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James Loney | First Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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James Loney was the lone bright spot for the Rays offense in Friday's loss to the Indians, going 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.
The Rays generated just five hits as a team, with Loney the only member to collect a pair of them. He's had another solid season for Tampa Bay, slashing .290/.336/.381 with nine homers and 68 RBI. Fri, Sep 26, 2014 09:46:00 PM

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James Loney went 3-for-4 with three singles as the Rays handed the Yankees a 6-1 loss on Tuesday.

Loney now has three three-hit games out of his last eight contests. The first baseman brought his slash line back up to .292/.338/.385 and has nine home runs and 66 RBI to go along with it.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:13:00 PM

James Loney went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and an RBI single as the Rays edged out the Yankees on Tuesday.

Loney took Hiroki Kuroda deep in the second inning, then knocked in the Rays' third run the next inning. Never one for a surfeit of power, Loney is sitting on nine home runs, 66 RBI, and a .289/.337/.385 slash line.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 10:38:00 PM

James Loney went 4-for-6 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Loney hit one of the Rays' four home runs off Orioles starter Bud Norris. He's been one of the lone productive hitters in the Rays' lineup this season, and he bats cleanup regularly as a result. The homer was his eighth of the season, giving him 64 RBI to go with a .286/.334/.377 line.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 07:28:00 PM

James Loney went 3-for-4 and hit a three-run homer off Detroit's Max Scherzer on Tuesday.

Loney's having his nicest surge of the season to date, with a .333 average and 10 RBI in 17 games this month. He has just seven homers overall, but the Rays knew what they were signing up for when they gave him a three-year deal last winter.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 12:04:00 AM

James Loney went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's 5-0 win over the Yankees.

Loney drove in a run with a fielder's choice in the first inning and later took Esmil Rogers deep in the eighth. The veteran first baseman has delivered three straight multi-hit games and now owns a .289/.341/.378 batting line on the year.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:17:00 PM

James Loney went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored against the Angels on Sunday.

Loney was most of the Rays' offense on the day, driving in two of the team's four runs with a sacrifice fly in the fifth and an RBI single in the seventh. Loney is 8-for-17 with two doubles and four runs scored over his last four games, raising his season line to .288./343/.380. He's been one of the few bright spots for the Rays offense this season.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 07:22:00 PM

James Loney singled twice, knocked in a pair of runs, drew a walk, and stole a base in a win against the Twins on Sunday.

Loney's two-run single gave the Rays an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, the big hit in what was a very productive afternoon. The first baseman hasn't done much in the power department, but has otherwise done a great job for the Rays at first base. Loney owns a .285/.342/.379 slash line with five home runs, 46 RBI, and three stolen bases.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 06:21:00 PM

James Loney went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Loney broke a 1-1 tie with his sixth inning homer, his fifth home run of the season. Loney remains the most productive Rays regular, batting .281/.334/.388 with 42 RBI through 83 games.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 10:29:00 PM

James Loney belted a solo home run in the nightcap of Friday's doubleheader, but it was the Rays only offense in a losing effort against the Orioles.

The second inning blast off Chris Tillman was his only hit in four trips to the plate on the evening. He's enjoying another solid season in Tampa Bay, slashing .285/.341/.386 with four long balls and 39 RBI.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 10:42:00 PM

James Loney went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts as the Rays' cleanup man on Wednesday.

Loney is hitting just .219 with a homer and five RBI in 64 at-bats this month. He still has the respectable .274 average overall, but the Rays surely wish they had some better options to bat cleanup right now.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 05:02:00 PM

James Loney went 2-for-4 in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Offense was sparse, as the teams combined for 11 hits and one run on the evening. Loney had two of those hits as he remains one of the only Rays position players showing a pulse at the plate. The first baseman is up to .286/.348/.387 after the multi-hit game.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 10:16:00 PM

James Loney went 2-for-3 in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

Loney was one of two Rays who were able to finagle multiple hits against Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez. The first baseman hasn't hit for much power, but he continues to post a high batting average and an above-average on-base percentage. Loney is slashing .292/.352/.382 with 28 RBI on the season.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 09:31:00 PM

James Loney hit the second of back-to-back homers with Desmond Jennings in the fifth inning of Monday's game against the Blue Jays.

It was Loney's second homer of the year and just his second extra-base hit in 94 at-bats this month. He's still hitting for average and driving in runs at a decent clip, but with his minimal contributions in homers, steals and runs scored, he doesn't offer much in fantasy leagues.
Mon, May 26, 2014 11:27:00 PM

James Loney went 3-for-4 with a double on Saturday to raise his average to .343.

Loney is hitting singles and doubles even better than he did last year, though with just one homer and 12 runs scored in the Rays' 31 games, it's not making him especially valuable for fantasy purposes. At least he does have 18 RBI, which is a nice total for a guy who has only driven himself in once.
Sat, May 3, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3Justin O'Conner
4Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2Vince Belnome
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Alexi Casilla
4Ryan Brett
5Eugenio Velez
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
2Juan Francisco
LF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Corey Brown
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Joey Butler
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
9Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Grant Balfour
4Ernesto Frieri
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Kirby Yates
8Ronald Belisario
9Steve Geltz
10Brandon Gomes
11Everett Teaford
12Jose Dominguez
13C.J. Riefenhauser
14Jhan Marinez