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Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hanigan (left oblique strain) will begin his rehab assignment Friday with High-A Charlotte, the Tampa Bay Tribune's R. Mooney reports.
Impact: He's a defensive specialist, and was slashing just .212/.309/.327 before his injury, so he's really only relevant in deeper two-catcher leagues. If everything goes well during his rehab assignment, he could rejoin the Rays in a week or two.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cobb (9-6) tossed seven shutout innings against the Tigers on Thursday, striking out six while allowing just two hits and two walks to come away with a 1-0 victory.
Impact: The unreliable and injured Cobb from early in the season has recently been replaced by a dynamo who's been mowing down batters throughout July and August. He's tossed consecutive scoreless outings and has given up a grand total of just four runs in his last six starts combined, shaving his ERA from 4.08 to 3.19 in that span. He'll draw the first-place Orioles next week -- they're the last team to score more than two runs against him in a start, way back on June 29.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kiermaier is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.
Impact: Kiermaier has started the last nine games, but Ben Zobrist will slide over to right field Thursday, joining Brandon Guyer and Desmond Jennings in the starting outfield. After a strong month of July, Kiermaier is hitting just .121 (7-for-58) in August.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Loney is not in the lineup Thursday against Detroit, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Loney has started every game since August 9 and will receive the day off with lefty David Price on the hill for Detroit. Sean Rodriguez will bat sixth and get the start at first base.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Joyce is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.
Impact: Joyce has been sitting against left-handers, so with ex-teammate David Price on the mound Thursday, Joyce will cede left field duties to Brandon Guyer. After batting .309 in the month of July, Joyce has regressed a bit in August, going 13-for-52 (.250) at the dish with two doubles and a home run.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sands (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The move is procedural in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster. Sands will continue to rehab his left wrist, which sustained a torn sheath in mid-July and ended his season prematurely.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Myers (wrist) was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Myers, who has been sidelined since May 31 due to a stress fracture in his right wrist, fared well in his rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham. In 24 at-bats, he slashed .250/.419/.542 with two homers, six RBI, three runs scored, and three stolen bases. It's unclear if he'll immediately enter the lineup, but he should assume everyday duty in the Rays' outfield shortly.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Myers went 0-for-3 at the plate with a strikeout in his first game back from the disabled list Wednesday.
Impact: Having missed nearly three months of action, Myers was predictably rusty. Myers will look to turn around a disappointing season (.224/.308/.348 slash line in 201 at-bats) in the season's stretch run.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Odorizzi (9-10) pitched 6.2 innings Wednesday against the Tigers, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out seven in the loss.
Impact: Wednesday's outing marks Odorizzi's third straight quality start, and he's allowed a total of just five runs in those outings (19.2 innings pitched). For the most part, Odorizzi is getting the job done and now sports a 3.83 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 153:48 K:BB ratio in 136.1 innings this year. His next start is scheduled for Monday on the road against the Orioles.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Loney went 3 for 4 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's loss to Detroit.
Impact: Loney is batting .400 over six games with a .571 clip with runners in scoring position, resulting in seven RBIs.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | STATS
News: The Rays have activated Myers from the 60-day disabled list after missing 70 games with a broken right wrist.
Impact: The 2013 AL rookie of the year played seven games on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Myers is in the lineup at DH for Wednesday's game versus the Tigers, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.
Impact: Myers was activated from the DL after more than two months away from the Rays as a result of a stress fracture in his right wrist. During a seven-game rehab assignment at Triple-A Durham, he hit .250/.419/.542 with two home runs, six RBI, three runs and three stolen bases in 24 at-bats.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: DeJesus took batting practice Tuesday, after which he relayed that his hand felt "fine," Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports
Impact: On Wednesday, DeJesus is expected to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte. He believes that he'll be able to return to the Rays next week at some point, when he'd supply outfield depth.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Balfour was charged with his fifth loss of the season after giving up three runs on a hit and three walks as the Rays fell in extra innings to the Tigers. He failed to record an out.
