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Kevin Kiermaier | Outfielder | #39

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Parkland (IL) CC
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 31 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Rays transferred OF Kevin Kiermaier from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a spot for Brandon Snyder on the 40-man roster. Kiermaier is set to undergo surgery for a torn ligament in his right thumb and will miss 8-12 weeks. Apr 17 - 3:21 PM

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Rays placed OF Kevin Kiermaier on the 10-day disabled with a torn ligament in his right thumb.

Kiermaier is set to undergo surgery and will miss around 8-12 weeks. It's the thumb on his throwing hand, so meeting the early end of the timetable would be a pleasant surprise. Fantasy owners should probably set their expectations for July.
Apr 16 - 12:56 PM

Kevin Kiermaier will undergo surgery on his right thumb and is expected to miss 8-12 weeks.

Ouch. Kiermaier tore a ligament in his right thumb on a head-first slide into second base during Sunday's game. The Rays are expected to make an official announcement later on Monday, but he'll likely be sidelined until July. Johnny Field, Carlos Gomez, and Mallex Smith are among the options to cover center field during Kiermaier's absence.
Apr 16 - 12:23 PM

Kevin Kiermaier will undergo an MRI on Monday on his injured right thumb.

Rays' manager Kevin Cash didn't sound too optimistic after Sunday's game, stating that "he’s going to be out... there’s a chance he’s going to miss a chunk" of time. It sounds like regardless of the MRI results, Kiermaier is likely heading for the disabled list.
Apr 15 - 5:35 PM

Kevin Kiermaier departed Sunday's game versus the Phillies with a right thumb sprain.

Kiermaier was injured when he jammed his thumb while sliding into second base. The Rays are calling him day-to-day for now, but it's possible he still has to go through further testing. He'll be re-evaluated Monday.
Apr 15 - 2:06 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Rays.

Kiermaier had himself a nice little afternoon in what was a mostly uncompetitive showing by the Rays. He's been dealing with a bruised right foot this week, but that did not hamper him in Saturday's contest. It's been a trying start to the season for the outfielder, who is slashing just .143/.234/.214 over the course of 42 at-bats. Saturday's double was just his second extra-base hit of the campaign. Fantasy owners would be advised to exercise patience, though, as frustrating as a slow start can be.
Apr 14 - 9:16 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (foot) is back in the Rays' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the White Sox.

He'll start in center field and bat second after missing two games with a bruised right foot. Denard Span is hitting leadoff versus White Sox right-hander James Shields.
Apr 11 - 10:40 AM

Kevin Kiermaier (foot) is out of the Rays' starting lineup again on Tuesday versus the White Sox.

Kiermaier fouled a ball off his right foot on Sunday, but X-rays came back negative and he should be able to return to action at some point this week. Carlos Gomez is in center field and Mallex Smith is in right field on Tuesday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Apr 10 - 10:39 AM

Kevin Kiermaier said Monday that X-rays came back clean on his right foot.

Kiermaier is out of the lineup Monday after fouling a ball off his foot on Sunday. While he feels fortunate that things we're worse, he's dealing with a bone bruise and will wear a walking boot to help his recovery. As of now, he's hoping to play in a few days.
Apr 9 - 12:01 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (foot) is not in Monday's lineup against the White Sox.

Kiermaier was in some real pain after hitting a ball off his right foot in Sunday's game against the Red Sox, so he'll take a breather. There should be an update on his situation soon. Mallex Smith will cover center field duties.
Apr 9 - 11:19 AM

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

Kiermaier was under the weather Saturday but is back in there a day later. Wilson Ramos and Denard Span are getting breathers in this one, as Jesus Sucre is catching and Rob Refsnyder is in left field.
Apr 8 - 10:16 AM

Kevin Kiermaier (illness) is not in the Rays' starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox.

The team is calling it a general illness and announced that Kiermaier will not be with the team on Saturday. Mallex Smith is starting in his place in center field and batting second against Rick Porcello.
Apr 7 - 10:15 AM

Kevin Kiermaier singled in a pair of runs as the Rays bested the Pirates 6-3 on Friday.

With Evan Longoria, Corey Dickerson and Steven Souza gone, Kiermaier is probably going to open up as the Rays' No. 3 hitter. That doesn't bode very well for the team's offense, but it will help Kiermaier's fantasy value some. He hit .276/.338/.450 with 15 homers and 16 steals in 380 at-bats last year.
Feb 23 - 4:54 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Rays' lineup Friday.

It's the second straight game he's been on the bench, although Kiermaier isn't dealing with any known injury. The Rays are resting multiple regulars, as Corey Dickerson, Adeiny Hechavarria, Lucas Duda and Wilson Ramos are all on the bench.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 03:20:00 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is out of the Rays' starting lineup Thursday night against the Yankees.

Peter Bourjos will start in center field and bat ninth versus Yankees right-hander Sonny Gray. Steven Souza and Logan Morrison are also on the bench Thursday, with Mallex Smith drawing the nod in right field and hitting leadoff and Lucas Duda starting at first base and batting cleanup.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 03:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Brad Miller
2B1Joey Wendle
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Willy Adames
3B1Matt Duffy
2Christian Arroyo
LF1Denard Span
2Johnny Field
3Rob Refsnyder
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
RF1Carlos Gomez
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Blake Snell
3Jake Faria
4Nathan Eovaldi
5Yonny Chirinos
6Jose De Leon
7Anthony Banda
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Chaz Roe
3Sergio Romo
4Jose Alvarado
5Matt Andriese
6Jonny Venters
7Ryan Yarbrough
8Austin Pruitt
9Ryne Stanek
10Vidal Nuno