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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
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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

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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

Rays activated OF Kevin Kiermaier from the 15-day disabled list.

Kiermaier is starting in center field and batting eighth Friday night against the Orioles after missing the last two months with a pair of fractures in his left hand. The rangy 26-year-old had five homers and six steals in 38 games before the injury. He finished the 2015 season with 10 homers and 18 steals. There's some fantasy value here, with his glove able to keep him playing regularly through the sluggish offensive periods.
Jul 15 - 2:58 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hand) could still return to the Rays on Friday.

Kiermaier was rained out from a rehab game with the Gulf Coast League Rays on Wednesday, but he'll participate in a doubleheader Thursday with High-A Charlotte and could get immediate clearance to return to Tampa Bay if that goes well. The rangy center fielder has been out since May 21 with a pair of fractures in his left hand. He had tallied five home runs and six stolen bases in 38 games.
Jul 14 - 3:14 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hand) had his scheduled rehab game with the GCL Rays rained out on Wednesday.

Kiermaier will instead play on Thursday. He was expected to return to the Rays on Friday when they open up the post-All-Star break portion of their schedule with a series against the Orioles. It is not yet known how Wednesday's rain-out might effect those plans. The 26-year-old outfielder has been on the shelf since May 21 due to a pair of fractures in his left hand. He initially sustained the injury while attempting to make a diving catch.
Jul 13 - 7:38 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hand) went 0-for-2 with a walk Monday in his first minor league rehab game with the GCL Rays.

It was his first game action since suffering two fractures in his left hand on May 21. He's expected to take live BP on Tuesday before playing with High-A Charlotte on Wednesday. If all goes well, he'll make his return when the Rays begin the second half of the season on Friday against the Orioles.
Jul 11 - 5:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Luke Maile
2Bobby Wilson
1B1Logan Morrison
2Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Nick Franklin
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Andriese
7Kevin Jepsen
8Ryan Garton
9Danny Farquhar