Impact: Balfour appeared to restore some confidence by turning in three scoreless appearances in a row prior to Tuesday, but he may have sacrificed all that goodwill with his putrid showing against the Tigers. The right-hander found the strike zone on just two of his 14 pitches, adding another dubious footnote to a nightmarish season.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McGee may not be available Wednesday after tossing two innings (35 pitches) in Tuesday's 8-6 loss to the Tigers.
Impact: McGee scattered three hits and a walk but struck out three batters to keep the Tigers off the board. The 35 pitches were a season high for McGee, besting his previous total of 32 that came just three days earlier. If a save situation arises Wednesday, look for either Brad Boxberger or Kirby Yates to get the nod.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Zobrist went 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.
Impact: Zobrist's power and stolen base totals have predictably tailed off in his age-33 season, but he's retained some value in the fantasy game for his versatility and on-base skills. He's been especially excellent for the Rays in the second half, slashing .315/.392/.472 since the All-Star break.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Loney went 3-for-4 with his seventh home run of the season and three RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.
Impact: Loney drove in all three runs on a home run in the first inning off Tigers ace Max Scherzer. The 30-year-old is on a relative power binge with two long balls and five RBI over his last four games, but as a whole, he's bringing his typical high-average, good defense and minimal power profile to the table yet again this season.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Archer gave up four runs (one earned) over 5.2 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers. He struck out six but yielded five hits and five walks while taking no decision.
Impact: All of the damage against Archer came in the sixth inning, as the right-hander ultimately squandered a 4-0 lead. The outing snapped a streak of five straight quality starts for Archer and was a poor follow-up to his previous turn, in which he whiffed 12 batters over seven innings. Given his general reliability over the last few weeks, Archer can still probably be rolled with confidence in his subsequent outings, in spite of Tuesday's uninspiring performance.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Rays manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday that Myers (wrist) could return any day now, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Myers is not in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against Detroit but it sounds like he may be activated as soon as Wednesday. Maddon said Myers will see time both in left field and right field upon his return.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hanigan (oblique) expects to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday or Thursday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: With Hanigan's oblique soreness lingering into early August, the Rays opted to shut him back down from baseball activities, but Hanigan said Tuesday that he's been pain free for a couple days. He'll ramp up his activity from here with an eye toward playing in minor league games later this week, and barring setback, should rejoin the big club on the road next week.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Balfour allowed a hit and picked up one strikeout during a scoreless inning in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.
Impact: With the Rays trailing 4-2, Balfour came in to work the top of the ninth in Sunday's contest. Though the veteran reliever has now allowed just two hits over four scoreless innings during his last three outings, do not look for Manager Joe Maddon to deploy him in high-leverage situations anytime soon.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Joyce went 2-for-4 with a double and one run scored in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Yankees.
Impact: Joyce continues to swing a hot bat in recent days, as the 30-year-old outfielder has now gone 8-for-23 with five walks and three extra-base hits over his last nine games. In addition to those totals, Joyce has chipped in five RBI and six runs during the same stretch.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hellickson worked five innings Sunday afternoon versus the Yankees, giving up three earned runs on four hits and a couple of walks while striking out five in a losing effort.
Impact: Things were going great over the first four frames Sunday afternoon, as Hellickson ran his scoreless streak to 10 innings. However, the Yankees broke through for three runs in the top of the fifth and ultimately chased the Rays' righty from the game after 99 pitches. Hellickson has been solid in his last five turns in the rotation, posting a 2.63 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 7.6 K/9 across 27.1 innings.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: DeJesus will wait a few more days to begin his rehab assignment due to hand soreness, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.
Impact: DeJesus was originally scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Saturday, but some mild soreness will push back this timetable. It doesn't appear to be a major setback, as the delay is only expected to last a two or three days. He hasn't seen action for the Rays since June 18, but remains hopeful he'll see the field in the majors before the season is over.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Guyer is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Guyer will sit for the third straight day with Matt Joyce starting in left field. Vincent Belnome will also get his second straight start at designated hitter and will bat seventh for the Rays.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Cobb scattered six hits and struck out eight in Friday's 5-0 win over the New York Yankees.
