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David DeJesus | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/20/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Rutgers
Contract: view contract details

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Angels declined OF David DeJesus' $5 million option for 2016.
He'll get a $1 million buyout instead. DeJesus, who will turn 36 next month, batted only .233/.297/.330 for the Rays and Angels this season. Nov 6 - 2:58 PM

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Angels acquired OF/DH David DeJesus from the Rays in exchange for RHP Eduar Lopez.

The Angels got Shane Victorino on Monday and have now picked up DeJesus and are slated to acquire David Murphy on Tuesday. DeJesus has faded after a nice start to the season, hitting .259/.323/.375 with five homers over 257 plate appearances. He should see a decent amount of time in the designated hitter spot and possibly in left field.
Jul 28 - 6:43 PM

David DeJesus went 2-for-3 with an RBI triple and two runs scored as the Rays topped the Astros on Sunday.

DeJesus tied the game at 1-1 in the second inning with an RBI triple and shortly thereafter scored on a wild pitch. After leading off the fifth with a single, he scored the tying run to make it a 3-3 game. The veteran has been productive at the dish, batting .274/.330/.401 with five home runs, 26 RBI, and 23 runs scored.
Jul 12 - 3:54 PM

David DeJesus had a solo homer and an RBI double versus the A's on Thursday.

The Rays would have practically given DeJesus away two months ago, but he's been one of their best players, hitting .324 with four homers and 18 RBI in 102 at-bats. He'll have to stay in the lineup against righties after John Jaso returns.
May 21 - 10:40 PM

David DeJesus will start in left field Tuesday against the Braves.

The Rays don't have the luxury of the DH under National League rules, so DeJesus will play the field. He's batting sixth against right-hander Mike Foltynewicz.
May 19 - 3:28 PM

David DeJesus went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Twins.

DeJesus hit the homer off of Phil Hughes in the top of the second inning. The 35-year-old doesn't fit the mold of most DH's, but he's effective enough. This season, he's hitting .301/.356/.446 with three homers, 14 RBI and 11 runs scored in 83 at-bats.
May 15 - 11:21 PM

David DeJesus knocked in a pair of runs in a 2-for-3 effort as the Rays rallied late to overcome the Yankees on Tuesday.

DeJesus singled in two runs to tie the game at two apiece in the seventh inning. The Rays would take the lead in the next inning. DeJesus isn't the prototypical DH, but he's done a good job for the Rays nevertheless, batting .311/.370/.432 with two home runs and 13 RBI.
May 12 - 9:47 PM

David DeJesus hit a solo home run in Friday's win over the Rangers.

DeJesus hit the solo shot off of Yovani Gallardo in the second inning. The homer was his second of the season and his only hit of the game, as he finished 1-for-2. He's currently working on a little five-game hitting streak and is slashing a workman-like .300/.364/.429 in 70 at-bats.
May 9 - 12:00 AM

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

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

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