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Will Rhymes | Second Baseman

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/1/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 168
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Nationals re-signed 2B Will Rhymes to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Rhymes spent all of 2013 at the Nats' Triple-A affiliate, batting .274/.360/.349 with three homers and seven steals over 133 games. He'll provide depth in the minors. Mon, Dec 30, 2013 07:09:00 PM

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Nationals reassigned INF Will Rhymes to minor league camp.

Rhymes does not have an opt-out clause in his minor league deal, so he will open the 2013 season at Triple-A Syracuse. He hit .228/.299/.285 last year in the bigs.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Nationals signed INF Will Rhymes to a minor league contract.

Rhymes was cut loose by the Rays at the end of the 2012 season after batting just .228/.299/.285 in 47 games. He's doubtful to make a big impact in Washington.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 04:44:00 PM

Will Rhymes has elected free agency.

Rhymes hit a disappointing .228/.299/.285 with one homer and eight RBI over 47 games with the Rays. The 29-year-old infielder will look for utility infielder opportunity with another organization.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 12:10:00 PM

Rays sent INF Will Rhymes outright to Triple-A Durham.

Rhymes cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. He will remain with the organization.
Mon, Sep 3, 2012 05:42:00 PM

Rays designated INF Will Rhymes for assignment.

He was cleared to make room for Jeff Niemann's return from the disabled list. Rhymes is hitting just .228/.299/.285 in 137 plate appearances with the Rays this season.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 11:58:00 AM

Rays optioned INF Will Rhymes to Triple-A Durham.

He was sent down in order to make room for Evan Longoria, who will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday. Rhymes is hitting .228/.299/./285 in 137 plate appearances with the Rays this season and should get another call-up to the big leagues before long.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 04:08:00 PM

Rays recalled INF Will Rhymes from Triple-A Durham.

He's taking the roster spot of Josh Lueke, who was sent down following Wednesday's game. Rhymes will serve as a utility infielder.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 11:44:00 AM

The Rays are expected to recall infielder Will Rhymes from Triple-A Durham on Friday.

No word yet on the corresponding roster move. Rhymes, 29, is hitting .233/.306/.292 with one home run, eight RBI and a .598 OPS in 134 plate appearances with the Rays this season.
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 10:27:00 PM

Rays optioned INF Will Rhymes to Triple-A Durham.

He was sent down to make room for Matt Joyce's return from the disabled list. Rhymes is hitting .233 with one homer and a .598 OPS in 45 games with the Rays this season.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 02:13:00 PM

Will Rhymes (arm) returned to the Rays' lineup Saturday.

He was available off the bench Friday, but will get the start against the right-handed Randall Delgado. Rhymes, of course, passed out on the field Wednesday after being hit by a pitch in the right arm, but X-rays ruled out any fracture. He's likely close to, if not 100 percent.
Sat, May 19, 2012 12:48:00 PM

Will Rhymes (arm) is available off the bench Friday.

Rhymes didn't play Thursday after he was hit in the right arm by a pitch on Wednesday. He took swings in the cage Friday and felt fine, but the Rays may hold him out of action for another day as a precaution. Consider him day-to-day.
Fri, May 18, 2012 04:06:00 PM

Will Rhymes (arm) is not in Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox.

Rhymes passed out on the field Wednesday night after being hit in the right arm by a pitch, but X-rays ruled out any fracture. Left-hander Felix Doubront is on the hill for the Red Sox on Thursday, so Rhymes likely would have sat even if he was 100 percent. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Thu, May 17, 2012 04:16:00 PM

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Will Rhymes felt "fine" after passing out on the field Wednesday night.

Rhymes collapsed into the arms of Rays first base coach George Hendrick about a minute after being hit on the wrist by a pitch and had to exit the game on a cart. Maddon attributed the fainting to a rush of adrenaline. X-rays have ruled out any sort of fracture.
Wed, May 16, 2012 11:07:00 PM

Will Rhymes collapsed on the field during Wednesday's game after he took first base following a hit-by-pitch.

It was a scary incident. Rhymes was in a ton of pain after getting hit by a pitch on his arm, but he took his base after being looked at by trainers. Then, just before the next batter stepped in, he fell down in a heap at first base. He eventually sat back up and was taken off in a cart by paramedics. We'll update his status when more is known.
Wed, May 16, 2012 10:30:00 PM

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