Impact: Cobb should be in your lineup since he's 6-0 with a 2.24 ERA in his last nine starts.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jennings (shoulder) is back in the lineup Friday against the Yankees, Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Jennings sat each of the last two games because of the shoulder injury, but appears to be healthy enough to return Friday. He will take his place back in center field and at the top of the lineup for the Rays, sending Kevin Kiermaier back to right field and Brandon Guyer to the bench.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cobb was brilliant Friday night versus the Yankees, striking out eight while allowing just six hits and one walk across 7.1 scoreless frames.
Impact: Having now gone nine consecutive starts without a loss, Cobb appears to be stepping into the top spot of the Rays' rotation. Dating back to June 29, the 26-year-old hurler is 6-0 with a 2.24 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 9.1 K/9 over 56.1 innings. Cobb will return to the mound Thursday versus the Tigers.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gomes has been optioned to Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: After tossing a pair of scoreless innings Wednesday, Gomes has been deemed expendable for the short term. The corresponding move will be announced Saturday.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | STATS
News: Forsythe had three hits, including his fifth home run, in Thursday's 6-3 win at Texas.
Impact: Forsythe had been hitless in 14 at-bats over his previous six games.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Odorizzi had another nice outing Thursday, allowing two runs and four hits over seven innings at Texas. He issued just one walk and struck out seven batters.
Impact: Other than a five-run clunker on August 3, Odorizzi has been great in his last 10 outings (59.1 innings), with five quality starts and 65 strikeouts during that stretch. On a down note, he hasn't been able to pitch deep into games this season, going seven innings or more in just four of 24 starts. One might assume that his great strikeout rate (10.2 K/9IP) is an explanation for his short outings, as strikeout artists tend to run up a high pitch counts. He's averaging just 97.6 pitches per start though, so it's more that the Rays haven't unleashed him yet. Whichever the case, Odorizzi's stock would rise if he worked deeper into games, as his aforementioned strikeout rate is fifth best among all MLB starting pitchers.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: DeJesus (hand) is slated to begin a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Rays on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: A fractured left hand sent DeJesus to the shelf in mid-June, but he's finally on the verge of returning to game action. The plan is for DeJesus to play in just two games in the GCL before advancing to the club's High-A affiliate in Charlotte. Barring a setback, he could return to the major league team by late next week.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Despite leaving Wednesday's game after seven innings and serving as the DH Thursday, Longoria is not dealing with any health issues, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: It would be fair to question Longoria's health with him taking it easy the last couple days, but it appears manager Joe Maddon is just looking for ways to get him rest while keeping him in the lineup. Longoria has started every game this season, and he figures to continue playing every day unless the Rays fall out of the playoff hunt.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Myers (wrist) could return to the Rays during their upcoming series against the Tigers that begins Tuesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: The Rays won't rush Myers back to the big club, but he has gone 4-for-9 with a home run through three rehab games, so he is getting close to returning to Tampa. While the exact day of Myers' expected return is uncertain, he should be back with the Rays sometime next week barring any setbacks over the next few days.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jennings (shoulder) expects to return to the lineup Friday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: The Rays are resting Jennings for the second straight game Thursday, but the outfielder's positive outlook on his condition could make him available off the bench for the final game of the series with the Rangers.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Joyce is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: After homering and scoring three runs a night earlier, Joyce will take a seat Thursday with lefty Robbie Ross on the mound for the Rays. Brandon Guyer starts in left field, while Evan Longoria handles DH duties for the Rays.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jennings (shoulder) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Jennings' shoulder is still ailing him, so he'll be given another day off with the hope that it aids his recovery. Kevin Kiermaier will cover center field for Jennings.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Joyce swatted a home run, drove in a pair of runs, and scored three of his own in Sunday's demolition of the Rangers.
Impact: The Rays have extracted decent value from Joyce in using him as a semi-regular player this season, with the 29-year-old responding with a .281/.374/.431 line over 320 at-bats. He's noticed some a dropoff in his power production from his 19-homer peak back in 2011, but he still offers ample fantasy value when he sees a steady stream of right-handed pitching.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Guyer went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Wednesday's 10-1 victory over the Rangers.
