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Rays | Brad Miller not in lineup

Mon, 30 May 2016 14:20:22 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Brad Miller (rest) is not in the lineup Monday, May 30. SS Taylor Motter is starting in his place at shortstop and batting second versus Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy.

Fantasy Tip: It's simply a day off for the 26-year-old. Motter, meanwhile, has shown some promise thus far since being called up for the first time a couple weeks ago, but is far too inconsistent to implement in daily leagues at the moment.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger to return Monday

Mon, 30 May 2016 05:37:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Brad Boxberger (abdomen) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 30.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger is expected to be eased back into the closer role and probably will used in a few low-pressure situations to start. Owners may want to see how he is used before adding him to their roster, but he should be a starter once he receives save opportunities. Alex Colome likely will return to a setup role but still has value in most fantasy leagues.

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Rays | Jake Odorizzi takes hard-luck loss

Sun, 29 May 2016 13:37:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi gave up only one hit and struck out six over seven innings Sunday, May 29, against the New York Yankees, but that one hit was a two-run shot off the bat of SS Starlin Castro, resulting in a 2-1 setback.

Fantasy Tip: Odorizzi did not allow a baserunner through six frames but ran into trouble in the seventh when he issued a one-out walk to Brett Gardner and served up Castro's decisive home run. The 26-year-old is somehow only 2-3 despite a 3.36 ERA and 1.10 WHIP, but he stands a decent shot at earning his third win of the season Friday in a road start against the Minnesota Twins.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger to be eased back

Sun, 29 May 2016 13:12:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (abdomen) is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list in the near future but he may not be used in pressure situations right away, according to manager Kevin Cash. "He'll get plenty of opportunities in the ninth inning," Cash said. "I don't know if it's the right thing to do to stick him out there in a 2-1 ballgame the first day he comes out. We'll work him into some outings, a little bit lower leverage." Cash did not rule out the possibility of using Boxberger in high-pressure situations early on.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger is expected to regain the closer job at some point, but owners will need to monitor his workload over the first week or two. He should be added to starting lineups once he starts receiving save opportunities.

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Rays | Curt Casali catching Sunday

Sun, 29 May 2016 09:53:05 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C Curt Casali will bat ninth and start behind the plate against New York Yankees SP Nathan Eovaldi Sunday, May 29.

Fantasy Tip: Casali gets the starting nod after Hank Conger played in the first two games of this weekend's series. He is batting just .165 through 97 at-bats and is not a great fantasy option.

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Rays | Desmond Jennings out of lineup Saturday

Sat, 28 May 2016 11:10:24 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings is out of the lineup against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Saturday, May 28. OF Mikie Mahtook will bat eighth and play center field. In addition, OF Steven Souza is back in the starting lineup, batting sixth and playing right field.

Fantasy Tip: Mahtook is just 1-for-9 since being called up and is not a recommended fantasy option this afternoon. On the other hand, Souza is 6-for-12 with a double, three home runs and six RBI versus Pineda in his career and makes an excellent value option for daily fantasy players.

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Rays | Chris Archer tagged with loss Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 18:46:47 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer (3-6) allowed four runs (one earned) on four hits over eight innings in a loss to the New York Yankees Friday, May 27, with three walks and seven strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Archer has dropped his last two starts after recording victories in three consecutive decisions. He should be viewed as a somewhat risky play for his next scheduled start against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, June 1.

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Rays | Curt Casali on the bench

Fri, 27 May 2016 12:26:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C Curt Casali is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka Friday, May 27. C Hank Conger will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Conger has only one hit in his last five games and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

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Rays | Steve Souza out of the lineup

Fri, 27 May 2016 12:25:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka Friday, May 27. OF Brandon Guyer will start in right field, while OF Corey Dickerson will start in left field. 1B Steve Pearce will serve as the designated hitter, while INF Taylor Motter will start at second base and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Motter has received playing time at multiple positons since being recalled but is hitting only .222 in eight games. He does have two home runs and four RBI during that span, which makes him a sleeper starting candidate for desperate owners in daily fantasy leagues. Guyer, Dickerson and Pearce are good options to be used in daily leagues.

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Rays | Drew Smyly disappoints vs. Marlins

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:47:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Drew Smyly dropped to 2-6 after losing his start Thursday, May 26, versus the Miami Marlins. The left-hander went six innings, surrendering five runs on six hits and one walk, including two homers. He also struck out four.

Fantasy Tip: Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Justin Bour and even Ichiro Suzuki were all out of the lineup, yet Smyly couldn't take advantage of what should have been a very favorable matchup opposite mostly backup position players. Smyly has been mostly steady thus far, and he's been a help for strikeouts and WHIP, but it seems like he's cooling off after a very solid first month and change to the year.

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Rays | Corey Dickerson picks up three hits

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:43:05 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Corey Dickerson went 3-for-4 Thursday, May 26, against the Miami Marlins. All three hits were singles, raising his batting average to .197.

Fantasy Tip: Dickerson has been one of the biggest busts of any offseason acquisition, but hopefully this performance can turn things back around, as he was really the only one in the lineup who could get anything going against a masterful Jose Fernandez. Still, after a fine April, Dickerson has slumped mightily in May, with just 11 hits in 62 at-bats. At least he has eight homers on the year.

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Rays | Logan Forsythe targeting next week

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:02:13 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Logan Forsythe (shoulder) is feeling better and is targeting the next homestand (June 10 through the 19) to return from the disabled list. He took ground balls Wednesday, May 25, his first baseball activities since being injured May 9.

Fantasy Tip: Forsythe has really come into his own with the Rays at the leadoff spot, and he was sporting a .308/.398/.523 slash line with four home runs and 12 RBI before his injury. He should be stashed everywhere. Steve Pearce will lose some fantasy luster with Forsythe returning, as he has been filling in at the keystone. The power bat could move to first base and platoon with Logan Morrison.

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Rays | Brad Boxberger rehab update

Thu, 26 May 2016 09:56:04 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Brad Boxberger (abdomen) is likely to pitch in multiple games for Class AA Montgomery this week.

Fantasy Tip: Boxberger surrendered a hit and struck out a batter in a scoreless inning Wednesday. He could throw once more and be ready to go for the Rays sometime this weekend or early next week. He should be stashed in all fantasy formats.

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Rays | Desmond Jennings out Thursday

Thu, 26 May 2016 09:11:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 26. OF Corey Dickerson draws into the lineup in left field and is hitting seventh against Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez. Also, SS Taylor Motter is playing third base and batting eighth with 3B Evan Longoria serving as the designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Dickerson and Motter have some pop, but neither is a strong choice in daily play today against Fernandez, who has a 3.02 ERA and 78 K's in just 53 2/3 innings.

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Rays | Logan Morrison continues hot hitting

Wed, 25 May 2016 21:34:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B Logan Morrison went 3-for-4 with his third home run of the season Wednesday, May 25, against the Miami Marlins. He finished with a run scored and three RBI.

Fantasy Tip: Well, after an absolutely dreadful start to the year, Morrison has managed to turn it around in a big way. On May 15, he was saddled with a disastrous .119 batting average, but since then, the 28-year-old has gone 15-for-27 with all three of his homers, as well as 10 RBI over that stretch. Owners in deep leagues should pay attention to see if he can keep it up.

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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
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
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 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
Suarez Albert P
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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