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Logan Forsythe | Second Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rays and INF Logan Forsythe avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.
He was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. Forsythe hit just .223/.287/.329 with six homers and 26 RBI in 110 games in 2014 and is slated for a utility role in 2015. Jan 16 - 1:29 PM

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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times believes that Logan Forsythe will see some time at first base for the Rays in 2015, at least during spring training.

With Sean Rodriguez getting designated for assignment this week and with the organization's love of positional flexibility, it's safe to assume that Forsythe will be asked to handle several different positions if he occupies one of the valuable bench spots on the Rays bench. Forsythe hit just .223/.287/.329 with six homers and 26 RBI in 110 games in 2014.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 08:53:00 PM

Logan Forsythe had a big night at the plate in Friday's loss to the White Sox, going 2-for-3 with a double, home run and all three of the team's RBI.

He has made a living out of hammering southpaws, and Jose Quintana certainly wasn't exempt in this one. It has been a rough season on the whole for Forsythe however, hitting just .231/.296/.343 with six long balls and 26 RBI.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 10:47:00 PM

Logan Forsythe had three hits, including a two-run home run, in four at-bats on Thursday as the Rays won against the Rangers.

Forsythe broke a scoreless tie in the second with a two-run blast off of Robbie Ross. The offense has been few and far between for the utilityman, as he has five home runs, 20 RBI, and a meager .253/.303/.373 slash line in 256 plate appearances this season.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:17:00 PM

Logan Forsythe had a pinch-hit RBI double and scored a run in a win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

Forsythe pinch-hit for Matt Joyce against left-handed reliever Will Smith and came through with a double to score the game's third run. Forsythe also came around to score later in the inning. The part-time utility man has 16 RBI to go with a .246/.294/.350 line overall.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 10:34:00 PM

Logan Forsythe went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Forsythe's 15th RBI of the year proved enough for David Price and company, as his second-inning hit drove in the first run of the game. Forsythe has become a regular in Rays manager Joe Maddon's lineup in recent weeks, but he's hitting just .243/.291/.344 overall and should be left alone in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Logan Forsythe went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Forsythe, starting at second base with Ben Zobrist handling shortstop, got the Rays on the scoreboard with an RBI single in the fourth inning. In his past four games, Forsythe is 9-for-16 with three runs scored and six RBI. While he's hot and Yunel Escobar is on the disabled list, Forsythe is a worthwhile add in AL-only leagues.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 10:35:00 PM

Logan Forsythe singled in Brandon Guyer in the top of the 12th inning as the Rays beat the Yankees 4-3 on Monday.

It was Forsythe's second hit of the night. He's gone 7-for-12 with two homers and two walks in his last three games, and he hit .315 overall in June. Forsythe has been a part-time player for the Rays so far, but there's a good chance he'll finish it as an everyday guy, possibly as the result of a Ben Zobrist trade. That might not make him an asset in 10- or 12-team mixed leagues, but those in 14- and 16-teamers should think about picking him up.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:20:00 AM

Logan Forsythe went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

Batting leadoff with Ben Zobrist getting the day off, Forsythe doubled to lead off the game and scored on an Evan Longoria double two batters later. Forsythe later led off the fourth with a single, scoring on a Wil Myers double. Despite the good day, the part-time player is batting just .175/.262/.246 on the year.
Sun, May 4, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Logan Forsythe went 0-for-3 before being pulled for a pinch-hitter Monday against the Orioles.

Forsythe is 5-for-28 with no RBI, one run scored and one walk through 10 games with the Rays. He's likely in line for less playing time against right-handers until he starts to produce.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:43:00 PM

Rays acquired INF Logan Forsythe, RHPs Brad Boxberger, Matt Andriese, Matt Lollis and INF Maxx Tissenbaum from the Padres for LHP Alex Torres and RHP Jesse Hahn.

Forsythe batted just .214/.281/.332 over 75 games last season while battling plantar fasciitis, but he showed some potential in 2012 and can play all over the diamond. The 27-year-old is a bit redundant with Sean Rodriguez around, but the Rays clearly think he can play an important role.
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 01:47:00 PM

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, at least five players are involved in the Logan Forsythe trade between the Padres and Rays.

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish previously reported that four players were involved. As of now, we know that Forsythe will be headed to the Rays and Alex Torres will be acquired by San Diego. Passan adds that the deal is agreed to, but not finalized.
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 08:37:00 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Rays will acquire infielder Logan Forsythe from the Padres in a four-player trade.

Cotillo reported Monday that "a number of teams" had called the Padres about Forsythe, but the Rays had the most appealing offer on the table. It's apparently a two-for-two swap, with left-hander Alex Torres likely to head to San Diego. It appears that each team will also receive a prospect in the deal. Forsythe batted just .214/.281/.332 over 75 games last season while battling plantar fasciitis, but he's versatile and has performed well against left-handers in his career. He looks like a perfect fit for Joe Maddon, though it's a bit surprising to see the Rays give up Torres.
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 12:22:00 AM

Chris Cotillo of reports that "a number of teams" have called the Padres to express interest in Logan Forsythe.

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reported last week that the Yankees had interest in Forsythe, but it appears they're not the only ones. The 27-year-old batted just .214/.281/.332 over 75 games last season while battling plantar fasciitis, but he hit a much better .273/.343/.390 the year prior. Forsythe can play second base, third base and shortstop and has also spent a little bit of time in the outfield.
Mon, Jan 20, 2014 07:23:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Yankees have "made a trade inquiry to the Padres about their infield depth," with Logan Forsythe being the "most realistic target."

Morosi notes that the Yankees' farm system is "not strong enough to acquire Chase Headley." Forsythe would make sense, though, as he could platoon with Kelly Johnson at third base and also provide an option at second. The 27-year-old batted just .214/.281/.332 over 75 games last season while battling plantar fasciitis, but he hit a much better .273/.343/.390 the year prior.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 10:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3Justin O'Conner
4Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2Vince Belnome
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Alexi Casilla
4Ryan Brett
5Eugenio Velez
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
2Juan Francisco
LF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Corey Brown
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Joey Butler
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
9Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Grant Balfour
4Ernesto Frieri
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Kirby Yates
8Ronald Belisario
9Steve Geltz
10Brandon Gomes
11Everett Teaford
12Jose Dominguez
13C.J. Riefenhauser
14Jhan Marinez