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Kevin Kiermaier | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Kevin Kiermaier (eye) went hitless but had a sac fly in his return to the lineup Tuesday.
Kiermaier had to leave Monday's game after suffering a scratch in his left eye, but he'll be OK. The outfielder is hitting .245/.280/.407 with four homers and 11 steals this season. Jul 29 - 8:47 AM

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Kevin Kiermaier left Monday's game against the Tigers with a minor abrasion of his left eye.

It's unclear how it happened, but Kiermaier should be alright in a day or two. He had an RBI double in three plate appearances before exiting.
Jul 27 - 9:48 PM

Kevin Kiermaier extended his major league lead in triples to eight, finishing 2-for-4 in Sunday's victory against the Yankees.

Kiermaier tripled to lead off the second inning and later scored on Curt Casali's sacrifice fly for the Rays' third run of the game. Despite his propensity for triples, Kiermaier hasn't done much else at the plate this year, batting .255/.289/.419 with four home runs and 16 RBI. He has scored 35 runs as well.
Jul 5 - 4:13 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 1-for-5 with a double in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

The double was Kiermaier's 16th of the season and snapped an 0-for-13 skid. He also struck out just once, in a game where Indian pitching fanned 19 batters. Kiermaier's hitting .251/.285/.408 with four homers and 15 RBI this season. Of late, he's complained of general soreness and lethargy, so it's possible he'll see a few more rest days in the coming weeks.
Jul 2 - 3:35 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is back in the Rays' lineup Monday against the Indians.

He was out of the lineup Saturday because of general soreness but returned to make a pinch-hitting appearance on Sunday. Kiermaier will bat leadoff and play center field.
Jun 29 - 3:33 PM

Kevin Kiermaier pinch-hit in the ninth inning Sunday against the Red Sox.

He struck out on three pitches against Koji Uehara. Manager Kevin Cash kept Kiermaier out of the starting lineup for the second straight day because his legs were feeling "a little drained." The pinch-hitting appearance suggests Kiermaier could be back in the starting nine Monday versus Cleveland. Brandon Guyer has started in center field the last two games with Kiermaier absent.
Jun 29 - 10:01 AM

Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Rays starting lineup on Saturday against the Red Sox.

It's interesting that Kiermaier is on the pine against left-hander Wade Miley while David DeJesus draws a start in left field. The 25-year-old is hitting .266/.301/.430 with four homers and 15 RBI in 237 at-bats on the season.
Jun 27 - 11:40 AM

Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Indians.

Kiermaier's already hit six triples this season. He hit eight all of last season, a number that he's likely to pass in the coming months unless the wheels fall off. Speaking of wheels, the outfielder also recorded his seventh steal on Saturday. In 213 at-bats, he's slashing .254/.293/.423 with four homers, 14 RBI and 29 runs scored.
Jun 20 - 10:53 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-3 with a walk and two steals against the Mariners on Saturday.

Kiermaier scored the Rays' only run of the game on a wild pitch. Kiermaier hit leadoff tonight even though he entered the game with a .271 OBP and two steals in 168 at-bats. He's a fine defensive center fielder with decent pop, but he needs to get on base more like he did tonight to function as a quality regular.
Jun 7 - 1:35 AM

Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Rays' lineup Tuesday.

Mikie Mahtook is getting the start in center field against lefty C.J. Wilson. Kiermaier should return to action Wednesday.
Jun 2 - 6:34 PM

X-rays on Kevin Kiermaier's right ankle came back negative.

Kiermaier was hit on the ankle by a pitch Wednesday, but he'll be fine. "It's all good," he said. "I'll be good to go."
May 27 - 3:43 PM

Kevin Kiermaier had to leave Wednesday's game against the Mariners after being hit on the right ankle by a pitch in the sixth inning.

Kiermaier initially stayed in but had to leave after the seventh. The Rays should have more on his status later Wednesday, but it doesn't seem to be terribly serious.
May 27 - 2:57 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Rays starting lineup on Saturday.

With a left-hander on the mound, Kiermaier will take a seat in favor of Brandon Guyer who is hitting leadoff for the Rays on Saturday. Look for Kiermaier to return to the lineup on Sunday.
May 9 - 2:35 PM

Kevin Kiermaier had a solo homer and an RBI groundout against the Rangers on Thursday.

Kiermaier had been 3-for-20 this month, lowering his average from .306 to .268. He was probably due for the correction, though. The power has still been nice; in addition to the three homers, he has two triples and seven doubles in 86 at-bats.
May 7 - 11:14 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (illness) is back in the Rays' lineup Wednesday.

The 24-year-old outfielder missed the previous three contests with the flu. He sports a .982 OPS in 39 plate appearances this season.
Apr 22 - 3:32 PM

Depth Charts

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