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8 Desmond Jennings LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 10/30/1986 | Birthplace: Birmingham, AL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: Itawamba CC MS | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $501,800 | Owned/Started%: 14/2 | Average Draft Position: 251.95
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Rays hopeful Desmond Jennings can return this season


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash said there is hope that outfielder Desmond Jennings will be able to return later this season, reports MLB Network Radio.

"I remain optimistic and hopeful," Cash said. "The injury is extremely unfortunate and frustrating."

Jennings was placed on the DL with a bruised left knee, which has caused him to miss most of the season.


More knee issues land Rays OF Desmond Jennings on DL again


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) The Rays have placed outfielder Desmond Jennings on the disabled list with a bruised left knee and recalled Joey Butler from Triple-A Durham, per the Tampa Tribune.

Jennings, who has had just two at-bats since Saturday, has been sidelined nearly all year with a knee injury. His return two weeks ago marked his first action since late April.

He had raised his average to .268 before going down. That was its highest point since April 10.


Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) held out of lineup Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings is absent from the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Twins. Jennings left Tuesday's game with a bruised left knee, and he is apparently unable to give it a go on Wednesday.

There has been no official update on his status, and he should be considered day-to-day for now.


Rays LF Desmond Jennings leaves game with knee injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/25/2015) Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings left Tuesday's game against the Twins in the fourth inning due to a bruised left knee. Jennings spent more than three months on the disabled list with a left knee injury this season, so there may be some concern here.

Jennings had gone 1 for 2 before being replaced in the field to start the fourth inning. The team has not provided further details on the severity of the injury.


Rays LF Desmond Jennings in lineup for first time since April


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) As expected, Rays left fielder Desmond Jennings is set to play Friday night in Texas after losing nearly four months to a knee injury.

Jennings, who batted almost exclusively fifth before going down in April, is in the sixth spot in the lineup against the Rangers.

He returns with a slash line of .222/.306/.238 in just 63 at-bats. He did manage six hits in 28 at-bats during his rehab stint with Triple-A Charlotte.


Rays option Joey Butler to make room for Desmond Jennings


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2015) The Rays will activate outfielder Desmond Jennings from the disabled list on Friday, the team announced after Wednesday's game.

Jennings has been out since late April due to a knee injury. To make room for Jennings, the Rays sent Joey Butler down to Triple-A. Butler was hitting .278 with six home runs prior to Wednesday’s contest.


Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) could be back by Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/12/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings could be on the verge of returning to the lineup. Jennings has been out for most of the season with a knee injury, but he has been playing in rehab games since July 31.

Jennings is expected to play nine innings with Class A Charlotte on Wednesday, and he could be activated as early as Friday, according to the Tampa Bay Times


Rays' Desmond Jennings to stay on rehab assignment Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2015) The Rays changed course Tuesday, opting for outfielder Desmond Jennings (knee) to continue his rehab assignment instead of activating him off the 60-day disabled list as expected. Jennings is expected to play the entire game in left field with Class A Charlotte on Tuesday.

Manager Kevin Cash said Jennings will play at least two games with Charlotte before coming off the disabled list.

Jennings has not performed well on his rehab assignment, batting .143 (3 for 21) with two doubles, no RBI, two runs, four walks and five strikeouts in seven games with Triple-A Durham.


Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) finishes rehab assignment


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/10/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings (knee) completed his minor-league rehab assignment on Sunday. The speedy outfielder went 3 for 21 with four walks and a pair of doubles in seven games with Triple-A Durham.

Jennings will return to the Rays on Tuesday, though the team has not decided if they will activate him in time for Tuesday's contest against the Braves, according to the Tampa Bay Times

Jennings has been on the disabled list since late April with a knee injury. He was batting .222 (14 for 63) in 18 games before going down with the injury.


Rays' Desmond Jennings (knee) begins rehab assignment Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings began his minor-league rehab assignment on Friday. Jennings served as the designated hitter for Triple-A Durham.

He went 0 for 3 with a pair of walks in the 8-4 loss to Gwinnett. Jennings has been out of action since the end of April with a knee injury. He will likely need a few more games before being ready to return to the Rays' lineup.


Rays' Desmond Jennings to get 30 at-bats on rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings (knee) will begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Durham, according to The Tampa Tribune. He is expected to receive around 30 at-bats before his activation from the disabled list.

I don’t like to say anybody’s starting over, but we need to get his timing (back) and get him out there,” manager Kevin Cash said.


