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Kevin Kiermaier | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Rays starting lineup on Saturday.
The outfielder is batting an illness and is feeling a bit under the weather. He should be ready to return to the lineup in a day or two. Apr 18 - 3:31 PM

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Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored, and a walk in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Marlins.

Kiermaier, who was batting leadoff, had a solo homer in the fourth inning and later drew a bases-loaded walk in the Rays' seven-run seventh inning. The 24-year-old was a nice surprise last season, hitting .263 with 10 home runs and a .765 OPS across 108 games. He should have some appeal in deeper mixed fantasy leagues this season, especially if he gets more starts out of the leadoff spot.
Apr 10 - 11:06 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-4 with a triple, home run and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

The outfielder did his part in trying to get the Rays the win, but he was one of the few hitters doing much of anything. Kiermaier tripled and scored in the third inning before blasting a two-run homer in the sixth. The homer was his first of the season after smacking 10 last year.
Apr 7 - 11:19 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is back in the Rays' lineup Wednesday.

He sat out Tuesday because he was under the weather. Kiermaier is batting .262/.314/.445 with 10 home runs and five stolen bases in 103 games this season.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is out Tuesday due to illness.

Kiermaier should be fine in a day or two. The 24-year-old outfielder is batting .262/.314/.445 with 10 home runs and five stolen bases in 103 games this season.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 3-for-4 with a home run in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Kiermaier also doubled in the game, falling a triple short of the cycle. The solo home run, off Orioles starter Bud Norris, was his 10th. In his rookie season, the 24-year-old Kiermaier is hitting .269/.322/.469 overall.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 07:47:00 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (neck) finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

It was his first start since tweaking his neck on a head-first slide into second base on Sunday. The fruitless return Wednesday in Baltimore pushed Kiermaier's OPS back below .800. He's batting .271/.322/.475 with nine homers and 30 RBI in 82 games this season.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 08:45:00 AM

Kevin Kiermaier (neck) hopes to return to the starting lineup Wednesday.

Kiermaier tweaked his neck on a head-first slide into second base on Sunday and will miss his second straight start Tuesday. He thinks he could be able to come off the bench Tuesday, so it sounds like he's not too far off.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is out of Monday's lineup against the Orioles due to a stiff neck.

Kiermaier tweaked his neck on a head-first slide into second base on Sunday. Consider him day-to-day.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 04:33:00 PM

Kevin Kiermaier doubled twice and drove in a run on Friday.

Kiermaier finished 3-for-5. The game was a much needed positive for the 24-year old. Kiermaier had been struggling in August, slashing only .121/.177/.241 for the month. In fact, coming into Friday's game, Kiermaier only had seven hits total this month. Keirmaier's numbers have been trending in the wrong direction this season, as his slash line has dropped in every month. On the year he's slashing .260/.316/.463, which tells you just how hot he was back in June.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:47:00 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (back) is in the Rays' starting lineup on Tuesday night versus the Rangers.

Kiermaier made an early exit on Monday night after experiencing tightness in his lower back, but it obviously wasn't a major issue. The 24-year-old outfielder has posted a surprising .284/.338/.512 batting line with nine homers and 29 RBI in 69 games this season.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Kevin Kiermaier left Monday's game versus the Rangers due to lower back tightness.

His removal was viewed as precautionary, as Kiermaier should return to action in a day or two. He tripled and scored in two at-bats Monday before exiting.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 10:30:00 PM

Kevin Kiermaier left Monday's game against the Rangers with an undisclosed injury.

Kiermaier might have tweaked something while legging out a triple in the top of the sixth, as he was removed from the game in the bottom of the seventh. The Rays should update his status soon.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored against the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Kiermaier also walked in the game, as he was serving as the leadoff hitter for the Rays. The outfielder is hitting a surprising .310/.349/.576 through 158 at-bats, and he should continue to get regular at-bats in the season's second half.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 3-for-4 with three RBI as the Rays routed the Blue Jays 10-3 on Saturday.

Kiermaier hit a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning and added a one-run single in the seventh. He also doubled, and is now batting .310 with a .926 OPS in 47 games this season. It's been a surprising few months from the 24-year-old outfielder, who never really had standout minor league numbers. There could be some serious regression in the second half.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 07:50:00 PM

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2B1Nick Franklin
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SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
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3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
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