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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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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. Aug 28 - 10:56 PM

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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.
Aug 27 - 3:49 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.
Aug 25 - 11:29 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.
Aug 25 - 2:41 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.
Aug 2 - 5:04 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.
Jul 3 - 11:26 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
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
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Burch Smith
8Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
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