Player News - Rays

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Mallex Smith went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs in a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

He doubled and scored in the fifth inning, then walked and scored in the seventh. He singled in the ninth inning and represented the potential tying run but was left stranded. Smith struggled as a rookie with the Braves last year but has improved in his first campaign with the Rays. He has a .276 batting average with two home runs, 10 RBI and 32 runs in 66 games. His 16 stolen bases are what his fantasy owners are after.
Aug 16 - 10:32 PM

Jacob Faria surrendered three runs in 5 1/3 innings and took a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

He allowed six hits and two walks while fanning three in the sub-par outing. The 24-year-old is having a very solid rookie year but couldn't get the job done tonight. He falls to 5-4 with a 3.32 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. His 77/29 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 78 2/3 innings bodes well for his future. He has a two-start week coming up with a rematch versus the Blue Jays followed by the Cardinals.
Aug 16 - 10:27 PM

Wilson Ramos is not in the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Ramos homered for the second straight game Tuesday, but he'll take a seat versus Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman. Jesus Sucre is starting at catcher and batting ninth. Lucas Duda will DH and bat second.
Aug 16 - 3:52 PM

Steven Souza is out of the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Mallex Smith will play right field and hit eighth versus Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman. This appears to be a routine breather for Souza.
Aug 16 - 3:50 PM

Blake Snell gave up four runs over six frames in Tuesday’s 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays.

The big blow came when the left-hander served up a three-run shot to Josh Donaldson in the fifth inning. Snell pitched well aside from that unfortunate frame, yielding seven hits and a walk while recording four strikeouts. It’s the first time this season that Snell has gone six-plus innings in consecutive starts. With Alex Cobb (toe) out until at least next week, Snell will get another start Sunday against the Mariners.
Aug 15 - 10:40 PM

Alex Colome notched a pair of strikeouts in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to record the save in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Tasked with protecting a two-run lead, Colome disposed of the Jays with ease on 12 pitches with a pair of punchouts and a groundout back to the mound. Colome has allowed just one runner to reach base (via a walk) in five appearances this month.
Aug 15 - 10:39 PM

Wilson Ramos went 3-for-4 and homered for the second straight game in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Ramos reportedly figured something out with his stance during batting practice Monday, and he's experienced immediate positive results since, hitting a pair of homers and reaching base six times the last two nights. He had been ice cold but is certainly capable of being a difference-maker at the catcher position in fantasy leagues.
Aug 15 - 10:36 PM

Lucas Duda swatted a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

It was his only hit in five trips to the plate, but Duda will certainly take it after he came into the night with just two hits over his previous six games. Seeing him hit one out of the yard was especially encouraging, as it had seemed like the thumb injury he dealt with earlier this month could be affecting his power.
Aug 15 - 10:33 PM

Kevin Kiermaier (hip) will play center field for High-A Charlotte on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

He will probably then shift his rehab assignment to Triple-A Durham for a couple of games before returning to the Rays' active roster early next week. Kiermaier, out since early June with a fractured hip, stands 1-for-9 with three strikeouts through two rehab games with the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
Aug 15 - 5:37 PM

Matt Andriese (hip) is scheduled to make a second rehab start Friday with High-A Charlotte.

Andriese allowed two runs -- one earned -- over three innings in his 44-pitch rehab debut on Sunday with the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The 27-year-old right-hander should be an option for the Rays' starting rotation by the end of the month. He has been on the disabled list since June 10 with a stress reaction in his hip.
Aug 15 - 5:35 PM

Alex Cobb (toe) is expected to resume throwing off a mound on Wednesday.

Which could put him in line to return to the Rays' starting rotation next week. Cobb landed on the 10-day disabled list last Tuesday after being diagnosed with turf toe. He has a 3.80 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 96/37 K/BB ratio in 147 innings (23 starts) this season for Tampa Bay.
Aug 15 - 5:32 PM

Corey Dickerson finished 0-for-5 as the Rays fell to the Blue Jays on Monday.

He left five runners on base in the 2-1 loss. Dickerson is stuck in a 3-for-38 (.079) offensive rut, though he still has a shot at setting some new career highs if he can finish strong down the stretch.
Aug 14 - 10:27 PM

Wilson Ramos hit his fourth home run of the year Monday in the Rays' loss to the Blue Jays.

Ramos went deep for a solo shot in the second inning off Jays starter Nick Tepesch, but that was the only meaningful offense of the night for the visiting Rays. Ramos has batted just .175/.211/.320 since debuting with Tampa Bay in late June, though he is definitely capable of a strong finish.
Aug 14 - 10:10 PM

Jake Odorizzi yielded two earned runs over six innings Monday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Tampa Bay's offense managed just one run on four hits as Odorizzi dropped to 6-6 on the year. He pitched well for the most part, allowing just three hits while striking out four. The 27-year-old right-hander will carry a 4.30 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into his next start at home versus the Mariners.
Aug 14 - 10:07 PM

Jose De Leon has been placed on Triple-A Durham's disabled list with right elbow tendinitis.

It's the third time this season that he's been on the minor league DL, as he's also dealt with a flexor strain and a lat strain. The 2017 campaign is shaping up to be a lost one for De Leon, who has been limited to just 41 innings between the majors and minors.
Aug 14 - 5:37 PM


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