Impact: Guyer's playing time has grown sparser in August, as it appears manager Joe Maddon is content to use him in a timeshare with the likes of Matt Joyce, Ben Zobrist and Sean Rodriguez, based on factors such as matchups and lineup composition. Wednesday's power surge aside, Guyer's .273 batting average has been relatively low in impact, as his middling .369 slugging percentage would support.
Thu. Aug 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Jennings was back in the lineup Friday with a hit his first time up.
Impact: Jennings had missed two straight games because of a sore shoulder after slamming hard into the wall while making an incredible running catch.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Loney was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run Wednesday in a 10-1 win against the Rangers.
Impact: Wednesday was Loney's fifth multi-hit game of August. The 30-year-old doesn't fit the power profile of a first baseman, but is hitting .327 this month.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Archer (8-6) struck out a career-high 12 batters Wednesday, allowing a run on four hits en route to a 10-1 victory over the Rangers.
Impact: It was Archer's fifth quality start in a row. The 26-year-old is 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 27:5 K:BB ratio over 19 August innings. Archer will face the Tigers at home Tuesday.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | STATS
News: Figueroa was optioned to Triple-A Durham.
Impact: Figueroa hit .233 with six RBIs in 23 games for Tampa Bay.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | STATS
News: The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled Gomes from Triple-A Durham.
Impact: Gomes was on the opening day roster and was 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA in 20 appearances before being sent to the minors May 20. He allowed a homer in four of his last five appearances before being optioned.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jennings is out of the lineup Wednesday due to shoulder soreness, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: During the eighth inning of Tuesday's game, Jennings made an over-the-shoulder catch to take extra bases away from the Rangers' Leonys Martin, but he ended up crashing into the outfield wall. While his shoulder is a little sore as a result, manager Joe Maddon said that Jennings could be available late in the game and should be able to play Thursday.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jennings is out of the lineup Wednesday vs. the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Jennings will take a seat after starting eight straight games, including Tuesday's contest in which he played all 14 innings. Kevin Kiermaier will man center field Wednesday, granting Jennings the night off.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gomes was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Manager Joe Maddon said the team was likely to make a move to add a bullpen arm after all seven of its relievers were used in the first two games of the Rangers series, and it was Gomes who got the call. The 30-year-old right-hander has spent the entire year at Durham, posting a 4.60 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 10.4 K/9 in 22 appearances (29.1 innings). His stint with the big club will likely be short, but Gomes may get an extended run when rosters expand.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Smyly pitched well for the Rays on Monday, allowing three hits with nine strikeouts over 7 2-3 innings in a 7-0 win at Texas.
Impact: Smyly is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts since joining the Rays.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kiermaier (back) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.
Impact: A bout of lower back tightness resulted in Kiermaier's early exit from Monday's game, but it looks like he won't even miss a start. Kiermaier is set to man right field and bat ninth Tuesday against right-hander Nick Tepesch, as he looks to improve upon his 5-for-31 mark (.161 average) for August.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Escobar is out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Rangers.
Impact: It will be the first day off for Escobar since coming off the DL in early July. He's off to a solid start in August, batting .286 with only three strikeouts in 42 at-bats. Ben Zobrist will bat second and get the start at shortstop in his place Tuesday.
Tue. Aug 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: DeJesus (hand) is likely to begin a rehab assignment by this weekend, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Out since June 18, DeJesus (hand) finally appears close to returning to the Rays' lineup. The veteran outfielder will go through full workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for a rehab assignment this weekend.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Joyce had a productive day at the plate Monday, going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and two RBI.
Impact: Joyce has been in and out of the lineup this month but is still hitting .296 since the calendar turned to August. The outfielder has seven home runs and 46 RBI to go with his .280 batting average.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smyly earned his first win as a Ray on Monday, going seven shutout innings against the Rangers.
