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James Loney | First Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Rays placed 1B James Loney on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left middle finger.
It was initially called a sprain, but further testing revealed the fracture. Loney expects to miss 4-6 weeks, and Tampa Bay will use a mix of players at first base. Logan Forsythe is starting there Monday night. May 25 - 2:39 PM

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James Loney sustained a sprained finger in Sunday's loss to the Athletics.

He'll be re-evaluated on Monday before determining his status moving forward. He was one of three Rays offensive starters who suffered injuries in Sunday's defeat.
May 24 - 7:04 PM

James Loney went 4-for-5 with three RBI in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Loney drove in runs via a fielder's choice in the second inning, an RBI single in the sixth inning and an RBI double in the ninth. In 88 at-bats, Loney is hitting .273/.319/.386 with two home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored.
May 17 - 5:40 PM

James Loney is not in the Rays' lineup Sunday.

He's getting a rest with the Rangers throwing lefty Wandy Rodriguez. Logan Forsythe is at first base Sunday in Loney's place.
May 10 - 10:04 AM

James Loney walked and hit a solo home run in four trips to the plate in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

Loney's second-inning solo home run came against Wei-Yin Chen and was the only scoring either side would do through the first four innings. The first baseman, who battled an oblique injury in April, has two home runs, six RBI, and is hitting .286/.342/.514 in 38 plate appearances thus far.
May 3 - 4:48 PM

James Loney smacked a go-ahead RBI single in the 13th inning Wednesday as the Rays topped the Yankees 3-2.

Loney also singled and scored a run in the top of the fourth inning. He missed a large chunk of April with a right oblique strain, but the 30-year-old first baseman has been tremendously productive when healthy, boasting a .333/.385/.542 slash line in 24 at-bats.
Apr 29 - 5:22 PM

James Loney is not in the Rays lineup on Saturday.

He's being eased back into action so he will take a seat against opposing southpaw Daniel Norris. Logan Forsythe will start in his place at first base.
Apr 25 - 2:13 PM

James Loney hit a two-run home run off of R.A. Dickey in the fourth inning of Friday's blowout win over the Blue Jays.

Loney had not played since April 6th, as the first baseman's been recovering from a right oblique strain. He came back in style, swatting the big fly in the fourth inning of a game in which the Rays would score 12 runs on 13 hits. Loney hit .290/.386/.380 in 2014. He has a bit of pop in his bat, but he isn't worth owning in mixed leagues.
Apr 25 - 1:01 AM

Rays activated 1B James Loney from the 15-day disabled list.

Loney needed just one rehab game to show that he was over his right oblique strain. The first baseman wound up missing just over a week of action. Allan Dykstra, who had been filling in at first in Loney's absence, has been sent down in a corresponding move.
Apr 24 - 8:05 AM

James Loney (oblique) is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Charlotte.

Loney suffered a mild right oblique strain while taking batting practice before the Rays' second regular-season game. The first baseman will probably be activated from the 15-day disabled list over the weekend.
Apr 23 - 11:41 AM

James Loney (oblique) expects to be activated from the disabled list this weekend.

Loney suffered a mild right oblique strain prior to the second game of the season, but he took batting practice Tuesday without incident. He expects to play one minor league rehab game before returning.
Apr 21 - 4:12 PM

James Loney (oblique) will play a rehab game or two this week for High-A Charlotte.

Loney is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, and it sounds like he'll be ready. "It's been hard, just sitting there and watching games," Loney said of the first DL stint of his career. "It goes by. It's just one of those things." He suffered a strained oblique during batting practice before the Rays' second game of the season.
Apr 20 - 8:45 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that James Loney (oblique) might be ready when eligible.

Loney was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 7, so the first day he can be activated is April 22. The first baseman is working his way back from a right oblique strain. It was called mild from the jump.
Apr 16 - 9:06 AM

Rays placed 1B James Loney on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 7, with a mild right oblique strain.

Loney didn't think the ailment was that bad after his side tightened up on him after batting practice Tuesday, but it's not the first time a player has undersold his injury. Allan Dykstra has been promoted to take Loney's spot on the roster and is starting at first base Wednesday. The fact that the Rays are calling the strain mild suggests that Loney has a shot to return when his 15 days are up.
Apr 8 - 3:27 PM

James Loney said after Tuesday's game that he doesn't think his tweaked right side injury is that bad.

Loney's side tightened up on him after batting practice, forcing him to be scratched from the lineup. He'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday before the Rays know how much time he might miss. The Rays are calling him day-to-day for now.
Apr 7 - 11:02 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Nate Karns
4Alex Colome
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Moore
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Ernesto Frieri
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7C.J. Riefenhauser
8Brandon Gomes
9Xavier Cedeno
10Kirby Yates