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Kevin Kiermaier | Outfielder | #39

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 will have the stitches removed from his surgically-repaired left hand on Friday.
The outfielder needed surgery last month to repair two fractured metacarpal bones in his glove hand. He should be cleared to resume baseball activities before too long but isn't expected to be back with the Rays until late July. Jun 3 - 10:35 AM

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Kevin Kiermaier underwent surgery Tuesday to repair two fractures in his left hand.

Kiermaier broke two metacarpal bones in his glove hand Saturday while trying to rob James McCann of a hit and is expected to be sidelined for the next 8-10 weeks. Mikie Mahtook started in center field on Monday night and Brandon Guyer drew the nod there Tuesday afternoon. Tampa Bay can feature a number of different looks, but Kiermaier is one of the best defenders in baseball at any position. It's a huge loss.

Kevin Kiermaier will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair two fractures in his left hand.

The expected recovery time is 8-10 weeks. Kiermaier broke two metacarpal bones Saturday while trying to rob James McCann of a base hit on a diving catch attempt. Mikie Mahtook is starting in center field and batting second for the Rays on Monday night in Miami.
May 23 - 3:46 PM

Rays placed OF Kevin Kiermaier on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand.

Kiermaier suffered the injury on an attempt at a diving catch on Saturday. He was diagnosed with two broken metacarpal bones in the hand and will miss significant time, although a clearer timetable should be available after he sees a hand specialist on Monday. Mikie Mahtook has replaced him on the roster and he and Desmond Jennings should be in line to pick up most of the slack.
May 22 - 8:21 AM

Kevin Kiermaier was diagnosed with two broken metacarpal bones in his left hand.

Kiermaier suffered the injury while trying to rob James McCann of a base hit on Saturday. He'll obviously be placed on the disabled list and could be headed for a lengthy absence. The Rays should know more on his status Monday when Kiermaier meets with a hand specialist. Triple-A outfielder Mike Mahtook is a candidate to replace Kiermaier on the active roster.
May 21 - 6:51 PM

Kevin Kiermaier left Saturday's game against the Tigers with a wrist injury.

He hurt his left wrist laying out for James McCann's bloop single in the fifth inning. Kiermaier got up and headed to the clubhouse with help from a trainer. He's probably going for X-rays. Desmond Jennings replaced Kiermaier in center field. He went 0-for-2 at the plate before exiting.
May 21 - 6:10 PM

Kevin Kiermaier had an RBI single, scored a run and stole a base Saturday against the Athletics.

Kiermaier contributed an RBI single in the sixth inning and stole second base later in the frame. The steal was his sixth of the season in eight tries. A defense-first outfielder, Kiermaier is batting .214/.296/.398 overall.
May 14 - 9:22 PM

Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run home run to help the Rays to a 3-1 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday.

Kiermaier took Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez deep in the sixth inning for the two-run shot, his third of the season. He finished 1-for-4 in the game. The outfielder has cooled since his hot start, but his Gold Glove-caliber defense will keep him in the lineup everyday regardless of how he hits at the plate. Through 18 games, he's hitting .241/.339/.481.
Apr 26 - 10:14 PM

Kevin Kiermaier belted his second home run of the year on Saturday, but it wasn't enough for the Rays to overcome the Yankees.

His solo shot off Masahiro Tanaka in the fifth inning gave the Rays a 2-1 advantage, but it would be short lived as the club would fail to score the remainder of the afternoon. Kiermaier finished the day 2-for-3 and is now hitting .250/.353/.455 with two homers and four RBI on the season.
Apr 23 - 4:38 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is absent from the Rays' lineup on Friday.

And on his birthday. Poor guy. Kiermaier is sitting with the Yankees throwing lefty CC Sabathia, as the Rays are going with Desmond Jennings, Brandon Guyer and Steven Souza in the outfield.
Apr 22 - 3:29 PM

Kevin Kiermaier's first homer of the season was a big one, as he hit a go-ahead solo shot in the 10th inning of Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

Kiermaier took Matt Barnes deep to lead off the 10th and break a scoreless tie. The Rays wound up scoring a couple more that frame. It was the outfielder's lone hit in four trips to the plate, but he'll obviously take it. Kiermaier sports an ugly .182/.308/.303 batting line in the early going.
Apr 19 - 11:40 PM

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

He missed a game after suffering a head contusion following a collision with teammate Logan Forsythe, but Kiermaier is ready to go now. He's in center field and batting eighth Sunday.
Apr 17 - 10:42 AM

Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Rays starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the White Sox.

Kiermaier suffered a head contusion in a collision with teammate Logan Forsythe on Friday. While he says he's good to go, manager Kevin Cash is playing things cautiously by holding him out of action for another day.
Apr 16 - 1:59 PM

Kevin Kiermaier was diagnosed with a head contusion after a collision with teammate Logan Forsythe in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

The Rays are saying that Kiermaier does not have concussion-like symptoms, but he will be monitored for the next 24 hours. Consider him day-to-day for now, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit for the remainder of the weekend series.
Apr 15 - 10:21 PM

Kevin Kiermaier was forced to leave Friday's game against the White Sox after a brutal collision with teammate Logan Forsythe.

Both players were tracking a pop fly from Avisail Garcia when they unknowingly collided. Both players have headed for examinations and expect the team to release an update on their statuses shortly.
Apr 15 - 8:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Taylor Motter
3Nick Franklin
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
3Jaff Decker
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Oswaldo Arcia
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Matt Moore
5Blake Snell
6Matt Andriese
7Alex Cobb
8Chase Whitley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Ryan Webb
6Tyler Sturdevant
7Erasmo Ramirez
8Ryan Garton
9Danny Farquhar