Impact: The lefty struck out nine and allowed just three hits in the outing. Smyly now has allowed three runs in his first 13 innings as a Ray, striking out 15 but walking five. He'll look for his eighth win of the season this weekend when he faces the Yankees.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Updating a previous report, Kiermaier left Monday's game due to lower back tightness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Kiermaier appears to have left the game for precautionary reasons, so an extended absence isn't expected. If manager Joe Maddon decides to give him some extra time to rest, look for Ben Zobrist to handle right field, which would give Logan Forsythe additional reps at second base.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kiermaier left Monday's game with an undisclosed injury, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Kiermaier apparently suffered the injury while running out a triple in the bottom of the sixth, as he was pulled from the game in the next half inning. It would seem that he might have tweaked his ankle or possibly a hamstring, but the Rays should clarify the extent of the injury after the game.
Mon. Aug 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McGee, who was unavailable Sunday due to a bruised right calf, will be able to pitch Monday in Texas, if needed, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: McGee has taken the mound just four times in August, holding the opposition scoreless in four innings. While he hasn't received a save chance since July 28, he's aided owners with seven strikeouts during that span.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cobb tossed six solid innings Sunday afternoon versus the Cubs, allowing just one earned run on six hits while piling up six strikeouts.
Impact: Cobb continued his nice run of work on the mound Sunday, as he has now given up two runs or fewer in six consecutive outings. Over this stretch, the right-hander has posted a strong 1.85 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 9.5 K/9 across 39 innings. Cobb will look to keep it rolling Friday against the Yankees.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Beckham was activated off the 60-day disabled list Sunday and optioned to Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Beckham underwent surgery for a torn ACL in December and has finally made his way back from the injury. The shortstop hit a respectable .276 with Durham last season and was called up in September, playing in eight games with the Rays.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Joyce is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, MLB.com's Bill Chastain reports.
Impact: Joyce has seen limited playing time with the interleague series eliminating the DH spot this weekend. He'll sit with lefty Travis Wood on the mound for the Cubs on Sunday, but will likely rejoin the lineup when the Rays need a designated hitter again.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kiermaier is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, MLB.com's Bill Chastain reports.
Impact: Kiermaier will sit as the Rays load up on right-handed bats against lefty Travis Wood. Sean Rodriguez will be in left field and bat in the cleanup spot for the Rays.
Aug 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Molina is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, MLB.com's Bill Chastain reports.
Impact: Molina appears to be splitting catcher duties with Curt Casali at this point, as he has started just three of the past seven games behind the plate. He is out again Sunday, with Casali starting in his place and batting seventh for the Rays.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Odorizzi struck out nine and did not walk a batter while giving up three hits over six shutout innings to earn his eighth win of the season Saturday against the Cubs.
Impact: Pounding the strike zone, Odorizzi turned in another strong outing as his breakout campaign continues. The nine strikeouts were his highest total since June 21 against the Astros (10), while the victory was his fourth in five trips to the mound. He'll face the Rangers in Arlington on Thursday in his next scheduled start.
Sat. Aug 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Guyer is out of the lineup Saturday versus the Cubs, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Although Guyer has maintained a formidable .273 batting average over 165 at-bats, his lack of power might have prompted manager Joe Maddon to look elsewhere for his everyday left fielder. Guyer finds himself on the bench for the third time in four games.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Myers (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Saturday.
Impact: The Rays have not provided a set return date for Myers, who will likely need a week's worth of games -- if not more -- to get his timing back at the plate as he's been on the disabled list since June 1 with the injury.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jennings went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Friday's 4-3 win over the Cubs.
Impact: Turning in the third mulit-hit effort over his last five games, Jennings is picking things up a bit at the plate here in the early days of August. During this short stretch, the fleet-footed center fielder has gone 7-for-22 with five RBI and four runs scored.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Archer tossed six strong innings Friday afternoon versus the Cubs, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and one walk while recording six strikeouts.
Impact: Archer continues to put up solid results here in the second half. Over four starts since the All-Star break, the young right-hander has posted a 2.96 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.1 K/9 across 24.1 innings. With the David Price era now a thing of the past in Tampa Bay, the Rays are certainly relying on Archer to continue performing at this level. He will attempt to keep it going Wednesday against the Rangers.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Molina is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.
