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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||580.00||10.00||.288||70.00||55.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Boston||5||1||0|| .200|| .400|| .200|
|vs RHP||28||8||1|| .310|| .500|| .286|
|12/26/2014||Jose Quintana, SP CHW|
James Loney, 1B TB
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE
|Joey Gallo, 3B TEX|
Marcus Semien, SS OAK
Michael Saunders, RF TOR
Carlos Carrasco, SP CLE
|12/22/2014||James Loney, 1B TB|
Andrew Miller, RP NYY
Miguel Gonzalez, SP BAL
|Leonys Martin, CF TEX|
|12/21/2014||James Loney, 1B TB||Brian McCann, C NYY|
|Last 10 Games|
Rays first baseman James Loney cranks second home run of 2015
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/3/15) Rays first baseman James Loney went 1 for 3 at the plate in Tampa Bay's 4-2 loss to the Orioles on Sunday.
Loney did his damage in the second inning when he blasted an 0-2 pitch from Wei-Yin Chen over the right field wall for a solo home run, his second of the year.
Loney, who also walked once and struck out once, boosted his average to .286 with six RBI in 35 at-bats.
Rays' James Loney hits homer on Friday after return from DL
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) James Loney returned from the disable list on Friday and hit his first home run, a two-run shot, since Sept. 9 in the Rays' victory over the Blue Jays.
"It's fun being back out there again," Loney said. "I'm just glad it's over."
Loney's 15-day stint for a strained right oblique was his first-ever trip to the DL.
Rays activate James Loney, Drew Smyly from DL
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(4/24/15) The Rays removed first baseman James Loney and pitcher Drew Smyly from the 15-day disabled list Friday, according to the MLB.com transactions page.
Loney has been dealing with an oblique injury, while a shouler injury has kept Smyly sidelined. He is set to make his season debut Friday against the Blue Jays.
"He's worked really hard to get back here, he's chomping at the bit, and we have to be smart with him," Rays manager Kevin Cash said, per MLB Network Radio. "We'll be cautious."
Meanwhile, with Smyly and Loney no longer on the disabled list, the team sent Mike Mahtook and Allan Dykstra to their Triple-A affiliate.
Rays to activate Drew Smyly, James Loney Friday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) The Rays are set to activate pitcher Drew Smyly and first baseman James Loney from the 15-day disabled list Friday after optioning two players following Thursday's 2-1 win over the Red Sox.
Smyly will make his season debut against the Blue Jays on Friday after opening the season on the disabled list due to a shoulder injury suffered this spring.
"Last time I faced them, I had the best game I've played," Smyly said, per MLB.com. "But I'm sure they could hit quite a few home runs, too, if I'm a little bit off. They have a lot of power up and down the lineup. A lot of righties. They're a very, very dangerous lineup. But baseball's crazy, man. You never know what's going to happen. It could work out well, it could work out bad. You just have to go out there and compete. That's all there is to it."
Loney has been dealing with an oblique injury but was able to serve as the designated hitter in his rehab debut Thursday.
Rays' James Loney to begin Class A rehab assignment Thursday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/23/15) Rays first baseman James Loney is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment on Thursday with Class A Charlotte, according to the Tampa Tribune. Loney has been out since the first game of the season with an oblique injury. He could rejoin the Rays this weekend.
|2014 summary: Especially for a first baseman, James Loney is not a prolific power hitter or run producer, and in 2014, he was even less so than he had been in many of his past seasons. Loney clubbed just nine home runs with 69 RBI and 59 runs. Because he racks up plate appearances and makes frequent contact, Loney has just enough value to have appeal as a low-end option in standard mixed leagues, particularly in Rotisserie leagues where he can be used in the CI slot. Loney batted .290 over 600 at-bats, and that helped him to rank 21st among first basemen in Rotisserie value and 19th in Fantasy points.|
Playing time status: Loney is set to begin his third season as the Rays' starting first baseman.
2015 outlook: There are few signs, if any, suggesting that Loney is due for either improvement or decline. He will enter this season as the same marginal option for owners in standard mixed leagues that he has been for the past few seasons. While he could easily be passed over in those formats, Loney needs to be owned in all deeper mixed leagues and AL-only formats.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/5/15||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Rick Porcello|
|5/6/15||@ BOS||7:10 pm||Justin Masterson|
|5/7/15||TEX||7:10 pm||Nick Martinez|
|5/8/15||TEX||7:10 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|5/9/15||TEX||6:10 pm||Ross Detwiler|
|5/10/15||TEX||1:10 pm||Wandy Rodriguez|
|5/11/15||NYY||7:10 pm||CC Sabathia|