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David DeJesus | Designated Hitter

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Rutgers
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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. Sep 1 - 10:39 AM

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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.
Aug 21 - 8:40 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.
Aug 19 - 3:47 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.
Aug 18 - 9:21 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.
Aug 14 - 8:26 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.
Jul 30 - 10:50 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.
Jul 11 - 4:13 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.
Jul 9 - 9:36 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.
Jun 19 - 3:13 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.
Jun 19 - 2:37 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.
May 30 - 11:55 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.
May 14 - 1:13 AM

David DeJesus had a big night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Indians, going 4-for-5 with three doubles and two RBI.

DeJesus also scored a run in the ballgame. The huge effort raises his season slash to .265/.365/.470 to go along with three homers and 11 RBI. While he's hitting atop the Rays lineup, he's worth a look as a fourth or fifth outfielder in deeper mixed leagues.
May 9 - 11:31 PM

David DeJesus went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

DeJesus took Bud Norris deep in the fifth inning for his third homer of the season, part of the scant amount of offense the Rays were able to generate against the Orioles. DeJesus has been drawing a ton of walks, but otherwise hasn't done a whole lot at the plate, as his .227 average and .413 slugging percentage indicate.
May 7 - 10:41 PM

David DeJesus homered and walked with the bases loaded to plate both Rays runs in a 2-1 win over the Red Sox in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.

DeJesus's homer barely made it over the low wall down the right-field line at Fenway; it would have been a double in any other park. Still, it was quite a nice day at the plate for him. He came in with a .190 average and one homer in 63 at-bats for the month of April.
May 1 - 5:01 PM

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PosRoleName
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2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Nick Franklin
SS1Yunel Escobar
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
3Jerry Sands
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Jeremy Hellickson
5Nate Karns
6Drew Smyly
7Alex Colome
8Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Brad Boxberger
5Cesar Ramos
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau
8Steve Geltz
9C.J. Riefenhauser