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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 activated 1B James Loney from the 15-day disabled list.
Loney progressed more quickly than expected in his recovery from a broken left middle finger and has been cleared to return after a few rehab games. He returns to a .275/.322/.376 batting line and should provide a much-needed boost for the Rays at first base. Jul 3 - 11:26 AM

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James Loney (finger) is expected to return to the Rays' active roster on Friday.

Loney has been on a minor league rehab assignment since Tuesday. He broke a bone in his left middle finger back in late May and will wind up missing around five weeks. The first baseman returns to a .275/.322/.376 batting line, two homers, and 11 RBI in 30 games.
Jul 2 - 8:49 AM

James Loney (finger) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

Loney, out since May 24 with a broken left middle finger, will DH in his return to game action. He has a good chance to return prior to the All-Star break.
Jun 30 - 3:56 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Monday that James Loney (finger) could begin a rehab assignment "in the next couple of days."

Loney has progressed more quickly than expected in his recovery from a broken left middle finger and could be activated prior to the All-Star break. The first baseman sports a .275/.322/.376 batting line with two homers and 11 RBI in 30 games this season.
Source: Rays.mlb.com
Jun 29 - 8:10 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Saturday that James Loney (finger) is ahead of schedule in his recovery and should return to the Rays before the All-Star break.

Loney has been on the shelf since May 25 with a broken left middle finger and was expected to be sidelined until after the Mid-Summer classic. Before hitting the disabled list, he was hitting .275/.322/.376 with two homers and 11 RBI in 30 games.
Jun 27 - 12:53 PM

James Loney (finger) will field ground balls on Monday.

He'll also take some dry swings later this week. Loney has missed the last month of action with a broken left middle finger and isn't expected back prior to the All-Star break.
Jun 22 - 4:30 PM

James Loney (finger) has been cleared to begin range-of-motion exercises.

It's a small step but an important one nonetheless. Working his way back from a broken left middle finger, Loney remains multiple weeks away from being activated from the disabled list.
Jun 19 - 11:11 AM

James Loney (finger) hopes to be cleared to begin strengthening exercises during a checkup on Wednesday.

Loney fractured his left middle finger three weeks ago. Being able to begin strengthening exercises will be a nice step, but he remains multiple weeks away from rejoining the Rays.
Jun 17 - 9:57 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Matt Moore
4Nate Karns
5Alex Colome
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Andrew Bellatti
9C.J. Riefenhauser