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Jake Elmore | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Athletics activated INF Jake Elmore from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Elmore has been on the shelf all season with hamstring and quad injuries. He could eventually be a utility option for the A's if he can stay healthy.
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Athletics transferred INF Jake Elmore from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for Jeff Francis. Elmore remains out indefinitely with hamstring and quad injuries.
Sun, May 18, 2014 04:01:00 PM

Jake Elmore has returned to the Athletics to be examined after aggravating his left quad strain.

Elmore re-injured himself in his second rehab game. It's not clear at this point how long it will set him back.
Tue, May 6, 2014 06:58:00 PM

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C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2Allan Dykstra
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Tim Beckham
4Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Drew Smyly
5Nate Karns
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Colome
8Matt Andriese
9Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Ernesto Frieri
4Kevin Jepsen
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7Jose Dominguez
8C.J. Riefenhauser
9Brandon Gomes