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Rays | Mikie Mahtook starting Sunday

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:43:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Mikie Mahtook will start in left field and hit seventh in the order Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Boston Red Sox and LHP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: Mahtook went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in his first game back in the majors. While he's not yet available on FantasyScore, Mahtook could become a serviceable option once he has a few more games under his belt.

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Rays | Joey Butler in two-hole

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:35:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is serving as the designated hitter and hitting second in the order Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Boston Red Sox and LHP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is hitting .297 against lefties this season, and he'll be a strong option in both GPP tournaments and cash games on FantasyScore.

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Rays | Brandon Guyer leading off

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:30:34 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer is starting in right field and leading off Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Boston Red Sox and LHP Wade Miley.

Fantasy Tip: Guyer ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is hitting just .245 against lefties, but he has hit three of his four home runs against southpaws. Guyer will offer some cap relief to FantasyScore owners for use in GPP tournaments.

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Rays | Matt Moore to be sent down

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:23:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore will be optioned because the team plans to skip his next start as a result of how upcoming off days line up.

Fantasy Tip: Moore ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has been brutal since returning from Tommy John surgery, and he owns an 8.78 ERA in six starts. It sounds like his demotion could be a temporary thing, but with Drew Smyly potentially returning soon, Moore could be given time to work things out in the minors.

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Rays | Steven Souza going on DL

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 15:54:09 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza (hand) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Aug. 1, with a fractured left hand. A corresponding roster move will be announced at a later time.

Fantasy Tip: Souza ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) was riding a five-game hit streak, and he needs to be stashed by owners who are currently rostering him.

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Rays | Grady Sizemore in the lineup

Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:03:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Grady Sizemore will start in left field against Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly Saturday, Aug. 1, and is batting sixth in the lineup. OF Joey Butler is not in the starting lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Sizemore was recalled from the minor leagues Saturday after spending some time with Class AAA Durham. He struggled over his last several games when he was with the Rays and should not be a fantasy option at this point.

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Rays | John Jaso not in Friday lineup

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:30:19 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso is not in the starting lineup against Boston Red Sox left-handed SP Eduardo Rodriguez Friday, July 31. OF Joey Butler is serving as the designated hitter and batting fifth, while OF Mikie Mahtook was recalled from the minors and gets the start in left field while hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has cooled off considerably since a hot run in the first half of the season, and he's seeing inconsistent playing time, too, making him hard to rely on for fantasy purposes. Both he and Mahtook are weaker outfield plays, but Butler at least is a decent value consideration on FantasyScore. Mahtook should be ignored.

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Rays | Tampa willing to trade Nathan Karns

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:47:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Nathan Karns could be traded away by the Ray, as they are willing to listen on pitchers. RP Kevin Jepsen may be the most likely to leave town.

Fantasy Tip: Karns ($7,200, 14.4% of cap) has had a solid rookie season, going 6-5 with a 3.37 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 20 starts (115 innings) for the Rays this season. It's hard to imagine his fantasy value changing all that much if he's dealt, depending on where he lands. Jepsen is unlikely to fall into a closing role if he's traded away, so his fantasy value remains limited.

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


Rays | Desmond Jennings to play in rehab game

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:02:48 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) is scheduled to play for Class AAA Durham Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) likely will have to play several games in the minor leagues before rejoining the Rays. It may take Jennings some time to return to his pre-injury form, so owners may not want to use him initially.

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Rays | Chris Archer strikes out 11

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:54:38 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer allowed two runs on three hits in seven innings against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, July 29, to suffer his eighth loss of the season. He struck out 11 batters and did not walk any batters during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Archer ($9,500, 19.0% of cap) pitched well during the game but did not receive enough run support. He has struck out at least 10 batters in six games this season and has struck out at least six batters in his last seven starts. He is scheduled to face the Chicago White Sox in his next start and could be a solid starting option.

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Rays | Joey Butler out Wednesday

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:04:25 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 29. C Curt Casali is serving as the designated hitter and batting seventh against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander.

Fantasy Tip: Casali ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has four home runs in his last two games and has earned himself everyday playing time, at least in the short term. His hot stick won't last forever, so you may want to capitalize while you still can on FantasyScore. Verlander has looked rather pedestrian with a 5.57 ERA in his seven starts this season.

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Rays | Eduar Lopez comes in for David Dejesus

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:16:21 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired RHP Eduar Lopez from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday, July 28, in exchange for OF David DeJesus.

Fantasy Tip: Lopez is several years away from appearing in the major leagues, but both Brandon Guyer ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) and Joey Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) should receive more playing time with DeJesus gone from the crowded Rays' outfield. Both Guyer and Butler can occasionally be used on FantasyScore when facing a left-handed pitcher.

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Rays | James Loney out Tuesday

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:31:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney is not in the lineup against Detroit Tigers left-handed SP David Price Tuesday, July 28. 2B Logan Forsythe is starting at first base and hitting cleanup, while SS Tim Beckham slides over to second base and is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Forsythe ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) has been a pleasant surprise for the Rays this year. However, he's not your prototypical cleanup hitter and is in a tough matchup against Price tonight. It might be tough for him to return any value Tuesday night.

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Rays | David DeJesus resting

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:25:52 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF David DeJesus is not in the lineup against Detroit Tigers left-handed SP David Price Tuesday, July 28. OF Brandon Guyer is starting in left field and hitting leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Guyer ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is in a favorable lineup spot but doesn't have much offensive upside, and he's stuck in a tough matchup against Price. He's one to avoid for your daily lineups.

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Rays | John Jaso out vs. southpaw

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:22:03 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso is not in the lineup against Detroit Tigers left-handed SP David Price Tuesday, July 28. OF Joey Butler is serving as the designated hitter and batting second.

Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has hit very well against lefties this year (.314/.333/.486 with three of his six home runs in 70 at-bats), which could make him a contrarian play on FantasyScore while facing Price.

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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
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
Cedeno Xavier SP
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
Della Grotta Robert P
Dettrich Julius P
Diamond Scott SP
Dillon Joe INF
Disla Jose P
Dominguez Jose RP
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 2B
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
Hu Chih-Wei P
Humphrey Benjamin 1B
Infante Jhancarlos C
Isenia Charion C
Jackson Bralin OF
Jarman Michael P
Jaso John C
Jennings Desmond OF
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 Eduar P
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
Maxwell Jason INF
McEachern Jason P
McGee Jake RP
McPherson Kyle SP
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'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
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
Sizemore Grady 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 Alexis P
Tapia Juan SS
Teaford Everett RP
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
Wendt David C
Williams Justin OF
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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