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Kevin Kiermaier | Outfielder | #39

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Parkland (IL) CC
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 31 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Kevin Kiermaier is absent from the Rays starting lineup on Saturday.
The hot-hitting outfielder will take a seat against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees on Saturday. Mikie Mahtook will start in his place in center field and bat eighth for the Rays on Saturday. Sep 10 - 1:12 PM

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Kevin Kiermaier finished 4-for-5 with two home runs in a loss to the Yankees on Thursday.

Kiermaier took Yankees starter CC Sabathia deep in the first inning and made a return visit in the third, mashing two of the Rays' four homers in the game. Kiermaier has quietly been red hot at the dish over the past few weeks, owning a 12-game hitting streak during which he's 20-for-50 (.400) with four homers, eight RBI and 10 runs scored. He's stolen four bases in that span for good measure. The 26-year-old possesses that tantalizing combination of speed and power, and his outfield defense alone will get him into the lineup on a regular basis, but he's yet to put it all together over a full season. Kiermaier is hitting .249/.329/.434 with 11 homers and 16 steals in 86 games overall.
Sep 8 - 11:15 PM

Kevin Kiermaier finished 3-for-4 with three RBI in the Rays' 7-6 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Kiermaier opened the game's scoring with a solo home run off Orioles starter Dylan Bundy in the bottom of the first inning before adding a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth. He also drew a walk in the sixth and singled again in the eighth. Kiermaier has been on a roll offensively of late, improving his season slash line to .240/.322/.408. He has nine homers, 32 RBI, 16 steals, and 44 runs scored in 85 games.
Sep 7 - 4:45 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Blue Jays.

Kiermaier hit a two-run shot in the seventh inning, his eighth homer of the year. The 26-year-old has a seven-game hitting streak in which he's 10-for-31 with the homer, three RBI, five runs scored and a stolen base. Kiermaier is hitting .230/.311/.396 in 81 games overall.
Sep 3 - 9:55 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hip) is back in the Rays' starting lineup on Monday against the Red Sox.

Kiermaier missed much of the Rays' weekend series against the Rangers because of a hip injury. He is starting in center field and batting second on Monday night against Red Sox left-hander David Price.
Aug 22 - 3:09 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hip) singled as a pinch-hitter Sunday in the Rays' win over the Rangers.

He was held out of the starting lineup with a minor hip injury that he suffered on Friday night. Kiermaier, a defensive whiz, is batting .222/.318/.391 this season.
Aug 22 - 8:43 AM

Kevin Kiermaier indicated Saturday that his hip still doesn't feel right and that he isn't expected to play on Saturday.

Kiermaier left Friday's game due to the injury and it sounds as though he's primed to miss at least another day or two.
Aug 20 - 3:14 PM

Kevin Kiermaier was forced to leave Friday's game due to tightness in his left hip.

The Rays are calling his early exit precautionary and listing him as day-to-day. He should return to action at some point over the weekend.
Aug 19 - 8:43 PM

Kevin Kiermaier filled up the stat sheet Monday, going 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and a pair of stolen bases in a win over the Padres.

Kiermaier singled and stole second base in each of his first two plate appearances before eventually going deep off of Leonel Campos in the eighth. The outfielder has picked up 10 hits over his last 26 at-bats, putting together a modest six-game hitting streak.
Aug 15 - 10:06 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (illness) has returned to the Rays starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Yankees.

Kiermaier dealt with a bit of soreness in his left knee after Wednesday's game and sat out on Friday because he was feeling a little under the weather, but it appears to be all systems go for him on Saturday. He'll bat second and start in center field against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees on Saturday.
Aug 13 - 10:44 AM

Kevin Kiermaier (illness) is not in the Rays' lineup Friday.

Kiermaier had a bit of soreness in his left knee after Wednesday's game, but he said it's an illness that's keeping him out Friday. Consider him day-to-day. Mikie Mahtook is in center field.
Aug 12 - 3:47 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-4 as the Rays got shut out on Wednesday.

It was a rare multi-hit game for the glove-first center-fielder. He hasn't been able to get much going at the plate after missing two months with a broken hand. He is batting .217/.316/.384 with six homers in 62 games. His 10 stolen bases are his only fantasy-worthy contribution thus far.
Aug 10 - 10:40 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is absent from the Rays' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day of rest. Mikie Mahtook is covering center field.
Aug 7 - 10:20 AM

Kevin Kiermaier drilled a three-run homer and finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base Wednesday night against the Royals.

He also walked twice and scored twice. Kiermaier's owners needed a night like this from the struggling defensive wizard. Limited to 55 games this season due to injury, he is batting .222 with six home runs, 27 runs, 21 RBI, and 10 stolen bases. Expect the batting average to rise as his .239 BABIP normalizes closer to his .294 career BABIP.
Aug 3 - 10:51 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is out of the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Rockies.

Brandon Guyer will start in center field and bat second versus Colorado left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Kiermaier is 2-for-14 (.143) since returning from a pair of fractures in his left hand.
Jul 20 - 12:25 PM

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1B1Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Alexei Ramirez
3Juniel Querecuto
3B1Evan Longoria
2Richie Shaffer
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Nick Franklin
3Jaff Decker
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Logan Morrison
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2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
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4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Jepsen
7Danny Farquhar
8Ryan Garton
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