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Desmond Jennings (knee) is done for the season.

Jennings has been on the shelf since August 28 due to discomfort in his left knee. It's beginning to show improvement, but the Rays aren't going to rush him back for the final week. "It's gotten better, it's coming along," Jennings told reporters Sunday evening. "I was worried at first, I'm not really as worried now."
Sep 22 - 8:55 AM

Brandon Guyer went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

Guyer doubled and scored in the sixth inning, and he added a two-run single in the ninth as the Rays tried to come back late. The runs batted in were Guyer's first since August 29. The 28-year-old is hitting .271/.335/.372 in his first extensive look with the Rays.
Sep 21 - 5:43 PM

Nate Karns wasn't sharp Sunday, allowing six runs over five innings in a loss to the White Sox.

Karns was terrific in his Rays debut on September 12, but things went much differently Sunday. The right-hander gave up just five hits, but three left the yard. The home runs accounted for five of his six runs allowed. Karns, who was acquired for Jose Lobaton before the season, will likely get one more start before the season ends, with that start coming next weekend at the Indians.
Sep 21 - 5:20 PM

Sean Rodriguez has been away from the Rays the last two days following the death of his grandmother.

Rodriguez hasn't indicated when he'll return, but he should be back at some point this week. The utility man is hitting .210/.259/.438 with 11 homers over 92 games this season.
Sep 21 - 11:30 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Jeremy Hellickson's name "has been surfacing" as teams "start putting together lists of pitchers who could be had in trade this offseason."

The Rays still have pitching depth even after dealing David Price, so it's possible they could trade Hellickson or someone else in order to add offense. The right-hander has been up-and-down in 12 post-Tommy John surgery starts, but he's under team control through 2016 and posted a 3.06 ERA over his first two-and-a-half big league seasons.
Source: Boston Globe
Sep 21 - 9:54 AM

Logan Forsythe had a big night at the plate in Friday's loss to the White Sox, going 2-for-3 with a double, home run and all three of the team's RBI.

He has made a living out of hammering southpaws, and Jose Quintana certainly wasn't exempt in this one. It has been a rough season on the whole for Forsythe however, hitting just .231/.296/.343 with six long balls and 26 RBI.
Sep 19 - 10:47 PM
Wil Myers - OF - Rays

Wil Myers' struggles continued in Friday's loss to the White Sox, going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.

The reigning American League Rookie of the Year has had a miserable, injury-plagued season, slashing a mere .219/.295/.322 with six homers and 32 RBI in 301 at-bats. He will represent a nice buy-low candidate heading into 2015 fantasy drafts.
Sep 19 - 10:44 PM

Jeremy Hellickson struggled in a losing effort against the White Sox on Friday, surrendering four runs on seven hits in just 4 2/3 innings of work.

Hellickson walked two and struck out one on the night. He cruised through the first four innings unscathed, but the White Sox strung together five hits and a walk to scratch out all four runs before chasing Hellickson in the fifth. He'll head into his final start of the 2014 campaign (against the Red Sox in Boston on Thursday) with a 1-4 record, 3.96 ERA and 1.37 WHIP.
Sep 19 - 10:42 PM

Alex Cobb suffered his eighth loss of the season after allowing three runs in six innings to the Yankees on Wednesday.

Cobb was coming off of an attempt at a no-hitter in his last start, which also came against the Yankees. This time around, the right-hander allowed four hits and walked three while striking out three. Cobb continues to pitch well for the Rays, now sitting on a 2.82 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and a 141/45 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday next.
Sep 17 - 10:19 PM

Evan Longoria went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

Longoria broke a scoreless tie in the fourth with a solo home run off of Brandon McCarthy, and brought the Rays back within one run with an RBI ground out in the bottom of the sixth, but it wasn't enough. Longoria now has five home runs in September, tying his season-high for any one month. He has 22 on the season along with 90 RBI and a .252/.320/.407 line.
Sep 17 - 10:17 PM

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

Riefenhauser has spent almost all season at Triple-A Durham, holding a 1.40 ERA while striking out 53 across 57 2/3 innings. He'll give the Rays another lefty option in the bullpen.
Sep 17 - 8:27 AM

James Loney went 3-for-4 with three singles as the Rays handed the Yankees a 6-1 loss on Tuesday.

Loney now has three three-hit games out of his last eight contests. The first baseman brought his slash line back up to .292/.338/.385 and has nine home runs and 66 RBI to go along with it.
Sep 16 - 11:13 PM

Nick Franklin, making his Rays debut, went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Tuesday's win against the Yankees.

The Rays acquired Franklin from the Mariners at the trade deadline in the three-way trade that sent David Price to Detroit. He debuted in style, doubling and scoring in the sixth to break a 1-1, then singling in a run in the seventh as part of a four-run frame. Franklin posted a meager .363 OPS in 52 plate appearances with the Mariners this season, but the Rays are banking on bigger and better things in 2015.
Sep 16 - 11:11 PM

Jake Odorizzi pitched well on Tuesday, yielding just one run over six innings as the Rays dealt the Yankees a loss.

Odorizzi has been hit or miss for most of the second half, allowing five-plus runs in three of his previous eight starts entering the evening. He was very much a "hit" on Tuesday, as he held the Yankees to five hits and a walk while punching out three batters. The 24-year-old sports an 11-2 record, a 3.98 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 171/56 K/BB ratio. Odorizzi will take the mound at Fenway Park against the Red Sox on Tuesday next.
Sep 16 - 11:06 PM

Rays recalled INF Nick Franklin from Triple-A Durham.

Franklin is starting at second base and batting fifth in his Rays debut on Tuesday night against the Yankees. The 23-year-old hit .272/.366/.412 with 11 home runs and 11 stolen bases in 102 games this season between Triple-A Tacoma and Triple-A Durham. He was acquired from the Mariners in the David Price tride and is probably Tampa Bay's second baseman of the future.
Sep 16 - 4:26 PM


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