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Desmond Jennings | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/30/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Desmond Jennings is not in Monday's lineup against the Orioles.
He's presumably getting the day off. With Desmond out, Ben Zobrist will make his first start in center field since 2010. Aug 25 - 4:05 PM

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Desmond Jennings hit a pair of singles and knocked in a run against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Jennings' sixth inning single drove in his 36th run of the year. Jennings was touted by some as a potential breakout candidate this season, but he hasn't delivered to this point. On the year he's batting .239/.317/.377 with ten home runs and fifteen steals.
Aug 22 - 10:27 PM

Desmond Jennings (shoulder) went 2-for-4 with a run scored in his return to action Friday against the Yankees.

Jennings missed back-to-back games with a sore shoulder, but he should be good to go moving forward. The 27-year-old outfielder is batting .244/.324/.385 with 10 homers and 15 steals through 112 games this season.
Aug 15 - 10:17 PM

Desmond Jennings is back in the Rays' lineup Friday.

Jennings missed back-to-back starts with a sore shoulder but is ready to give it a go. The speedy outfielder is sporting a .241/.323/.384 batting line with 10 homers, 35 RBI and 14 steals this season.
Aug 15 - 3:53 PM

Desmond Jennings (shoulder) is out of the Rays' starting lineup again Thursday.

Jennings has now missed back-to-back starts with a sore shoulder. The good news is that he is available to pinch-hit Thursday, so consider him day-to-day for now.
Aug 14 - 4:50 PM

Desmond Jennings is not in the Rays' lineup on Wednesday due to a sore shoulder.

Jennings hurt the shoulder running into the outfield wall in Tuesday's game. Rays manager Joe Maddon said Jennings could be an option off the bench in Wednesday's game and should be back in the lineup Thursday, suggesting it's only a minor ache for the 27-year-old.
Aug 13 - 6:50 PM

Desmond Jennings went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in a loss to the Cubs on Sunday.

Jennings hit a run-scoring double in the seventh inning to give the Rays a late lead, but they couldn't hold on for the victory. The outfielder has been better since the calendar turned to August, as he's 9-for-30 with six RBI and four runs scored in his last seven games. Jennings is hitting .243/.326/.385 overall.
Aug 10 - 8:40 PM

Desmond Jennings blasted a solo homer and scored the game winning run in the 10th inning on Friday, leading the Rays to a 4-3 victory over the Cubs in Chicago.

Jennings got the Rays on the board in the third inning, taking Tsuyoshi Wada over the wall in left-center for his 10th home run of the season. He then singled with one out in the 10th inning to start a game winning rally, and would ride home on an RBI single by Kevin Kiermaier. For the season, the dynamic outfielder is hitting .243/.326/.385.
Aug 8 - 8:43 PM

Desmond Jennings had a miserable night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Angels, going 0-for-5 with a pair of strikeouts.

The final strikeout was particularly disheartening, as the Rays loaded the bases to start the ninth inning before he whiffed against Huston Street. It has been a disappointing season for the dynamic young outfielder, slashing .238/.323/.381 with nine homers, 28 RBI and 13 swipes.
Aug 1 - 10:57 PM

Desmond Jennings hit a two-run double and stole a base in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.

Jennings' third-inning double cut the Red Sox lead to one, but it was as close as the Rays would get. It was his only hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. Jennings also stole his 13th base of the season, his first steal and his first attempt in July. The outfielder is hitting .246/.333/.395 with nine home runs overall.
Jul 27 - 5:36 PM

Desmond Jennings went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as the Rays' leadoff hitter on Wednesday.

The good news is that Jennings is hitting .311 this month. The bad is that he hasn't attempted a single steal after going 1-for-4 in June. He also has just one homer, so he hasn't made much of a contribution in mixed leagues. He rates as a pretty big disappointment for fantasy purposes.
Jul 24 - 12:51 AM

Desmond Jennings is back in the Rays' lineup Friday.

Jennings missed the final two games prior to the All-Star break with a bruised left knee, but the Rays were simply being cautious. He's hitting .246/.337/.391 with eight homers, 24 RBI and 12 stolen bases for Tampa this season.
Jul 18 - 5:12 PM

Desmond Jennings (knee) remained out of the Rays' lineup Sunday.

Jennings has sat out two straight games with a bruised left knee, but he's expected to be fine after the All-Star break. Kevin Kiermaier is in center field again Sunday.
Jul 13 - 11:48 AM

Desmond Jennings is considered day-to-day after leaving Friday's game with a bruised left knee.

Jennings fouled a ball off his knee early in the game and was lifted for Kevin Kiermaier. Expect him to return to the Rays lineup at some point over the weekend.
Jul 11 - 8:49 PM

Desmond Jennings was forced to leave Friday's game against the Blue Jays after fouling a ball off his left knee.

Kevin Kiermaier came on to replace him in center field. The team should provide an update on his status after the game, but he's expected to return to the lineup in a day or two.
Jul 11 - 8:06 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
3Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
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
5Drew Smyly
6Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Brad Boxberger
5Cesar Ramos
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau