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Richie Shaffer | First Baseman | #36

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (25) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Rays recalled INF Richie Shaffer from Triple-A Durham.
Shaffer had two brief stints with the Rays last month and now he's back as a bench player for the stretch run. The 25-year-old batted just .226/.329/.365 with 11 homers over 118 games in Triple-A this season. Sep 5 - 5:34 PM

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Rays optioned INF Richie Shaffer to Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer has seen minimal work with the Rays this season, but he did record two hits -- including a double -- in seven at-bats. The 25-year-old infielder will return to Triple-A for the time being, but could return in a week when rosters expand.
Aug 24 - 11:46 PM

Rays recalled INF Richie Shaffer from Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer is taking the place of Ryan Garton on the active roster. He'll provide a useful right-handed bat off the bench for the Rays.
Aug 20 - 2:36 PM

Rays optioned INF Richie Shaffer to Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer has seen just three major league at-bats this season. He did not pick up a hit in that brief window. Now heading to Durham, the 25-year-old first baseman will return to a .227/.335/.351 Triple-A triple-slash (102 games).
Aug 10 - 10:29 PM

Rays recalled INF Richie Shaffer from Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer had hit .227/.335/.351 in 102 games this season at Triple-A. He carries no fantasy relevance.
Aug 3 - 3:27 PM

Rays optioned INF Richie Shaffer to Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer was hitting .125/.250/.292 over 28 plate appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League. He will function as organizational corner infield depth.
Mar 30 - 3:55 PM

Richie Shaffer went 0-for-3 on Friday, leaving him 2-for-15 this spring.

The Rays made it clear exactly what they think of Shaffer when they signed Steve Pearce to a one-year deal last month. Shaffer probably would have done just fine starting against left-handers as a part-time player, but there's no room for him now.
Mar 11 - 4:33 PM

Richie Shaffer checked out okay on Friday after getting drilled by a pitch in his left knee during his final at-bat.

Shaffer wanted to stay in the game and indicated afterwards that the injury was no big deal. He faces an uphill battle this spring while competing for a spot on the Opening Day roster. His chances would improve significantly if the club is able to deal James Loney.
Mar 5 - 8:10 AM

Mark Topkins of the Tampa Bay Times believes the Rays won't have room for Richie Shaffer in the major leagues unless they trade James Loney.

The Rays signed Steve Pearce this week, creating a log jam at first base. Shaffer showed promise in his first taste of big league action, belting four homers in 31 at-bats last fall. Unfortunately it might be a while before he gets another chance with Pearce and Loney hogging reps at first base. Loney is entering the last year of his contract though teams won't be lining up to pay his $8 million salary.
Jan 23 - 8:04 PM

Richie Shaffer went 2-for-4 with a double in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

The double was Shaffer's third of the season and he hit it against wily southpaw Mark Buehrle. With two games remaining in the 2015 campaign, the 24-year-old first baseman is 14-for-71 over the course of 29 games, working his way to a meager .197/.318/.408 triple-slash with four home runs and six RBI.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 10:36:00 PM

Richie Shaffer went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Orioles.

Shaffer put the Rays on the board early with his RBI double in the first inning, but it would be the only run the team scored in the game. He's just 10-for-50 this season, which works out to an even .200. There's no fantasy intrigue given the lack of at-bats and the lack of productivity with the at-bats he has seen.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 09:17:00 PM

Rays recalled 1B/OF Richie Shaffer from Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer went 5-for-19 with two solo home runs and 10 strikeouts during his first stint in the majors in August. He deserves another look, though it's unclear if he'll get another playing time to be fantasy relevant.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 09:18:00 AM

Rays optioned 1B/OF Richie Shaffer to Triple-A Durham.

Shaffer went 5-for-19 with two solo home runs and 10 strikeouts in his eight-game stay with the Rays. The 24-year-old former first-round pick should be back up in the majors when rosters expand in September.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Richie Shaffer hit what proved to be a game-deciding solo home run, helping the Rays eke out a win over the Mets on Sunday.

Shaffer, who finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored, took Bartolo Colon out to left field for a solo home run which broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning. The 24-year-old showed some good power in the minors and should be expected for more of the same in the big leagues.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 04:05:00 PM

Richie Shaffer hit his first major league home run in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Shaffer took reliever Daniel Webb deep for a solo homer in the seventh inning to get on the board. He also walked and scored another run in the game. It's not surprising that it took Shaffer just two games to find the seats, as he hit 16 homers in 55 games at Triple-A this year before being promoted. The homer certainly won't be the last for the former first-round pick.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 12:11:00 AM

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