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Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Rays starting lineup on Saturday.

The outfielder is batting an illness and is feeling a bit under the weather. He should be ready to return to the lineup in a day or two.
Apr 18 - 3:31 PM

Nate Karns was handed a no-decision against the Yankees on Friday after giving up two runs over five innings.

Karns only gave up two hits, but they were costly, as they both left the yard via home runs from Stephen Drew and Alex Rodriguez. He struck out seven and walked four in the no-decision and owns a 4.58 ERA and 17/10 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings across his first three starts this season. The control has been shaky, but he's worth using in AL-only leagues as long as he has a rotation spot.
Apr 17 - 11:32 PM

Allen Dykstra connected for his first major league home run Friday against the Yankees.

Dykstra hit a go-ahead three-run shot off Adam Warren in the fourth inning, but Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees battled back to get the win. Called up after James Loney's recent oblique strain, the 27-year-old is just 2-for-17 in the majors thus far, but he has drawn six walks.
Apr 17 - 11:31 PM

Rays recalled 2B Ryan Brett from Triple-A Durham.

He'll provide some infield depth for the Rays. Brett, 23, batted .303/.346/.448 with eight homers and 27 steals at Double-A last season.
Apr 17 - 3:59 PM

Rays optioned OF Mikie Mahtook to Triple-A Durham.

Mahtook homered in one of four at-bats Wednesday in his big league debut. Ryan Brett has replaced him on the roster.
Apr 17 - 3:57 PM

Rays recalled LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

He's replacing Jeff Beliveau on the roster. Riefenhauser will serve as the lone left-hander in the Rays' bullpen.
Apr 17 - 3:54 PM

Rays placed LHP Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.

He first began dealing with a "dead arm" in spring training and said Friday that it's yet to go away. Riefenhauser has been recalled to replace Beliveau on the roster.
Apr 17 - 3:53 PM
John Jaso - DH - Rays

John Jaso (wrist) played catch Friday without a glove on his left hand.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that the swelling has not gone down in Jaso's wrist, thus the reason for him still not being able to wear a glove yet. He's eligible to return from the disabled list next Wednesday but seems unlikely to be ready at that time.
Apr 17 - 3:22 PM

Evan Longoria is considered day-to-day with a bruised hip after being drilled by a pitch during Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.

Longoria appears to have avoided any significant injury, which is fantastic news to Rays fans and fantasy owners alike. He may get a day of rest on Friday, but should return to the lineup at some point over the weekend.
Apr 16 - 10:43 PM

Chris Archer fanned 11 over seven scoreless innings in dominating the Blue Jays in Thursday's win.

The bullpen was shaky, but Tampa Bay held on to win 4-2. Archer has allowed a total of three hits over 14 scoreless innings his last two times out. His command may come and go at times, but he should be an asset in mixed leagues all year long.
Apr 16 - 10:20 PM

Tim Beckham delivered his second pinch-hit homer of the year Thursday off the Jays' Aaron Loup.

A former No. 1 overall pick probably shouldn't aspire to be Manny Mota, but Beckham sure has done nice work off the bench so far, with the two homers and a triple in five at-bats as a pinch-hitter. The Rays might start giving him more time at second base to show what he can do.
Apr 16 - 10:12 PM

Evan Longoria was removed from Thursday's game against the Blue Jays after being hit by a pitch on his left hip.

Longoria seemed to be the one who paid the price for the wildness of his own team's starter, as Chris Archer had hit a couple of Blue Jays during the game. The severity of the injury is unknown at the moment, but the Rays should have an update on his status after the game.
Apr 16 - 9:28 PM

Jake McGee (elbow) threw an inning Thursday in an extended spring training game.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said that McGee felt good. It's unclear what the next step will be, but he could soon be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. If all goes well, he figures to join the Rays' bullpen in late April or early May. McGee is currently working his way back from December arthroscopic elbow surgery.
Apr 16 - 5:47 PM

Rays signed C J.P. Arencibia to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Durham.

Arencibia was released by the Orioles earlier this month after suffering a flexor mass strain in his right arm at the end of spring training. The 29-year-old has hit .189/.231/.366 over his last 201 major league games and he's an awful defensive player.
Apr 16 - 3:45 PM

Nick Franklin (oblique) won't be ready to begin playing in minor league games this week.

Franklin hasn't suffered a significant physical setback, but the Rays have decided to slow his rehab schedule a bit. He still has a shot of joining Tampa Bay's active roster by the end of the month. The 24-year-old was supposed to open the 2015 regular season as the Rays' starting second baseman.
Apr 16 - 9:19 AM

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