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Brandon Guyer | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brandon Guyer will bat leadoff against the Orioles on Tuesday.
Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Saturday that Guyer was going to be his leadoff hitter against lefties and he's doing exactly that with Wei-Yin Chen on the hill for Baltimore on Tuesday. He's an appealing option in daily leagues. The full lineup: Guyer LF, Steven Souza RF, Asdrubal Cabrera SS, Evan Longoria 3B, Desmond Jennings CF, Logan Forsythe DH, James Loney 1B, Rene Rivera C, Tim Beckham 2B. Apr 7 - 3:18 PM

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Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Saturday that Brandon Guyer will bat out of the leadoff spot against left-handed pitching to begin the season.

John Jaso will occupy the top slot against right-handed pitching, but will sit against southpaws with Logan Forsythe sliding to the DH spot and Tim Beckham starting at second base. It should be enough at-bats for Guyer to deliver value in AL-only leagues, especially in daily leagues.
Apr 4 - 10:16 AM

Brandon Guyer hit a grand slam off Anibal Sanchez as the Rays beat the Tigers 11-5 on Friday.

Guyer has missed time this spring with oblique and ankle injuries, but he's hit .393 in the 10 games in which he's played. The Rays will continue to utilize him against left-handers this season, probably either as a left fielder or a DH.
Apr 3 - 4:44 PM

Brandon Guyer (ankle) returned to Grapefruit League action on Thursday.

Guyer missed a few days with a sprained ankle. The outfielder is set to see ample playing time versus southpaws this season.
Mar 27 - 12:10 PM

Brandon Guyer is out of the Rays' Grapefruit League lineup on Monday due to an ankle sprain.

It's believed to be a minor sprain. Guyer will take several at-bats in a minor league game Wednesday and should be fine for the start of the regular season. He'll get a good amount of playing time against left-handed pitching this year for Tampa Bay.
Mar 23 - 10:08 AM

Brandon Guyer (oblique) will start in center field Wednesday.

Guyer suffered a strained oblique about a week and a half ago, but he's ready to return to action and should have plenty of time to get ready for the season. The 28-year-old projects to see at-bats on the weak side of a platoon in 2015, which should make him relevant in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Mar 18 - 10:38 AM

Brandon Guyer (oblique) hit Tuesday morning against Grant Balfour.

Guyer strained his oblique about 10 days ago, but he's expected to make his return to game action on Wednesday. The 28-year-old should see part-time at-bats against left-handed pitching this season.
Mar 17 - 10:50 AM

Brandon Guyer (oblique) will take batting practice rather than return to Grapefruit League action on Tuesday.

It shouldn't really be considered a setback. Guyer should be game-ready later this week and is fully expected to be ready for the start of the season.
Mar 15 - 9:45 AM

Brandon Guyer (oblique) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action next Tuesday.

Guyer did another round of batting tee drills on Thursday and felt fine. He has been sidelined for a week by a mild oblique strain. The 28-year-old outfielder is fully expected to be ready for the start of the regular season and should see some action against left-handed pitching this summer with Tampa Bay.
Mar 12 - 9:52 AM

Brandon Guyer (oblique) progressed to hitting off a tee on Wednesday.

Guyer strained his oblique last Friday, but it's being termed as relatively mild. He could return to Grapefruit League action on March 15 or 16. Guyer is expected to be a go for the regular season and should see part-time at-bats this year against lefties.
Mar 11 - 11:29 AM

Brandon Guyer (oblique) could return to game action around March 15 or 16.

Guyer felt a grab in his oblique last Friday and took it easy over the weekend, but he has begun to ramp up activities again. It shouldn't impact his availability for the start of the regular season. The 28-year-old should see part-time at-bats against lefties this year.
Mar 10 - 9:45 AM

Brandon Guyer (oblique) reported improvement on Sunday but remains uncertain on when he'll be able to return to game action.

Guyer first felt the injury on Friday and has received treatment the past two days. He fully believes that the issue isn't serious though and won't impact his availability for the beginning of the regular season.
Mar 8 - 9:46 PM

Brandon Guyer is expected to miss a couple of days due to soreness in his left side.

Guyer said he felt "a little grab" in his side, but doesn't believe that it's an oblique issue or anything serious. He is expected to begin the season in a reserve outfielder role for the Rays.
Mar 7 - 9:24 AM

Brandon Guyer went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Guyer doubled and scored in the sixth inning, and he added a two-run single in the ninth as the Rays tried to come back late. The runs batted in were Guyer's first since August 29. The 28-year-old is hitting .271/.335/.372 in his first extensive look with the Rays.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 05:43:00 PM

Brandon Guyer paced the Rays offensive attack in Friday's loss to the Red Sox, going 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI.

Guyer was a late addition to the Rays lineup as Desmond Jennings was scratched minutes before the first pitch. He responded in a huge way though, and likely played his way into Saturday's lineup with the strong effort. For the season, he's now hitting .271/.342/.382 with three long balls and 24 RBI.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

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