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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

Rays recalled OF Joey Butler from Triple-A Durham.

Butler has hit .278/.333/.410 with six home runs and 22 RBI in 74 games this season at the major league level. He could see some action in the Tampa Bay outfield down the stretch with Desmond Jennings heading back to the disabled list.
Aug 27 - 3:31 PM

Rays placed OF Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee bruise.

Jennings banged his surgically-repaired knee on a slide into second base over the weekend and hasn't felt right since. We might not see him again this season. Jennings, 28, will be arbitration eligible for the second time this winter after earning $3.1 million in 2015. He has appeared in only 28 games.
Aug 27 - 3:29 PM

Desmond Jennings (knee) could be headed back to the disabled list.

Jennings banged his surgically-repaired left knee on a slide into second base over the weekend and aggravated it again Tuesday while running the bases. He has already missed 3 1/2 months this season to left knee troubles. The 28-year-old outfielder is shaping up to be a massive disappointment in 2015 and will be an interesting arbitration case heading into 2016.
Aug 27 - 8:49 AM

Chris Archer struck out 12 Rays on Wednesday, but he also gave up four runs in six innings in taking his 10th loss.

Archer is just 11-10 despite his 2.88 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. The 10-strikeout game tonight was his third in four starts and ninth of the year.
Aug 26 - 10:56 PM

Daniel Nava hit his first homer of the season Wednesday off the Twins' Tyler Duffey.

Nava also walked in the game. He's 6-for-31 with six walks in 14 games with the Rays, and he's probably in line for more playing time again if Desmond Jennings misses more action.
Aug 26 - 10:54 PM

Desmond Jennings (knee) is not in the Rays' lineup Wednesday.

Jennings tweaked his surgically-repaired left knee over the weekend and had to leave Tuesday game after it swelled up on him. It's not viewed as a major setback. Grady Sizemore is in left field and Daniel Nava is in right for the Rays Wednesday.
Aug 26 - 3:57 PM

Rays recalled LHP Grayson Garvin from Double-A Monthomery; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a torn left lat.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the addition of J.P. Arencibia. Garvin has been out all season with his lat injury.
Aug 26 - 3:42 PM

Rays purchased the contract of C J.P. Arencibia from Triple-A Durham.

Arencibia has done his usual thing at Durham this season, slugging 22 homers while batting .227. He'll be paired with Rene Rivera as the Rays' catcher with Curt Casali (hamstring) out.
Aug 26 - 3:39 PM

Rays placed C Curt Casali on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Casali injured the hamstring during Tuesday's contest. The Rays have called up J.P. Arencibia to pair with Rene Rivera behind the plate.
Aug 26 - 3:37 PM

Kevin Kiermaier went 3-for-5 with two stolen bases and an RBI in a loss to the Twins on Tuesday.

Kiermaier had an RBI single in the third inning, one of three singles on the night. The 25-year-old has oscillated between good and bad months, batting .306 in April, .173 in May, .314 in June, .200 in July and now .310 this month through Tuesday's game. Kiermaier is hitting .255/.288/.400 with 47 runs scored, 28 RBI and 15 steals on the year.
Aug 25 - 11:37 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

Nate Karns allowed five runs over three innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Twins.

Karns was done in by walks, issuing four free passes on the night, two of which came around to score. One big swing by Miguel Sano in the first inning also accounted for three of the runs. Karns' struggles haven't been the norm this year, as he is 7-5 with a 3.69 ERA and 1.27 WHIP through 25 starts. The right-hander will meet the Royals on Sunday.
Aug 25 - 11:17 PM

Curt Casali exited Tuesday's game against the Twins with a strained left hamstring.

Casali smacked his 10th homer of the season Tuesday before departing. He'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday, but a trip to the disabled list is possible.
Aug 25 - 10:38 PM

Desmond Jennings left Tuesday's game against the Twins with a bruised left knee.

How Jennings was hurt wasn't obvious, but the fact that it's the same knee that caused him to miss nearly four months of action this season is obviously concerning. The Rays should have more on his status after the game.
Aug 25 - 9:46 PM

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