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Ryan Hanigan (oblique) is on track to resume his minor league rehab assignment this Friday.

Hanigan was stalled earlier this month by lingering soreness in his oblique. He's been out since July 9 and probably won't be cleared to return to the Rays until rosters expand on September 1. The veteran catcher has hit just .212/.309/.327 this season for the Rays.
Aug 21 - 8:42 AM

David DeJesus (hand) went 1-for-4 on Wednesday for High-A Charlotte.

It was his first rehab game since experiencing some soreness in his left hand last Saturday in the Gulf Coast League. DeJesus is not expected to rejoin the Rays until September 1, so he'll get close to 30 rehab at-bats. He's been out since June 19 with a hand fracture.
Aug 21 - 8:40 AM

Evan Longoria went 0-for-3 in Wednesday's 6-0 loss to the Tigers, snapping his eight-game hitting streak.

Longoria has been attempting to bulk up his uncharacteristically pedestrian numbers, but Tigers starter Rick Porcello was dominant on Wednesday, rendering the third baseman hitless on the evening. Longoria still has about six more weeks to pick up his lackluster .252/.325/.389 slash line.
Aug 20 - 10:02 PM

Jake Odorizzi was solid but faltered in the seventh inning in a loss to the Tigers on Wednesday.

Odorizzi limited the Tigers to one run through his first six innings, but allowed a two-out double and an RBI single in the seventh before departing. He was charged with three runs on five hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven in the process. The talented right-hander has been pitching well as of late, and now has a 3.83 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and a 153/48 K/BB ratio. The Orioles await him in his next start, which will come on Monday in Baltimore.
Aug 20 - 9:59 PM

Rays transferred OF Jerry Sands from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the return of Wil Myers. Sands is out for the season following left wrist surgery.
Aug 20 - 3:20 PM

Rays optioned INF Vince Belnome to Triple-A Durham.

Belnome has one hit in 10 at-bats with the big club this season. He'll return to a .241/.360/.382 batting line with nine longballs at Triple-A.
Aug 20 - 3:19 PM
Wil Myers - OF - Rays

Rays activated OF Wil Myers from the 60-day disabled list.

Myers missed nearly three months with a fractured right wrist but is ready to go now after slugging a couple homers over seven rehab games. The reigning American League Rookie of the Year was hitting just .227/.313/.354 at the time of his injury but is worth scooping back up in leagues where he might have been dropped.
Aug 20 - 3:18 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.
Aug 20 - 12:04 AM

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) is aiming to resume his minor league rehab assignment by the end of this week.

Hanigan has been on the disabled list since July 9 with an oblique strain and recently had a minor setback. But if all goes well from here on out, he could be back on the Rays' active roster by the end of this month. The veteran catcher has hit just .212/.309/.327 in his first season with Tampa Bay.
Aug 19 - 4:07 PM

David DeJesus (hand) expects to resume a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.

DeJesus took a break from his rehab stint after experiencing some soreness in his left hand on Saturday, but he felt good Tuesday. The hope is that he could be ready to rejoin the Rays next week.
Aug 19 - 3:47 PM
Wil Myers - OF - Rays

Wil Myers (wrist) will not be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

There was some speculation that Myers could be activated as soon as Tuesday, but he'll remain on his minor league rehab assignment for now. The 23-year-old is hitting .286 (6-for-21) with two home runs and a double over six games with Triple-A Durham. His return could be any day now.
Aug 19 - 3:15 PM

Rays prospect catcher Nick Ciuffo went 2-for-4 with a home run for rookie-level Princeton on Monday.

Ciuffo struggled in June and July, hitting just .207/.287/.276 with five doubles and one home run, but has come alive in August, hitting .304/.347/.543 with one triple and three home runs over 12 games. Ciuffo has a smooth swing from the left side, and has the potential to hit .300 with 15 home runs, but is unlikely to reach the major leagues until late-2017 or mid-2018.
Aug 19 - 10:54 AM

David DeJesus (hand) is hoping to resume his minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday.

DeJesus had to put a halt to the rehab assignment Sunday after experiencing lingering soreness in his fractured left hand after his debut with the Gulf Coast League Rays on Saturday. He'll take the day off Monday and then hit on the side Tuesday. The veteran outfielder has been out since June 19. He is aiming to return to Tampa Bay by the end of August.
Aug 18 - 9:21 AM
Wil Myers - OF - Rays

Rays manager Joe Maddon plans to use Wil Myers (wrist) all around the outfield once he is activated.

Myers hit a two-run homer Sunday in his sixth rehab game with Triple-A Durham and could return to the Rays' active roster as soon as Tuesday. Maddon likes what he's been seeing from Kevin Kiermaier in right field, so Myers will probably play primarily in left field down the stretch. "(Myers) can play both (left and right)," Maddon said. "He can play all over the place. He’s not locked into one spot."
Aug 18 - 9:17 AM

Jeremy Hellickson suffered his second loss of the season after allowing three runs in five innings on Sunday against the Yankees.

The right-hander wasn't terrible, but the Yankees were able to bunch up their hits just enough to eke out a victory. Hellickson gave up four hits, walked two, and struck out five. He'll take a 2.56 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and a 25/8 K/BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings into Saturday's road start against the Blue Jays.
Aug 17 - 5:20 PM


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