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Wil Myers - OF - Rays

Wil Myers (wrist) hit off a tee on Friday.

It's the first time he's done so since fracturing his right wrist back in late May. Myers is expected back in mid-August if all goes well.
Jul 25 - 4:29 PM

Alex Cobb struck out 10 in seven innings Wednesday in the Rays' 3-0 victory over the Cardinals.

Cobb also doubled in the Rays' first run of the game, giving himself all of the support he'd need. It's the fourth time this season that he's gone without allowing a run, but the first time since May 22. There's still no reason he can't be a top-20 starter the rest of the way.
Jul 24 - 12:56 AM

Jake McGee struck out the side in the ninth for his ninth save Wednesday against the Cardinals.

The Rays don't want to use McGee as a full-time closer, but it just hasn't worked out very well when they've gone other routes lately. Manager Joe Maddon didn't fool around tonight, using his second best reliever, Brad Boxberger, in the eighth and then his best in the ninth to secure a 3-0 victory.
Jul 24 - 12:54 AM

Desmond Jennings went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as the Rays' leadoff hitter on Wednesday.

The good news is that Jennings is hitting .311 this month. The bad is that he hasn't attempted a single steal after going 1-for-4 in June. He also has just one homer, so he hasn't made much of a contribution in mixed leagues. He rates as a pretty big disappointment for fantasy purposes.
Jul 24 - 12:51 AM

Yunel Escobar was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Cardinals for arguing balls and strikes.

Escobar took a called strike three in the fourth inning and took exception to the call. Home plate umpire Dan Bellino took exception to his exception and threw Escobar out of the game. It was the Rays' second ejection in two nights after manager Joe Maddon was tossed from Tuesday's game in what turned out to be a miscommunication of sorts.
Jul 23 - 8:32 PM

Jeremy Hellickson will return to the Rays' starting rotation on Saturday against the Red Sox.

Hellickson was optioned to Double-A Montgomery just before the All-Star break so that he could get in some work during the long layoff. The right-hander held the Royals to one run over 4 1/3 innings on July 8 in what was his first and only start in the majors this season.
Jul 23 - 6:01 PM

Ryan Hanigan (oblique) has resumed throwing but has yet to do any rotational work.

Players are usually about 10 days away from returning from an oblique injury once they do begin rotational work, so it appears Hanigan won't be back before the end of the month. The Rays will continue to use Jose Molina as their primary catcher while Hanigan is on the shelf.
Jul 23 - 10:59 AM
Wil Myers - OF - Rays

Wil Myers (wrist) has begun some light throwing and is swinging with a Speed Hitter device.

Myers is aiming to rejoin the Rays' lineup in mid-August as he works his way back from a fractured right wrist. The reigning American League Rookie of the Year was hitting just .227/.313/.354 over 53 games prior to the injury.
Jul 23 - 10:56 AM

Jake Odorizzi limited the Cardinals to two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Tuesday in the Rays' 7-2 win.

Odorizzi yielded a leadoff solo home run to Matt Carpenter in the bottom of the first inning but settled in after that, out-dueling Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright. The 24-year-old right-hander boasts a 2.39 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 53 strikeouts in 49 innings (eight starts) since June 10. He's a must-own in all standard fantasy leagues. A home start against the Brewers is next.
Jul 22 - 11:49 PM

Rays recalled LHP Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham.

Beliveau will give the Rays some needed bullpen depth while Joel Peralta recovers from an illness. The 27-year-old southpaw has a 3.98 career ERA in the majors.
Jul 22 - 4:11 PM

Rays placed RHP Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 13, with a virus.

The belief is that Peralta caught the chikungunya virus in the Dominican Republic over the All-Star break. It's an illness that is transferred by mosquitoes in the Caribbean and can cause nasty symptoms for over a week. He should be fine by the end of this month.
Jul 22 - 4:09 PM

Rays prospect Tim Beckham went 3-for-4 with a triple for rookie-level GCL Rays on Monday.

Beckham tore his ACL in December and has been working his way back since then. He was viewed as a potential five-tool talent when drafted first overall in 2008, but has struggled to live up to his lofty draft status and has turned into a potential utility infielder with some pop. Beckham may return to the major leagues in September.
Jul 22 - 1:33 PM

Joel Peralta (virus) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

Peralta believes that he acquired the chikungunya virus, an illness transferred by mosquitoes in the Caribbean, which is where Peralta spent his All-Star break. He would be placed on the disabled list retroactive to July 13, setting him up to return within a few days assuming he feels up to it. Jeff Beliveau is the most likely replacement on the active roster.
Jul 22 - 11:08 AM

Joel Peralta believes he has the chikungunya virus.

It's an illness transferred by mosquitoes in the Caribbean, where Peralta spent his All-Star break. The symptoms typically last over a week and the Rays might place him on the disabled list retroactive to July 13. The right-handed reliever should be fine eventually.
Jul 21 - 8:45 AM

Joel Peralta was unavailable for the Sunday's game against the Twins due to an illness.

The Rays needed all hands on deck to preserve a two-run victory over the Twins on Sunday, and it wound up being Kirby Yates who cleaned up Grant Balfour's mess by recording the final two outs. Peralta should be fine in a day or two.
Jul 20 - 6:35 PM


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