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Vince Belnome | Designated Hitter

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Rays reassigned INF Vince Belnome to minor league camp.
Belnome batted .245/.358/.383 with 10 home runs in 118 games last season at Triple-A Memphis. The 27-yea-old is nothing more than organizational infield depth. Mar 19 - 4:02 PM

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Rays sent INF Vince Belnome outright to Triple-A Durham.

The 26-year-old is a career .289/.402/.459 hitter in the minor leagues but has never really been given a real shot at the big league level. He'll continue to function as minor league depth for the Rays.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 08:01:00 AM

Rays designated INF Vince Belnome for assignment.

Belnome has one hit in 10 at-bats with the big club this season and is a career .289/.402/.459 hitter in the minors. The 26-year-old had a good eye at the plate and some defensive versatility, so it's possible he'll draw some interest on waivers.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 01:35:00 PM

Rays optioned INF Vince Belnome to Triple-A Durham.

Belnome has one hit in 10 at-bats with the big club this season. He'll return to a .241/.360/.382 batting line with nine longballs at Triple-A.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 03:19:00 PM

Rays recalled INF Vince Belnome from Triple-A Durham.

He'll once again serve as an extra bat on the bench for the Rays. He has been brutal in the minor leagues this season, slashing just .241/.360/.382 with nine homers, 41 RBI and a 114/68 K/BB ratio in 369 at-bats at Durham.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Rays optioned INF Vince Belnome to Triple-A Durham.

Belnome was only up in the majors for a couple of days. He's hit .225/.345/.370 this year at Triple-A and was sent back there Sunday to open a roster spot for Jeremy Hellickson, who will make his 2014 debut Tuesday night.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 08:49:00 AM

Rays recalled INF Vince Belnome from Triple-A Durham.

Belnome has hit .225/.345/.370 with six home runs and 29 RBI in 74 games this season for the Durham Bulls. He'll function as a utility infielder in Tampa Bay.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 01:13:00 PM

Rays optioned INF Vince Belnome to Triple-A Durham.

Belnome was only up for a day while Sean Rodriguez was on paternity leave. It appears that they're expecting Rodriguez back prior to Friday's game.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 11:02:00 PM

Rays recalled INF Vince Belnome from Triple-A Durham.

Belnome will be up with the club for a few days while Sean Rodriguez is on paternity leave. The 26-year-old batted .300/.408/.446 with eight homers at Triple-A last season.
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 06:07:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of INF Vince Belnome from Triple-A Durham.

Belnome is now protected from December's Rule 5 Draft. He batted .300/.408/.446 with eight home runs, 35 doubles and 67 RBI in 127 games this summer at Triple-A.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 05:46:00 PM

Rays acquired INF Vince Belnome from the Padres for LHP Chris Rearick.

Belnome, who turns 25 in March, batted .275/.380/.384 with five home runs, 33 RBI, five stolen bases and a .763 OPS this past season with Triple-A Tucson. With experience between first base, second base and the hot corner, he could make it as a utility infielder.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 05:08:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Tim Beckham
4Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Nate Karns
4Alex Colome
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Moore
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Ernesto Frieri
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7C.J. Riefenhauser
8Brandon Gomes
9Xavier Cedeno
10Kirby Yates
11Andrew Bellatti