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Rays | James Loney back with a bang

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:19:35 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney is 3-for-6 with a home run, two doubles, three runs scored and three RBIs in two games since being activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Loney ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) went on the DL after the first game of the season, but his timing doesn't seem to have suffered during the layoff. He may not start Sunday with lefty Mark Buehrle on the mound, but Loney could be worth a flier at FantasyScore the next time the Rays face a right-handed starter.

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Rays | Erasmo Ramirez starting Saturday

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:47:36 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Erasmo Ramirez will be the starting pitcher against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: Ramirez ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has struggled on the mound this season and has allowed 16 runs in only 6 1/3 innings. Owners on FantasyScore should avoid Ramirez and use another option for their lineup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Kelly Parsons


Rays | Drew Smyly solid in debut

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:32:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder) allowed two runs on four hits and struck out five in 4 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays in his first start of the year Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Smyly ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) threw 79 pitches and ended up with a no-decision, but he looked solid in his first start. That being said, it's not a bad idea to let Smyly have another start under his belt before deciding you can trust him at FantasyScore.

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Rays | Evan Longoria ends RBI drought

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:25:36 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a 12-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, April 24, ending a 12-game RBI drought.

Fantasy Tip: Longoria ($4,800) has just three RBIs in 17 games this year to go along with one homer and a .218 average. He needs to start driving in runs with a lot more consistency before he is worth considering at FantasyScore.

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Rays | Drew Smyly will be limited vs. Jays

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:44:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder) is expected to be limited to 85 pitches in his start against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Smyly ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) was a popular breakout candidate in the preseason, and he should have a solid year for his seasonal owners. However, it would be wise to avoid him in all fantasy formats Friday, especially with the news of a pitch count.

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


Rays | Jake McGee throws pain-free

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:36:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow, back) played catch without pain from his stiff back Friday, April 24. McGee said he expects to throw a bullpen session Saturday, April 25. If all goes well, McGee will pitch in a game early next week with Single-A Charlotte, and then he could begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham. McGee is targeting the second week of May for a return to the Rays.

Fantasy Tip: Continue to stash McGee with the expectation he returns to the closer role. However, there are no guarantees he'll step right back in immediately or keep the job. Continue to check back for updates on his recovery and his return timeline.

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


Rays | Alex Cobb feels great after mound session

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:30:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (elbow) said he felt "great" after throwing his first session off a mound Friday, April 24. It was the first time Cobb threw off a mound since leaving a spring training game March 17, and being diagnosed with elbow tendinitis.

Fantasy Tip: Barring any setbacks, expect Cobb ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) to return to the bump in approximately two weeks. It would be wise to allow him to work his way back into top form before utilizing him in FantasyScore contests and seasonal leagues. Continue to check back for updates on his recovery progress and an official word on when he'll return.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin sitting vs. Rays

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:04:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 24. C Josh Thole is batting ninth and will catch SP R.A. Dickey Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Martin ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) from your lineups Friday. While his batting average (.159) leaves a lot to be desired, his counting starts are impressive, as Martin has already scored nine runs, hit two home runs and drove in nine runs. When in the lineup, Martin is a nice source of cap relief for FantasyScore players. Thole is a defensive-first catcher and career .204 hitter against left-handed pitchers. Avoid him in daily contests Friday.

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Rays | Steven Souza not in lineup vs. Jays

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:10:15 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza is not in the starting lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Souza ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) from your fantasy lineups Friday. He had to leave the game early Wednesday, April 22, due to forearm cramps, so he is likely receiving a rest day. However, it is still worth checking back for updates to make sure it is just a routine day off. Brandon Guyer ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) draws into the lineup Friday, but he is nothing more than a low-priced flier in FantasyScore contests.

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


Rays | Matt Moore could throw BP soon

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:41:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) could throw batting practice in early May.

Fantasy Tip: Moore could return to the Rays rotation around the All-Star break. He'll immediately jump into the rotation, though, so he's worth stashing in most fantasy baseball formats. If he's out there in your league and you have the room on your squad, stash him away.

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Rays | James Loney activated from DL

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:56:28 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney (oblique) was removed from the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 24. 1B Allan Dykstra was sent back to the minors Thursday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Loney ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) should return to the starting first base duties now that he's back to full health. At FantasyScore, he should really only be an option for your lineups when facing right-handed pitchers, who he hit .304 (130-for-428) with eight of his nine home runs against in 2014.

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Rays | Steven Souza right back in lineup

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:00:17 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (forearm) is batting second and playing right field against the Boston Red Sox Thursday, April 23. Souza left the game early with a forearm cramp Wednesday, April 22.

Fantasy Tip: Seasonal owners can happily return Souza ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) to their lineups. FantasyScore players might want to be a little more cautious, though. View Souza as a high-risk, high-reward option in daily contests Thursday.

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Rays | Matt Moore continues to progress

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:02:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) said things are going really well with his recovery from Tommy John surgery Thursday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: Moore is still a long way from helping fantasy owners. Still, he is worth stashing in the majority of formats, as he projects to return around the All-Star break. Continue to check back for updates on his recovery and a timeline for his return. It isn't always a smooth transition back to the mound after Tommy John surgery, though. So keep your expectations in check.

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


Rays | Steven Souza nursing cramp

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:51:15 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (forearm) suffered a cramp in the right forearm Wednesday, April 22, against the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Souza could have dodged a bullet here, as the way he left looked like a possible hamate bone injury. A cramp is nothing compared to that, obviously. Still, be careful in FantasyScore with Souza at $3,100 (or 6.2% of cap). Let him prove his health in one full game before trusting him again.

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


Rays | Alex Cobb steadily improving

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:50:04 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (forearm) played catch without feeling any pain for the second consecutive day Wednesday, April 22. He is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session Friday, April 24. Cobb was diagnosed with forearm tendinitis in late March.

Fantasy Tip: Barring a setback, expect Cobb ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) to return to the hill in approximately two weeks. FantasyScore players would be wise to allow him to wet his feet with a few starts before utilizing in contests, though. In seasonal leagues, Cobb should continue to be stashed in all formats.

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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
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
Mathis Doug RP
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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