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Jake Elmore | First Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Jake Elmore went 2-for-5 with four RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.
Elmore came through multiple times on the evening, knocking a two-run single in the first inning and adding an RBI single in the third. Elmore also had an RBI ground out in the team's three-run ninth. The outfielder has seven hits in his last 13 at-bats and has likely earned himself some more starts with his hot hitting. May 26 - 11:38 PM

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Rays recalled INF/OF Jake Elmore from Triple-A Durham.

Elmore is starting in left field and batting sixth in his return to the Rays on Monday. The 27-year-old is a .226/.292/.311 career hitter at the big league level.
May 25 - 2:43 PM

Rays optioned INF Jake Elmore to Triple-A Durham.

The 27-year-old appeared in six games during his time with the Rays, going 3-for-10 (.300) with a homer and two RBI. He'll continue to function as organizational infield depth and should get another chance with the big league club before long.
May 8 - 10:49 PM

In his first at-bat of the year, Jake Elmore homered off Edward Mujica in the Rays' 7-5 win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Elmore, called up earlier in the day, had entered the game as a pinch-runner. The Rays already had a 6-5 lead when Elmore took Mujica deep in the seventh, but the insurance run was nice. It was Elmore's third homer in 200 major league at-bats. He'll serve as a utilityman until the Rays' infield gets healthier.
Apr 22 - 10:52 PM

Rays purchased the contract of INF Jake Elmore from Triple-A Durham.

Elmore is a career .221/.288/.291 hitter over parts of three seasons with three different organizations in the majors. He'll be used in a utility role with Tampa.
Apr 22 - 3:26 PM

Rays signed INF Jake Elmore to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Elmore elected to become a free agent on February 2 after being outrighted off the Pirates' 40-man roster. The 27-year-old is a .221/.288/.291 hitter in 221 career plate appearances at the major league level. He's doubtful to make the Rays' Opening Day roster.
Feb 9 - 1:56 PM

Jake Elmore has elected free agency.

Elmore was removed from the Pirates' 40-man roster last month and has decided to refuse an outright assignment. The 27-year-old owns a .221/.288/.291 batting line over 221 career plate appearances in the majors.
Feb 2 - 10:17 PM

Pirates sent INF Jake Elmore outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

He had been designated for assignment but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. Elmore owns a .221/.288/.291 batting line over 221 career plate appearances in the majors and is just a depth guy.
Jan 30 - 9:28 AM

Pirates designated UTIL Jake Elmore for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jung-ho Kang. Elmore was claimed off waivers from the Reds back in November and now he could potentially be on the move again. Of course, the 27-year-old owns a .221/.288/.291 batting line over 221 career plate appearances in the majors, so there's a chance he could pass through waivers unclaimed.
Jan 20 - 11:47 AM

Pirates claimed UTIL Jake Elmore off waivers from the Reds.

Elmore was outrighted to Triple-A by the Reds earlier this week before being re-added to the 40-man roster, but now he's on the move. The 27-year-old owns a .221/.288/.291 batting line over 221 career plate appearances in the majors, but he could be a bench player for Pittsburgh in 2015.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Reds re-signed UTIL Jake Elmore.

Elmore became a free agent after being outrighted to Triple-A Louisville earlier this week, but now he's back on the team's 40-man roster. It's an odd series of moves, but the 27-year-old will remain with the organization as depth for now.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 10:16:00 AM

Reds sent UTIL Jake Elmore outright to Triple-A Louisville.

Elmore is a .221/.288/.291 hitter in 221 career plate appearances at the major league level. The 27-year-old utilityman is no longer on the Reds' 40-man roster.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 10:13:00 PM

Reds recalled INF/OF Jake Elmore from Triple-A Louisville.

Elmore was claimed off waivers from the Athletics last month. The 27-year-old will give the Reds some bench depth down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:34:00 AM

Reds claimed INF/OF Jake Elmore off of waivers from the Athletics.

The 27-year-old utility man has spent the entire season at Triple-A Sacramento, where he has slashed .282/.374/.365 with 18 RBI and nine stolen bases. He'll provide organizational depth in Cincinnati.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 03:08:00 PM

Athletics designated INF/OF Jake Elmore for assignment.

It's likely Elmore didn't realize, while looking at the Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes for Yoenis Cespedes trade, that his 40-man spot was needed to accommodate the extra big leaguer. Elmore was claimed off waivers by the White Sox from the Astros over the winter, and then dealt to Oakland for cash, so it's possible a team looking for a young utility player will place a claim.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Matt Moore
4Nate Karns
5Alex Colome
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Andrew Bellatti
9C.J. Riefenhauser