by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Rays outfielder Sam Fuld was hitless in two at-bats Tuesday at Baltimore, extending his hitless streak to eight games (0 for 15). Fuld has hit safely in just one of 12 games this season, batting .080 (2 for 25).
Are we undervaluing Sam Fuld?
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/2/2013)Sam Fuld does not have an ADP from this year's drafts. His ownership shows up at zero percent. But I know that number is somewhat flawed, because I am a Sam Fuld owner.
Fuld is starting in right field in the Rays' opening day lineup. He managed 308 at-bats in 2011. If he wasn't hurt for much of last year, he probably would have gotten more than those 98 at-bats, too. Fuld doesn't hit for a great average, but he has decent speed and the ground he covers defensively -- as well as his status as a Joe Maddon Favorite -- may keep him in the lineup more than any of us realize.
Especially with Luke Scott out and Wil Myers in the minors, I can't see him not getting in the lineup at least three out of every five days. For my fifth outfielder in a 12-team AL-only league, while I wait for Curtis Granderson to come back, I could be doing much worse. You don't have to run out and grab him yourself, but at least consider the fact that Fuld could play a lot in these first two months, and at least be a nice Roto source of steals.
Sam Fuld to see more playing time
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Rays outfielder Sam Fuld is likely to see more playing time with Luke Scott beginning the year on the disabled list, the Tampa Bay Times reports Sunday.
Fuld, who is the Rays' super utility player, hit .250 this spring over 20 at-bats with a home run, four RBI and one caught stealing. Fuld hit .255 last year over 44 games for Tampa Bay.
Sam Fuld goes 0 for 3 in return
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Rays left fielder Sam Fuld returned to the lineup Wednesday, going hitless in three at-bats to drop his line to .214/.214/.357 in 14 plate appearances this spring. Fuld also made a nice defensive play in the fifth inning, recording the third out of the inning on a sliding catch. He has been dealing with a tight hamstring that had sidelined him for much of March.
Sam Fuld back in the lineup
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Rays outfielder Sam Fuld is in the team’s lineup Wednesday. Fuld has missed a large chunk of this spring with a hamstring injury, but was always expected to be ready for opening day. As long as he doesn’t aggravate the injury over the next few days, he should be good to go.
Sam Fuld happy with return to field
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Rays outfielder Sam Fuld, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, was back in action in a minor-league intrasquad game Sunday, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
Fuld played six innings of defense and went 2 for 6 at the plate.
"It was perfect," Fuld said following the game.
The outfielder said he tested the leg in every way possible and may play in a minor-league game on Monday to get more reps. Fuld said he is ready for the season, however.
Fuld may not get back in a Grapefruit League game until the Rays are sure he'll be ready for the season because that could impact backdating if he does need a DL stint.
Fuld, who will be a backup outfielder for Tampa this season, is batting .273 this spring over 11 at-bats with a triple and two RBI. He played in 44 games last year and hit .255 for the Rays with seven stolen bases.
Rays expect Sam Fuld to return Monday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) The Rays expect outfielder Sam Fuld to return to the spring training lineup Monday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports. Fuld was forced to leave Thursday's game with a hamstring issue, but there doesn't appear to be any long-term impact to the injury.
Sam Fuld emerges from game unscathed
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Rays outfielder Sam Fuld (hamstring) came out a minor-league game Thursday unscathed. Fuld, who did not play the field, drew a walk in four plate appearances.
"Feels pretty good," Fuld said of his hamstring, per MLB.com. "Everything went fine."
Sam Fuld to play in minor-league game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Rays manager Joe Maddon said Thursday outfielder Sam Fuld (hamstring) will hit in a minor-league game Friday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Maddon still expects Fuld to be ready by opening day.
Sam Fuld expected to rejoin Rays' lineup later this week
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013)Sam Fuld, who has been dealing with right hamstring tightness for much of training camp, is scheduled to run the bases Tuesday and possibly rejoin the Rays' lineup later in the week, The Tampa Tribune reported. The 31-year-old has appeared in just five spring training games due to the injury. However, neither Fuld nor manager Joe Maddon expressed any doubts over the outfielder's opening day availability.
Sam Fuld nearing run around the bases
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Sam Fuld is expected to run the bases on Tuesday, reports the Tampa Tribune Sunday.
Fuld has been rehabbing from a tight right hamstring and has been slowed since March 3.
Fuld remains less than concerned about the issue and hopes to return to Grapefruit League games shortly. Fuld is looking to keep a utility outfield job with the Rays this season and is batting .273 this spring over 11 at-bats with two RBI.
Sam Fuld's return delayed until next week
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) Rays outfielder Sam Fuld continues to increase his rehab from a tight right hamstring but his return to game action will be pushed to next week, MLB.com reports. Fuld, who has been slowed since March 3 because of the nagging issue, was originally expected to return to Grapefruit League play this weekend. Still, he said he was not considered about the issue and has completed running drills without any reported issues. "There have been no setbacks," he said.
Fuld not 'concerned' by injury
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/8/2013) Rays outfielder Sam Fuld said Friday he should be able to return to game action by the end of next week after suffering a hamstring injury during last Sunday's Grapefruit League contest against the Twins. "Im feeling better. Im not overly concerned," he told the Tampa Tribune. "Other than the hamstring issue I had last year I dont have any other experience with this kind of injury, but I do know its not as severe as the one I had last (September)."
Fuld agrees with Rays
(1/18/2013) The Rays and outfielder Sam Fuld avoided arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $489,400 contract.