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David DeJesus | Designated Hitter

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Rutgers
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David DeJesus went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run as the Rays earned a victory over the Marlins on Sunday.
DeJesus broke a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning, swatting a three-run home run off of Henderson Alvarez. The 35-year-old veteran is off to a nice start, batting .545 (6-for-11) with six RBI. Despite a lack of power, DeJesus had decent numbers in 83 games for the Rays last season but his fantasy value is still rather shallow. The Rays would reportedly like to trade DeJesus. Apr 12 - 4:52 PM

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David DeJesus tripled, walked and scored twice Monday versus the Pirates.

DeJesus is 6-for-27 this spring. It's still unclear what the Rays plan for him if they keep him. They'd certainly prefer to shed his $5 million salary, though he has enough left in his bat to justify his salary. With Hunter Pence out, San Francisco is one destination that would make sense.
Mar 23 - 5:13 PM

David DeJesus, who left Friday's game with a bruised elbow, started Sunday and went 0-for-3.

The Rays would like to trade DeJesus, clearing the way for them to go with John Jaso as their primary designated hitter. He has a pretty reasonable $5 million salary, which would make him a reasonable option for any team that loses a starting outfielder to injury this spring.
Mar 8 - 4:59 PM

Rays activated OF David DeJesus from the 15-day disabled list.

DeJesus missed nearly two-and-a-half months with a fracture in his left hand. The 34-year-old outfielder was off to a pretty good start before the injury, boasting an .806 OPS with five home runs in 62 games. He can be thrown back into lineups in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 10:39:00 AM

David DeJesus (hand) went 1-for-4 on Wednesday for High-A Charlotte.

It was his first rehab game since experiencing some soreness in his left hand last Saturday in the Gulf Coast League. DeJesus is not expected to rejoin the Rays until September 1, so he'll get close to 30 rehab at-bats. He's been out since June 19 with a hand fracture.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 08:40:00 AM

David DeJesus (hand) expects to resume a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.

DeJesus took a break from his rehab stint after experiencing some soreness in his left hand on Saturday, but he felt good Tuesday. The hope is that he could be ready to rejoin the Rays next week.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 03:47:00 PM

David DeJesus (hand) is hoping to resume his minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday.

DeJesus had to put a halt to the rehab assignment Sunday after experiencing lingering soreness in his fractured left hand after his debut with the Gulf Coast League Rays on Saturday. He'll take the day off Monday and then hit on the side Tuesday. The veteran outfielder has been out since June 19. He is aiming to return to Tampa Bay by the end of August.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 09:21:00 AM

David DeJesus (hand) will begin a rehab assignment on Saturday with the Gulf Coast League Rays.

He'll then move up to High-A Charlotte on Monday. There's no timetable for DeJesus' return, but he's missed nearly two months with a fractured left hand, so a decent number of rehab at-bats could be needed.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 08:26:00 PM

David DeJesus (hand) said Tuesday that there's no timetable for when he'll resume swinging a bat.

"We’re going to start in the pool, things like that, and then we’ll progress," he said. DeJesus has already missed six weeks with a fractured left hand and appears to be recovering more slowly than expected. The Rays will probably be happy if they can get him back by the end of August at this point.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 10:50:00 AM

David DeJesus is expected to need 2-3 more weeks for his fractured left hand to heal.

He'll be allowed to resume baseball activities at that time. DeJesus is hoping to return in early- to mid-August, with the latter being more likely.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 04:13:00 PM

David DeJesus (hand) ran the bases on Tuesday.

Working his way back from a fractured left hand, DeJesus is slowly but surely incorporating baseball activities back into his regimen. The outfielder could be activated in early August if all goes well.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 09:36:00 AM

David DeJesus will visit a hand specialist Thursday.

DeJesus was placed on the disabled list Thursday afternoon after fracturing a bone in his left hand on a check swing Wednesday. He'll be in a splint for three weeks and will presumably be on the shelf into August. It's another tough blow for the Rays, who entered play Thursday with a record of 28-45. They are 13 games back in the American League East standings.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Rays placed OF David DeJesus on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand.

DeJesus suffered the injury Wednesday on a check swing and will likely be out for several weeks. Brandon Guyer has been activated in a corresponding roster move. DeJesus, 34, was batting .269/.367/.440 with five homers and 17 RBI in 62 games this season.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 02:37:00 PM

David DeJesus went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

DeJesus had half of the Rays' hits on the night. Thanks to a strong May, the 34-year-old is batting .268/.350/.465 with five home runs and 16 RBI through 47 games this season.
Fri, May 30, 2014 11:55:00 PM

David DeJesus homered and doubled to give the Rays both of their extra-base hits on Tuesday night.

DeJesus is hitting .432 with three homers and five doubles this month, after finishing April with a .190 average, one homer and three doubles in 63 at-bats. He's not going to remain especially valuable for fantasy purposes, but he's not a bad stopgap right now.
Wed, May 14, 2014 01:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Tim Beckham
4Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Drew Smyly
5Nate Karns
6Alex Colome
7Matt Moore
8Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Kevin Jepsen
4Ernesto Frieri
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7C.J. Riefenhauser
8Brandon Gomes
9Xavier Cedeno
10Kirby Yates
11Erasmo Ramirez