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Kevin Kiermaier | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/22/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Kevin Kiermaier (ankle) won't play Tuesday night.
Kiermaier sprained his right ankle on Monday night against the Orioles. He also made a fantastic catch to rob Manny Machado of a home run in that same game. The rangy center fielder should be fine in a few days. Brandon Guyer is in center Tuesday versus Baltimore. Sep 1 - 4:02 PM

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Kevin Kiermaier left Monday's game against the Orioles with a mild right ankle sprain.

No word on whether it happened when he made a ridiculous catch in the first inning to rob Manny Machado of a home run. Consider Kiermaier day-to-day.
Aug 31 - 8:50 PM

Kevin Kiermaier's solo home run was the deciding factor on Sunday as the Rays beat the Royals.

Kiermaier broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning, slugging a solo home run to right field off of Luke Hochevar. He's put together a decent season, batting .261/.295/.420 with seven home runs, 31 RBI, 50 runs scored, and 16 stolen bases. He also leads the majors with 12 triples.
Aug 30 - 4:29 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a steal in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

Kiermaier smacked a two-run homer off of Royals starter Kris Medlen in the fourth inning, his sixth homer of the season. He also recorded steal No. 16 in the contest. While he's hit well in April, June and August, his overall batting line is a pedestrian .261/.294/.413.
Aug 29 - 9:40 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 3-for-5 with two stolen bases and an RBI in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

Kiermaier had an RBI single in the third inning, one of three singles on the night. The 25-year-old has oscillated between good and bad months, batting .306 in April, .173 in May, .314 in June, .200 in July and now .310 this month through Tuesday's game. Kiermaier is hitting .255/.288/.400 with 47 runs scored, 28 RBI and 15 steals on the year.
Aug 25 - 11:37 PM

Kevin Kiermaier's two-run home run in the seventh inning broke a tie and sent the Rays to a victory over the Braves on Tuesday.

The outfielder finished 1-for-3, ending seven innings of offensive ineptitude with a two-run blast off of Williams Perez. It's only Kiermaier's fifth of the year. He carries a .244/.276/.403 batting line with 25 RBI and 11 stolen bases as well.
Aug 11 - 9:22 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (thumb) is back in the Rays' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Braves.

Kiermaier jammed his right thumb on a slide into second base on Saturday and still has some discomfort, but he'll wear a pad and use a thinner-handled bat. The center fielder is sitting on 11 steals and 41 runs scored.
Aug 11 - 4:12 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (thumb) is hoping to return Tuesday.

Kiermaier jammed his right thumb on a slide into second base Saturday and was held out of the Rays' starting lineup on Sunday. X-rays turned up negative, but he acknowledged Sunday morning that he couldn't grip a bat properly. Tampa Bay will enjoy a scheduled team off day Monday before hosting a two-game set with the Braves.
Aug 10 - 8:59 AM

Kevin Kiermaier is not in Sunday's lineup due to a right thumb injury.

X-rays on the thumb came back clean, but Kiermaier admitted that the finger swelled up on him overnight. However, he's available for defense on Sunday and thinks he'll be ready to play Tuesday following Monday's off day. Brandon Guyer is in center field Sunday.
Aug 9 - 11:12 AM

Kevin Kiermaier went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the White Sox.

Kiermaier had three of the Rays' 13 hits on the evening against Chris Sale and company. He had a pair of RBI singles in the affair, giving him 21 RBI on the season. The defensive-minded outfielder is hitting .247/.280/.404 with 11 steals and 41 runs scored overall.
Aug 5 - 12:07 AM

Kevin Kiermaier (eye) went hitless but had a sac fly in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Kiermaier had to leave Monday's game after suffering a scratch in his left eye, but he'll be OK. The outfielder is hitting .245/.280/.407 with four homers and 11 steals this season.
Jul 29 - 8:47 AM

Kevin Kiermaier left Monday's game against the Tigers with a minor abrasion of his left eye.

It's unclear how it happened, but Kiermaier should be alright in a day or two. He had an RBI double in three plate appearances before exiting.
Jul 27 - 9:48 PM

Kevin Kiermaier extended his major league lead in triples to eight, finishing 2-for-4 in Sunday's victory against the Yankees.

Kiermaier tripled to lead off the second inning and later scored on Curt Casali's sacrifice fly for the Rays' third run of the game. Despite his propensity for triples, Kiermaier hasn't done much else at the plate this year, batting .255/.289/.419 with four home runs and 16 RBI. He has scored 35 runs as well.
Jul 5 - 4:13 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 1-for-5 with a double in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

The double was Kiermaier's 16th of the season and snapped an 0-for-13 skid. He also struck out just once, in a game where Indian pitching fanned 19 batters. Kiermaier's hitting .251/.285/.408 with four homers and 15 RBI this season. Of late, he's complained of general soreness and lethargy, so it's possible he'll see a few more rest days in the coming weeks.
Jul 2 - 3:35 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is back in the Rays' lineup Monday against the Indians.

He was out of the lineup Saturday because of general soreness but returned to make a pinch-hitting appearance on Sunday. Kiermaier will bat leadoff and play center field.
Jun 29 - 3:33 PM

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C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3J.P. Arencibia
4Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Richie Shaffer
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Daniel Nava
3Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Burch Smith
8Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Alex Colome
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Matt Andriese
9Enny Romero
10C.J. Riefenhauser
11Kirby Yates
12Nate Karns