Rays' Desmond Jennings nearing rehab assignment


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings said he could start his rehab assignment this weekend at Triple-A, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Jennings has been out since April 25 with a knee injury, but he has been participating in simulated games recently.


Rays' Desmond Jennings plays in simulated game Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings played in a simulated game Tuesday and said it went well, reports MLB.com.

"It was one of the best days Desmond has had," manager Kevin Cash said. "So that's a good sign."

Jennings is trying to come back from a knee injury, which has kept him out since April 25.

"Just trying to get back into action, get back into shape and get ready to play," Jennings said. "[My knee is] progressing. That's good. It definitely doesn't feel like it felt before. So we're still getting the last little bit of rehab in, then we'll go from there."

He added that he hopes to begin his rehab assignment soon.


Rays' Desmond Jennings, Drew Smyly to play in simulated game Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings will participate in a simulated game Tuesday, reports MLB.com.

Jennings is dealing with bursitis in his left knee. Jennings will face pitcher Drew Smyly, who is working his way back from a shoulder injury. Both are expected to return in early August.


Rays' Desmond Jennings begins working out with Class A team


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings began working out with Class A Charlotte on Saturday, according to MLB.com. Jennings, who is sidelined due to left knee surgery, is expected to begin a rehab assignment in August.

Rays' Desmond Jennings aiming for rehab assignment in August


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings said his surgically repaired knee feels fine, but he hasn't been cleared for baseball activities yet, according to The Tampa Tribune. He remains hopeful he will begin a rehab assignment in August.

Jennings was expected to miss up to eight weeks after undergoing surgery in mid-June.


Rays transfer Desmond Jennings to 60-day DL


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) The Rays transferred outfielder Desmond Jennings to the 60-day disabled list Sunday, the team announced.

Jennings recently underwent knee surgery earlier this month and is expected to need eight weeks to recover.


Rays OF Desmond Jennings out for eight weeks


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings is expected to be sidelined for up to eight weeks following Thursday's knee surgery, according to the Tampa Bay Times

This puts Jennings on path to return in mid-August. 


Rays LF Desmond Jennings undergoes knee surgery Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings had surgery on his left knee Wednesday, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Jennings had the surgery to alleviate the thickening of tissue in his knee. He has no timetable for a return. He last played April 25.


Rays OF Desmond Jennings getting knee scoped Wednesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings will have his injured knee scoped on Wednesday, according to the Tampa Bay Times

Jennings has been dealing with the knee ailment since early this season and was placed on the disabled list on April 25. He played in an extended spring training game last Monday. 

The scope will be for exploratory purposes to see if anything else is going on inside the knee. If no new damage is found, manager Kevin Cash said the timeline to return will be three to four weeks in a best-case scenario


Rays OF Desmond Jennings to get further tests on ailing knee


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/4/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings is still being bothered by a knee injury that has had him on the disabled list since April 25. Jennings was able to play in an extended spring training game on Monday.

However, manager Kevin Cash said Jennings will see a specialist at the Steadman Clinic in Colorado next week to get to the bottom of what is causing Jennings' discomfort, according to the Tampa Tribune.

"Hopefully this will provide a little clarity," Cash said. 


Rays' Desmond Jennings plays in extended spring training


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings was able to have two at-bats during an extended spring training game Monday, reports The Tampa Tribune.

Jennings has not played since April 25 because of bursitis in his knee. He is on the 15-day disabled list.


Rays' Cash: Desmond Jennings 'getting closer' to baseball activities


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings (knee) is "getting closer" to beginning baseball activities, manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday. However, there is no timetable for Jennings to begin a rehab assignment.

Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings feeling better with knee injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings is feeling better about his left knee, which landed him on the disabled list, according to MLB.com.

Jennings, who is on the 15-day DL with bursitis in his knee, remains without a timetable for return. 

"I talked to Des yesterday and I know he's itching to get back," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "He's very optimistic with the way he is feeling. I think before the DL stint, I didn't quite sense that optimism, but he's definitely feeling better now."

It is unclear if Jennings will go on a rehab assignment, but Cash indicated it would take him a game or two to get his timing back for how much time he's missed.


Rays' Desmond Jennings tests knee with running Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings (knee) ran Sunday for the first time since hitting the disabled list, The Tampa Tribune reports.

Jennings, who is recovering from left knee bursitis, ran on a strip of grass outside Tropicana Field rather than on the AstroTurf inside the stadium. He said his knee felt fine.

Jennings has hit .222/.306/.238 with five stolen bases in 63 at-bats. He remains without a timetable for return.