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Kevin Kiermaier | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Sep 24 - 3:38 PM

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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.
Sep 23 - 4:36 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.
Sep 7 - 7:47 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.
Aug 28 - 8:45 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.
Aug 26 - 3:56 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.
Aug 25 - 4:33 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.
Aug 22 - 10:47 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.
Aug 12 - 5:03 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.
Aug 11 - 10:30 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.
Aug 11 - 10:15 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.
Jul 13 - 4:49 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.
Jul 12 - 7:50 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 4-for-4 with a grand slam that gave the Rays all of their runs Wednesday against the Royals.

The slam off Yordano Ventura was the first of his young career. He had been off to a 4-for-31 start this month, but he's still been a nice surprise for the Rays and it doesn't look like he'll be headed to the bench anytime soon.
Jul 9 - 10:47 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 3-for-5 with his seventh homer Monday against the Yankees.

Kiermaier has more homers in 113 major league at-bats this year than he ever hit in any of his four minor league seasons. In 2012, he went homerless in 192 at-bats, most of them coming in the FSL. Last year, he had six homers in 508 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A. Kiermaier is a first-rate defensive outfielder, so as long as he hits, he has to play. The Rays aren't going to mess with things.
Jul 1 - 12:12 AM

Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

Kiermaier has now homered on back-to-back days. He's played consistently throughout June and rewarded the Rays with solid production, as he is now slashing .306/.350/.583 with six home runs and 12 RBI in 118 plate appearances.
Jun 29 - 5:39 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3Justin O'Conner
4Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
4Eugenio Velez
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Nick Franklin
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Corey Brown
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
9Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Ernesto Frieri
3Brad Boxberger
4Grant Balfour
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Steve Geltz
8Jose Dominguez
9C.J. Riefenhauser