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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||58.00||1.00||.224||4.00||6.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Toronto||6||2||0|| .333|| .333|| .333|
|vs Sanchez (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||6||2||0|| .500|| .333|| .333|
|Last 10 Games|
Rays' Kiermaier to lead off; Beckham, Wilson in lineup
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/17/15) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier will bat leadoff in Friday's game against the Yankees, according to the Tampa Bay Tribune.
Kiermaier hit eighth in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays. Kiermaier, a left-handed hitter, has gotten off to a hot start against right-handed pitchers, batting .364 against them thus far. The Yankees are starting righty Adam Warren on the mound.
Evan Longoria, who was hit by a pitch in the left hip Thursday night, will be Tampa Bay's DH Friday with Logan Forsythe moving to third. That puts Tim Beckham in the lineup in the eight hole as he'll start at second base.
Catcher Bobby Wilson is making his third start of the season and will bat ninth.
Rays' Brandon Guyer leading off in all-righty lineup Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) Rays left fielder Brandon Guyer is leading off Tuesday as the team uses an all-rightly lineup against the Blue Jays and left-handed starter Daniel Norris.
The Rays actually have eight righties and one switch hitter in the lineup, loading up against the rookie southpaw. Guyer is just 2 for 11 this season but hit .297/.366/.396 in 111 at-bats against lefties in 2014.
In addition to Guyer, the Rays have Logan Forsythe at second base, Rene Rivera at first base, Tim Beckham at shortstop and Bobby Wilson at catcher in the final four spots of the lineup.
The Rays are underdogs (+135) against the Blue Jays Tuesday.
Rays give Rene Rivera break, Bobby Wilson starting Saturday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/11/15) Rays catcher Rene Rivera is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins.
Rivera is 0 for 15 with five strikeouts to open the season. The team will turn to Bobby Wilson, who made his season debut Friday and went 1 for 1 at the plate.
Rays place five on DL, including Alex Cobb, Drew Smyly
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/5/15) The Rays placed five players on the disabled list to set their Opening Day roster.
Among the moves the team made on Sunday were:
Placed P Alex Cobb (forearm), infielder Nick Franklin (oblique) and P Drew Smyly (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27. They are eligible to return on April 11, although none are expected to be ready by then.
Placed P Jake McGee (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list as of April 5.
Placed pitcher Matt Moore (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list as of April 5.
Added catcher Bobby Wilson to the roster.
Rays C Curt Casali loses backup catcher spot to Bobby Wilson
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(4/3/15) Rays rookie catcher Curt Casali lost the backup catcher spot to Bobby Wilson, according to tbo.com.
Rays manager Kevin Cash stated that it was a tough call between Wilson and Casali.
“There was a lot that went to it,” Cash said. “Rarely do you go through a season without the use of three catchers. We’re going to need Curt at some point. We’re lucky to have him. We view him as a big league catcher. With the way things out this spring, he did everything he could to make this team, but where we are today, moving forward, what we can do best for the organization right now is to have Bobby with us and have some coverage in Curt.”
Wilson signed a minor league contract with the Rays this offseason.
“It was definitely a tough decision for them because they are sticking their neck out for me and they’re putting their eggs in their basket for me and saying we appreciate what Bobby does behind the plate and values the defensive side and what I can do,” Wilson said. “I know it was a difficult decision for them, but I’m glad in their evaluation they wanted a veteran guy, somebody that has been in that role before.”
Casali batted .207 with six hits, one home run and 12 strikeouts in 33 plate appearances this spring.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/25/15||TOR||6:10 pm||Daniel Norris|
|4/26/15||TOR||1:10 pm||Mark Buehrle|
|4/27/15||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Adam Warren|
|4/28/15||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Masahiro Tanaka|
|4/29/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Michael Pineda|
|5/1/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|5/2/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Bud Norris|