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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 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

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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

Desmond Jennings had three hits including a home run on Sunday, leading the Rays to a 7-3 victory over the Tigers in Detroit.

Jennings finished the night 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and two RBI. His two-run blast off Rick Porcello in the sixth inning increased the Rays advantage to 7-1, putting the game out of reach. For the season, he’s hitting .252/.340/.402 with eight homers and 24 RBI.
Jul 6 - 11:24 PM

Desmond Jennings had a rough night at the plate in the nightcap of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.

Jennings has been a disappointment offensively thus far, slashing just .235/.319/.363 with six homers and 20 RBI. He has all of the talent in the world and a terrific blend of power and speed, but hasn't been able to put it all together on the diamond just yet.
Jun 27 - 10:40 PM

Desmond Jennings went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a two-run single in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.

After three scoreless innings in Wednesday's game, the Rays had run up their consecutive scoreless innings streak to 31. Matt Joyce singled in a run, and Jennings followed with a two-run single in a four-run fourth inning. Jennings has been mediocre at the dish overall, slashing .239/.331/.374 with 12 stolen bases.
Jun 11 - 10:41 PM

Desmond Jennings went 1-for-3 with a stolen base against the Mariners on Sunday.

Jennings had one of the Rays' four hits against Felix Hernandez on the afternoon. The stolen base was his 12th in 15 attempts this season. Jennings is hitting a disappointing .240/.333/.382 this season.
Jun 8 - 5:27 PM

Desmond Jennings had a bunt RBI single and two walks against the Mariners on Friday.

Jennings dropped down a safety squeeze against Chris Young in the bottom of the fifth inning while allowed Evan Longoria to score from third base. The 27-year-old has been a disappointment so far this season, batting just .238/.332/.381 through 57 games, but at least he's running more often than he did last year. He's already up to 11 stolen bases after swiping 20 last year.
Jun 6 - 11:37 PM

Desmond Jennings reached on an Andrew Miller error as the Rays walked off against the Red Sox for a 6-5 victory on Saturday evening at Tropicana Field.

Miller threw a would-be doubleplay ball into center field with two men on in the bottom of the 15th inning, allowing pinch-runner Cole Figueroa to score from second base. The game took five hours and 16 minutes and ended in a ninth straight loss for Boston. Jennings finished 2-for-7 with his 11th stolen base of the season. It was the third consecutive walkoff victory for Tampa Bay.
May 24 - 9:39 PM

Rays activated OF Desmond Jennings from the bereavement list.

Jennings was excused Saturday and Sunday for a private family matter. He's batting second and starting in center field on Tuesday night against the Athletics.
May 20 - 3:31 PM

Rays placed OF Desmond Jennings on the bereavement list.

The outfielder will be away from the team for Saturday and Sunday's games and return on Tuesday. Kevin Kiermaier was recalled to provide additional depth.
May 17 - 9:06 AM

Desmond Jennings is not in the Rays' lineup Friday.

Manager Joe Maddon is giving Jennings a breather since he's picked up just one hit in his last 15 at-bats. Brandon Guyer is in center field Friday.
May 9 - 4:05 PM

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C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
3Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Cole Figueroa
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
3Jerry Sands
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Moore
2Alex Cobb
3Chris Archer
4Drew Smyly
5Jake Odorizzi
Relief Pitcher
R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Brad Boxberger
5Cesar Ramos
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau