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Logan Forsythe | Second Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/14/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 19 - 10:47 PM

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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.
Aug 14 - 11:17 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.
Jul 29 - 10:34 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.
Jul 13 - 4:55 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.
Jul 1 - 10:35 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.
Jul 1 - 12:20 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.
May 4 - 4:28 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.
Apr 14 - 10:43 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.
Jan 22 - 1:47 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.
Jan 22 - 8:37 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.
Jan 22 - 12:22 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com 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.
Jan 20 - 7:23 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.
Jan 13 - 10:07 PM

Logan Forsythe has been limited lately as he deals with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Forsythe has had just five at-bats since September 5 because of the ailment, and he'll likely continue to be limited the rest of the way. He'll receive a cortisone shot the day after the season ends and will wear a protective boot for a month in hopes the issue will heal on its own. If not, he'll have to have surgery to correct it. It's unclear what impact, if any, that might have on his availability for the start of the 2014 season.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 09:46:00 PM

Logan Forsythe connected on a pinch-hit go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning to lead the Padres to a 4-3 win over the Braves on Friday.

After Chase Headley hit a game-tying solo homer off Jordan Walden, Forsythe knocked in the go-ahead run with a single to right-center off Scott Downs. The 26-year-old has been dealing with a recurrence of plantar fasciitis in his foot, so he is unlikely to make a major impact over the final couple of weeks of the season.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 10:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Nick Franklin
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
5Nate Karns
6Drew Smyly
7Alex Colome
8Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Brad Boxberger
5Cesar Ramos
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau
8Steve Geltz
9Brandon Gomes
10C.J. Riefenhauser
11Michael Kohn