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Rays | Steven Souza breaks out

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:31:23 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza broke an 0-for-26 slump with two hits, including a two-run homer, Saturday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: Souza ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) had 16 strikeouts in that 26-at-bat skid, so today was a good sign. We need to see more before spending that much on FantasyScore, though.

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Rays | Rene Rivera not starting

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:44:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C Rene Rivera is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Saturday, July 4. C Curt Casali will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Rivera ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) probably will return to the lineup in the next game or two. Casali ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has been decent at the plate since being recalled but should not be a starting option.

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Rays | Logan Forsythe on the bench

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:37:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Logan Forsythe is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Saturday, July 4. OF Jake Elmore will start at second base and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Forsythe ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) should return to the lineup in the near future. Elmore ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) has struggled at the plate recently with only two hits in his last 11 games. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.

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Rays | Steven Souza returns to the lineup

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:31:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza will start in right field against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Saturday, July 4, and is batting fifth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Souza ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) received a few days off since he has been struggling at the plate. He has gone nine games without a hit and is batting only .208 on the season. Owners on FantasyScore probably should avoid Souza until he breaks out of his slump.

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Rays | David DeJesus not in the lineup

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:25:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF David DeJesus is not in the starting lineup against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Saturday, July 4. OF Joey Butler is starting in left field and is batting second in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: DeJesus ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) probably is receiving a rest and should return to the lineup in the next game or two. Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been on a bit of a cold streak with only three hits in his last seven games. Owners on FantasyScore may want to look for other options to use in their lineups.

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Rays | Grady Sizemore leading off

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:13:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Grady Sizemore will serve as the designated hitter against New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda Saturday, July 4, and is batting first in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has played well since joining the Rays and has at least one hit in four of his last six games with four RBI in that span. Owners on FantasyScore could consider Sizemore as an option if they are looking to save some money.

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Rays | Jake Odorizzi has return date

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:48:21 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi (oblique) will make his final rehab start Monday, July 6, and return to the Tampa Bay rotation Saturday, July 11.

Fantasy Tip: Barring a setback, Odorizzi will be back before the All-Star break. It would be wise to let him prove his health in a start before returning him to your seasonal lineups or starting him at FantasyScore. His pre-injury 2.47 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 7.4 K/9 play in all formats.

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


Rays | Steven Souza out again

Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:39:16 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza is out of the lineup Friday, July 3, with OF Grady Sizemore leading off as the designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: It's Souza's second day off in a row, and his extended struggles have clearly cost him some playing time. Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is hitting .364 with a homer and four RBI the last seven days. If you're feeling nostalgic, give him a whirl on FantasyScore against Masahiro Tanaka.

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


Rays | Matt Moore rusty in first start back

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:41:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) showed his rust against the Cleveland Indians in his first start of the season Thursday, July 2, throwing three wild pitches and allowed four runs, six hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision. "I thought there might have been more nervous body-control type issues, but really it felt normal," said Moore, who threw 81 pitches in his first outing against major-league hitters in 451 days.

Fantasy Tip: The outing showed exactly why we said it was too risky to bet on Moore ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) in his first start back in over a year. You may want to play it safe and avoid him in his next start, too, depending on the opponent. The poor command is just a reminder that many starters struggle with location in their return from Tommy John surgery.

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Rays | Desmond Jennings pain-free

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:32:22 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) is pain-free but has yet to resume baseball activities.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) last played April 25 before having knee surgery. It doesn't look like he'll be back anytime soon, either. There's no reason to add him in shallow mixed leagues. Kevin Kiermaier ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) will continue to start in center in Desmond's absence. He's merely a low-end outfield option on FantasyScore, though.

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Rays | James Loney returning Friday

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:26:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney (finger) will be activated from the disabled list before the game Friday, July 3. RP Preston Guilmet is being sent down to Class AAA Durham.

Fantasy Tip: Loney ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) should at least return to the strong side of a platoon at first base to face right-handed pitchers, meaning Marc Krauss ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) could lose whatever little fantasy value he may have had. Loney has very little power to speak of and is batting-average dependent, making him a fantasy commodity in the very deep mixed leagues, at best.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roger Mooney


Rays | Matt Moore activated from DL

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:06:09 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) was activated from the disabled list Thursday, July 2, to face the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Tip: Moore ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is at a cheap price if you want to risk it, but it's his first start in a year due to Tommy John surgery. We'd avoid him on FantasyScore for a start or two.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Matt Baker


Rays | Steven Souza out Thursday

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:03:26 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Steven Souza is out of the lineup Thursday, July 2, with OF Brandon Guyer in his place.

Fantasy Tip: Souza ($4,200, 8.4% of cap) is hitless in 21 at-bats the last seven days and should be avoided in his deep slide. Guyer ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) has a .276-2-16 line this season, but he's really just a guy. Sorry for the weak pun, but avoid him on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Matt Baker


Rays | David DeJesus sitting Thursday

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:54:07 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF David DeJesus is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 2. OF Grady Sizemore is serving as the designated hitter and batting fourth against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber.

Fantasy Tip: DeJesus has only 10 hits in his last 69 at-bats (.145) since the beginning of June with no home runs and five RBI. He's batting-average dependent and was due for regression. Sizemore ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has a homer and four hits in his first 14 at-bats with the Rays, but he's about one of the weakest cleanup hitters you'll see in baseball and should be avoided on FantasyScore today against the Klubot.

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Rays | James Loney rehab update

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:30:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 1B James Loney (finger) collected a pair of hits in the second game of his rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte Wednesday, July 1.

Fantasy Tip: Loney ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) remains on pace to rejoin the parent club this weekend. FantasyScore owners should avoid him during the first game or two after he is activated so that he can prove that he is completely healthy.

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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
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
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
DeJesus David OF
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
Guilmet Preston RP
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
Krauss Marc 1B
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
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
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
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 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
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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