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James Loney | First Baseman | #21

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (19) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that there "seems to be some initial interest" in James Loney.
Topkin notes that the Rays might have to eat some of the $8 million Loney is owed in 2016 to make a trade happen. The first baseman batted only .280/.322/.357 with four home runs over 388 plate appearances during an injury-shortened 2015 campaign. He hit .294/.342/.404 over the two seasons prior, though, and has a good reputation as a defender at first. Tue, Nov 10, 2015 08:50:00 PM

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James Loney is not in the Rays' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day of rest. Richie Shaffer is at first base in Loney's place.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 10:30:00 AM

James Loney went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in Friday's loss to the Royals.

Loney's RBI double in the second inning against Royals starter Edinson Volquez temporarily tied the score at 1-1. The Rays would go on to lose 3-2, dropping to 63-65 on the season. In 263 at-bats this season, the veteran first baseman is hitting .270/.311/.365 with four homers and 28 RBI.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 10:56:00 PM

James Loney has dropped the appeal of his one-game suspension and will serve it Thursday night.

Loney was issued the punishment for making contact with home plate umpire Paul Nauert on Saturday after a called third strike. He probably wouldn't have been in the lineup anyway Thursday versus Twins lefty Tom Milone.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 03:49:00 PM

James Loney went 3-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

Loney broke out of a 3-for-23 slide with the three-hit game. He had an RBI single in the second inning before smacking a two-run double in the third. Loney is hitting .267/.309/.361 through 72 games.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 11:29:00 PM

MLB has suspended James Loney one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his action's during Saturday's game.

Loney made contact with home plate umpire Paul Nauert on Saturday after being ejected following a called-third strike. He has appealed the suspension.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 02:41:00 PM

James Loney went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI hits in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

Loney doubled home a run off Red Sox starter Wade Miley in the fourth inning and later hit a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning to help the Rays to a 4-3 win over their division rivals. The first baseman isn't hitting particularly well this season (.263/.313/.345 with three homers and 20 RBI) and holds little-to-no fantasy value.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 05:04:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 11:26:00 AM

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.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 08:49:00 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.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 03:56:00 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.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 08:10:00 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.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 12:53:00 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.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 04:30:00 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.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 11:11:00 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.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 09:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
3Rene Rivera
4Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Steve Pearce
3Kyle Roller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
2Richie Shaffer
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Desmond Jennings
3Jaff Decker
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Taylor Motter
DH1Logan Morrison
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Jacob Faria
9Taylor Guerrieri
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Danny Farquhar
4Xavier Cedeno
5Steve Geltz
6Enny Romero
7Matt Andriese
8Andrew Bellatti
9Dana Eveland
10Jhan Marinez
11Tyler Sturdevant
12Neil Wagner
13Jonny Venters
14Justin Marks