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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 had to leave Saturday's game after his back tightened up.
He'll sit out Sunday's season finale. Kiermaier was brilliant defensively for the Rays this season while hitting .263/.298/.420 with 10 homers and 18 steals. Oct 4 - 11:50 AM

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Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Rays' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day off. Mikie Mahtook is handling center field.
Sep 27 - 10:29 AM

Kevin Kiermaier is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Red Sox.

He's just getting a breather. Mikie Mahtook will make the start in center field and bat second.
Sep 22 - 3:27 PM

Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Rays' lineup Friday.

He's simply getting some rest. Mikie Mahtook is covering center field in Kiermaier's place.
Sep 18 - 3:12 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in a 3-2 win over the Yankees on Saturday.

After a big August, Kiermaier is 4-for-12 (.333) to begin September. The 25-year-old hasn't shown as much power as he did last year, but he's 16-for-19 in stolen base attempts. Of course, he has also shown that he's arguably the best defensive outfielder in the game.
Sep 5 - 4:56 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (ankle) went 1-for-5 in his return to the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Kiermaier sat out Tuesday after spraining his right ankle in Monday night's series opener against the Orioles. The 25-year-old is batting just .260/.293/.416 in 127 games this season, but he has played game-changing defense in center field. And the metrics back that up.
Sep 3 - 9:07 AM

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

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

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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