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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 is out of the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Rockies.
Brandon Guyer will start in center field and bat second versus Colorado left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. Kiermaier is 2-for-14 (.143) since returning from a pair of fractures in his left hand. Jul 20 - 12:25 PM

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Rays activated OF Kevin Kiermaier from the 15-day disabled list.

Kiermaier is starting in center field and batting eighth Friday night against the Orioles after missing the last two months with a pair of fractures in his left hand. The rangy 26-year-old had five homers and six steals in 38 games before the injury. He finished the 2015 season with 10 homers and 18 steals. There's some fantasy value here, with his glove able to keep him playing regularly through the sluggish offensive periods.
Jul 15 - 2:58 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hand) could still return to the Rays on Friday.

Kiermaier was rained out from a rehab game with the Gulf Coast League Rays on Wednesday, but he'll participate in a doubleheader Thursday with High-A Charlotte and could get immediate clearance to return to Tampa Bay if that goes well. The rangy center fielder has been out since May 21 with a pair of fractures in his left hand. He had tallied five home runs and six stolen bases in 38 games.
Jul 14 - 3:14 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hand) had his scheduled rehab game with the GCL Rays rained out on Wednesday.

Kiermaier will instead play on Thursday. He was expected to return to the Rays on Friday when they open up the post-All-Star break portion of their schedule with a series against the Orioles. It is not yet known how Wednesday's rain-out might effect those plans. The 26-year-old outfielder has been on the shelf since May 21 due to a pair of fractures in his left hand. He initially sustained the injury while attempting to make a diving catch.
Jul 13 - 7:38 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hand) went 0-for-2 with a walk Monday in his first minor league rehab game with the GCL Rays.

It was his first game action since suffering two fractures in his left hand on May 21. He's expected to take live BP on Tuesday before playing with High-A Charlotte on Wednesday. If all goes well, he'll make his return when the Rays begin the second half of the season on Friday against the Orioles.
Jul 11 - 5:27 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hand) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Monday.

First he'll travel with the Rays to Fenway Park this weekend where he'll participate in pre-game batting practice. If his rehab assignment goes well, Kiermaier could be activated when the Rays open the second half against Baltimore next Friday. So far he's missed about six weeks with a fractured left hand.
Jul 7 - 7:59 PM

Kevin Kiermaier took batting practice Wednesday for the first time since fracturing his hand.

It was supposed to be an indoor batting practice session, in a controlled batting cage, but the Rays decided to let him hit off rehabbing right-handers Brad Boxberger and Chase Whitley, who were throwing off the main Tropicana Field mound. The workout went smoothly, and Kiermaier will now travel to Boston with the Rays to participate in pregame batting practice all weekend at Fenway Park. He could begin a minor league rehab assignment next week and return soon after the All-Star break.
Jul 7 - 9:11 AM

Kevin Kiermaier will hit in a batting cage Wednesday for the first time since fracturing his hand.

That's a big step in the right direction for the rangy center fielder, who underwent surgery back in May to repair two broken metacarpal bones in his left hand. Kiermaier is aiming to return to Tampa Bay's active roster right after the All-Star break. He will travel to Boston this weekend with the Rays to participate in pregame batting practice and should be cleared for minor league rehab games early next week.
Jul 6 - 8:29 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Curt Casali
2Luke Maile
1B1Steve Pearce
2Logan Morrison
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Nick Franklin
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Brandon Guyer
2Desmond Jennings
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
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Andriese
7Kevin Jepsen
8Dylan Floro