to come off the disabled list Wednesday, June 29.

Fantasy Tip: Guyer is obviously closer to a return than Souza, but both could be back by this weekend. Guyer was successful hitting leadoff in his limited opportunities there before his injury and is useful for his modest contributions with the stick in deep mixed and AL-only leagues if he's playing every day. Souza whiffs often but has an intriguing power-speed combination for those in deep mixed affairs. Check to see if either are available on the waiver wire now.

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Rays | Tampa to play matchups in ninth

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:41:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said the team will "play matchup game, piecing it together" in the ninth inning with RP Alex Colome (biceps) injured. RPs Erasmo Ramirez, Matt Andriese and Xavier Cedeno are all likely to figure in.

Fantasy Tip: Colome's injury isn't serious and he could be back as soon as July 4, so don't invest heavily in Tampa's ninth-inning picture without him in the short term. Ramirez is likely your best bet if you're desperate for saves in the meantime, but temper your expectations.

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Rays | Alex Cobb nearing rehab starts

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:49:58 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (elbow) threw a bullpen session Monday, June 27, and could potentially throw his final live bullpen Thursday, June 30, with rehab starts to follow.

Fantasy Tip: Cobb is worth stashing in all seasonal leagues, as he could approach 10 starts once healthy and back with the Rays. He'll be a risky option initially, but there is upside for a huge late-season boost for your pitching staff. Through his past 49 starts, Cobb has a 2.82 ERA with a 8.2 K/9. Stay tuned for updates.

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Rays | Alex Colome placed on the DL

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:39:21 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Alex Colome (biceps) was placed on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis Tuesday, June 28. The transaction is retroactive to Sunday, June 19, and Colome expects to be ready to return from the disabled list when eligible Monday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: This appears to be a road bump and not a detour for Colome owners. He has emerged as a solid closer for fantasy clubs with 19 saves, a 1.76 ERA and 11.2 K/9. Stash him in all seasonal leagues. Look for Erasmo Ramirez or Xavier Cedeno to step in for any save chances with Colome out. Ramirez is the better fantasy bet.

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Rays | Corey Dickerson out Tuesday

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:26:45 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson (thumb) will miss another game Tuesday, June 28, due to a sore left thumb. 2B Nick Franklin will take Dickerson's designated hitter spot and bat eighth against Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello.

Fantasy Tip: Dickerson shouldn't need the DL, but fantasy owners will miss his power production. Although he has a .209 batting average, Dickerson does have 13 home runs this season. Bench him for the time being until this is resolved. Franklin went 3-for-5 in the Monday, June 27, game and might be worth a DFS start.

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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
Arcia Oswaldo OF
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
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
Bryles Brian OF
Carroll Damion P
Carroll Jeffrey INF
Carter Kes OF
Casali Curt C
Cedeno Xavier RP
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 RP
Conger Hank C
Cononie Charles P
Constanza Jose OF
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
Decker Jaff OF
Della Grotta Robert P
Dettrich Julius P
Dickerson Corey OF
Dillon Joe INF
Disla Jose P
Edwards Ronald C
Edwards Spencer OF
Eldridge Rashad OF
Espinosa Sergio P
Estrada Robi INF
Eveland Dana RP
Farquhar Danny RP
Fitzgerald Brian RP
Flanagan Jeremy P
Fleming Marquis P
Flinn Chris P
Fontenot Mike 2B
Forsythe Logan 2B
Franklin Nick 2B
Frey Evan OF
Frontz Neal P
Fuller Devin P
Furmaniak J.J. INF
Gamboa Eddie P
Gangi Aaron P
Gannon Nolan P
Garcia Gerardo RP
Garrido Santiago P
Garton Ryan RP
Garvin Grayson P
Geltz Steven RP
Gillaspie Casey 1B
Glen William P
Goebbert Jacob OF
Goetzman Granden OF
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
Howell Jeff P
Hu Chih-Wei P
Humphrey Benjamin 1B
Infante Jhancarlos C
Isenia Charion C
Jackson Bralin OF
Jarman Michael P
Jennings Desmond OF
Jones Stephen OF
Kendrick Joshua 1B
Kiermaier Kevin OF
Kline William P
Koronis Alex P
Larson Brandon 3B
Leonard Patrick 3B
Livingston Bobby P
Longoria Evan 3B
Lopez Eduar P
Lopez Hector P
Lowe Joshua 3B
Luck Chris P
Mahtook Mikie OF
Maile Luke C
Maria Erick C
Marjama Mike C
Marks Justin SP
Marshall Brett SP
Martin Brandon SS
Martinez Gabby SS
Mason Chris P
Massiatte Dan C
Mateo Henry 2B
Maxwell Jason INF
McEachern Jason P
McPherson Kyle SP
Medlock Calvin P
Mendez Deivy P
Miller Brad SS
Miranda Juan 1B
Mollicone John C
Mondesi Jr. Raul OF
Moore Jeremy OF
Moore Matt SP
Morrison Logan 1B
Motter Taylor SS
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
Padlo Kevin 3B
Paduch Jim P
Patterson Jim P
Pearce Steve 1B
Peguero Tony P
Pena Angel C
Perez Cesar 3B
Perez Eury OF
Perez Sergio P
Perry Jason OF
Phillips Heath P
Phillips Paul W. P
Querecuto Juniel SS
Quinonez Eduar RP
Quinonez Jonathan OF
Ramirez Erasmo SP
Reginatto Leonardo INF
Reifer Adam P
Reyes Carlos P
Reynolds Justin OF
Rico Matt P
Robertson Daniel R. SS
Rodriguez Abrahan P
Rodriguez David C
Rogers Cody OF
Roller Kyle INF
Rollins Heath P
Romero Enny RP
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 SP
Sonoqui Eligio 1B
Southern Michael P
Souza Steven OF
Speigner Brent C
Spring Matt C
Stanek Ryne P
Stowell Bryce P
Sturdevant Tyler RP
Sweeney Matthew INF
Tapia Alexis P
Tapia Juan SS
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
Webb Ryan RP
Wendt David C
Whitley Chase SP
Wilk Adam SP
Williams Justin OF
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
Sowers Jeremy TO

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