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Kevin Kiermaier | Outfielder | #39

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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) said Friday that he expects to begin a rehab assignment "in the next week or so."
Kiermaier's recovery from a fractured hip is going very well, and he expects to be ready for activation from the disabled list when first eligible on August 9. The speedy outfielder is a good stash option in fantasy leagues where he was dropped. Jul 21 - 3:44 PM

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Kevin Kiermaier (hip) is expected to be cleared to resume all baseball activities when the Rays return from their road trip on July 21.

Kiermaier began playing catch and taking dry swings a week ago and is another week away from really ramping things up. He's eligible for activation from the disabled list on August and is expected to be ready around that time if he can avoid a setback.
Jul 14 - 1:01 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hip) played catch and took dry swings Friday.

It's the first time he's done either since he suffered a fractured right hip a month ago. Kiermaier isn't eligible to return from the disabled list for another month.
Jul 7 - 5:24 PM

Rays transferred OF Kevin Kiermaier from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Adam Kolarek. Kiermaier will be out until sometime in August with a fractured right hip.
Jun 27 - 11:13 PM

Rays placed OF Kevin Kiermaier on the 10-day disabled list with a fractured right hip.

Kiermaier suffered the injury when he slid at first base to avoid a collision on Thursday. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Kiermaier will need 6-8 weeks for the fracture to heal before then working his way back into baseball shape. That means he's going to be sidelined well into August, in all likelihood. It's obviously a huge blow for the Rays to lose arguably the best defensive center fielder in baseball, not to mention a guy who had really picked it up offensively over the last month. Mallex Smith is expected to take over as the Rays' regular center fielder.
Jun 9 - 12:17 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hip) was getting around on crutches after Thursday's game against the White Sox.

Kiermaier slid into first base to avoid a collision with Jose Abreu and ended up jamming his left hip. He'll go for an "exam" on Friday, which likely means an MRI. Kiermaier seemed to be in good spirits after the game but admitted he was "sore." The results of Friday's exam should determine whether a disabled list stint is necessary.
Jun 8 - 11:02 PM

Kevin Kiermaier left Thursday's game against the White Sox with a jammed left hip.

Kiermaier injured himself sliding awkwardly into first base on a fifth-inning groundout. Peter Bourjos eventually replaced him in center field with Colby Rasmus taking over in left. Kiermaier went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a stolen base before exiting. He also committed his sixth error on a bad throw from center field. Until the Rays update his status, consider Kiermaier day-to-day.
Jun 8 - 9:19 PM

Kevin Kiermaier singled three times in four trips to the dish Tuesday against the White Sox.

He had three of the Rays' six base knocks, and no one else on the club had more than one. Kiermaier is batting .388 over his last 12 games to boost his season average from .226 up to .261.
Jun 6 - 10:54 PM

Kevin Kiermaier finished 3-for-4 with a double and two-run home run in Friday's game at Seattle.

Kiermaier has picked up the pace offensively since May 11, going 27-for-80 (.338) to raise his average from .207 to .256. He has homered in three straight outings for the second time in his career, and first time since June 28-30, 2014.
Jun 3 - 4:02 AM

Kevin Kiermaier tripled and swatted a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

The Rays ripped three homers off of Rangers starter Nick Martinez in this one -- Daniel Robertson and Steven Souza had the others -- but Texas went deep twice themselves and piled on seven runs in the last three frames. Kiermaier has recorded four multi-hit games in his last six contests.
May 31 - 12:09 AM

Kevin Kiermaier went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Angels on Tuesday.

Kiermaier is 5-for-29 with two walks and no extra-base hits in seven games since the Rays opted to return him to the second spot in the order. He's looked more like a No. 8 hitter all year.
May 23 - 10:22 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-2 with a homer, a walk, and two runs scored Monday in the Rays' loss to the Indians.

Kiermaier slugged a solo homer off Indians starter Carlos Carrasco in the top of the second inning and scored on a Brad Miller single after drawing a base on balls in the top of the fourth. The center fielder is batting .236/.327/.345 with three home runs, 11 RBI, and 21 runs scored in 41 games this season.
May 15 - 9:47 PM

Kevin Kiermaier whacked a two-run homer off Chris Sale Saturday in the Rays’ 6-3 loss to the Red Sox.

The fifth-inning blast was Kiermaier’s only hit of the afternoon. The home run was his second of the season and his first since April 20. It’s been a trying season for Kiermaier both offensively and defensively. So far he’s hit just .218 with 41 strikeouts in 142 at-bats while committing four errors in center field. The Rays may regret giving Kiermaier a six-year, $53 million extension.
May 13 - 4:19 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 0-for-2 and made another huge error in center field Thursday in the loss to the Royals.

Kiermaier has been dealing with a sore hand after getting hit by a pitch last week, but the Rays have kept him in their lineup for his defense. Unfortunately, that defense has let them down these past few days, as Kiermaier has twice let grounders get under his glove and allowed the hitters to come all of the way around to score. Kiermaier did reach base on a walk today, but he was promptly thrown out stealing. With his average down to .207, he might need at least a couple of days off.
May 11 - 4:16 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hand) is in the Rays starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

He has been dropped to eighth in the order because manager Kevin Cash wants to limit his at-bats after Friday's injury. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him lifted from the game early as a precautionary measure as well.
May 6 - 1:22 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Blake Snell
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Tommy Hunter
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Gadea
7Diego Moreno
8Chase Whitley
9Jumbo Diaz
10Adam Kolarek
11Shawn Tolleson
12Sergio Romo