Impact: Molina will receive a regular day of rest, with Curt Casali manning the backstop in his stead.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kiermaier is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.
Impact: Kiermaier has started three straight for the Rays, but will give way to Ben Zobrist in right field, while Brandon Guyer takes over in left. Kiermaier is just 3-for-20 at the dish to start the month of August, but he homered in Thursday's game and owns a .288 batting average on the season.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Loney is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.
Impact: Loney has started at first base every game since July 7 for the Rays, but will give way to Sean Rodriguez for the afternoon tilt. Loney is hitting over 50 points lower against left-handed pitching, so Friday will be the perfect opportunity for a day off with southpaw Tsuyoshi Wada on the hill for the Cubs. Look for Loney to return to action Saturday.
Fri. Aug 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Joyce is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.
Impact: Joyce typically serves as the DH when a right-hander takes the mound, but he'll sit Friday with lefty Tsuyoshi Wada on the bump for the opposing Cubs. With the Rays opening a three-game set in an NL ballpark, Joyce would have to return to the lineup in the outfield Saturday, which is a likely possibility with righty Edwin Jackson in line to take the mound.
Tue. Aug 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Cobb gave up two runs and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings of Monday's 3-2 loss at Oakland, though he didn't record a decision.
Impact: Cobb is 5-0 with a 2.72 ERA in seven starts since his last loss.
Tue. Aug 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Loney was 2 for 4 in a 3-2 loss at Oakland on Monday.
Impact: Loney has hit safely in 13 of 15, going 23 for 60. He's quietly enjoying a solid season for Tampa Bay with a .290 average and 51 RBIs in 109 games.
Tue. Aug 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Longoria hit his 14th home run of the season and second in three games in a 3-2 loss at Oakland on Monday.
Impact: Longoria is not putting up superstar numbers this year with a .734 OPS and 57 RBIs in 112 games.
Mon. Aug 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Loney was 3 for 4 with his 23rd double in a 7-5 win over the Angels on Sunday.
Impact: Loney is hitting .375 over his last 14 games
Sun. Aug 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Archer fanned nine and gave up three runs in six innings Saturday night in a 10-3 win against the Los Angeles Angels.
Impact: Archer (7-6, 3.42 ERA) has given up three runs and pitched at least six innings in each of his last three starts.
Sun. Aug 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Guyer went 2 for 2 and drove in two runs in a 10-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Impact: Guyer, now hitting .281, is batting .372 (16 for 43) in his 15 games since July 7.
Sun. Aug 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Forsythe had a solo homer and an RBI single in a 10-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
Impact: Forsythe, now batting .252, was 3 for 14 with one RBI in his previous six games.
Sun. Aug 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Loney had three hits and the Tampa Bay Rays roughed up C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 on Saturday night.
Impact: Loney, now batting .284, is hitting .346 (18 for 52) in 13 games since the All-Star break.
Sun. Aug 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Longoria hit a two-run homer, and the Tampa Bay Rays roughed up C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 on Saturday night.
Impact: Longoria put the Rays up 2-0 with his 13th homer of the season, connecting in the first off Wilson (8-7). He became the first Tampa Bay player to reach 600 career RBIs.
Sun. Aug 3, 2014 | STATS
News: Zobrist got four hits and the Tampa Bay Rays roughed up C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 on Saturday night.
Impact: Zobrist, now batting .280, is 16 for 30 (.533) with three doubles, two homers and five RBIs in his last eight games. He started that stretch by going 4-for-4 against Boston on July 25.
Sat. Aug 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Longoria went 2 for 4 on Friday.
Impact: Longoria has been lame with a .724 OPS that ranks him 97th in the big leagues.
Sat. Aug 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Hellickson was beaten by the Halos on Friday.
Impact: Hellickson gave up four runs and six hits in 4 2-3 innings. The right-hander, coming back from right elbow surgery in January, has gone less than five innings in all three of his starts this season.