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8 Desmond Jennings CF
Height/Weight: 6-2/200 | Birthdate: 10/30/1986 | Birthplace: Birmingham, AL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: Itawamba CC MS | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $501,800 | Owned/Started%: 84/55 | Average Draft Position: 148.40
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Desmond Jennings bangs out three hits


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings went 3 for 5 with a double and two runs scored in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Cardinals, upping his average to .248/.336/.390. The leadoff batter is up to 52 runs scored and 25 doubles this season.

Hitters to sit in Week 17


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/20/2014) If you're planning to start Derek Norris, Michael Morse, Aaron Hill, Nolan Arenado, Brad Miller or Desmond Jennings in Fantasy Week 17 (July 21-27), you might want to read the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

All are considered "sits" for the upcoming scoring period.


Desmond Jennings returns to action Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings was back in the starting lineup Friday.

Jennings dealt with a knee issue prior to the break, but it wasn't expected to be serious. He had planned to return to the lineup Friday, so there's no reason for concern. Jennings is hitting .246/.337/.391 over 338 at-bats.


Desmond Jennings not in lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings, who fouled a ball off his left knee Friday, remained out of the lineup Sunday. The injury is not believed to be serious, and Jennings indicated he plans to play Friday after the All-Star break.

Desmond Jennings out Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, after fouling a ball of his left knee Friday.

The extent of the injury is not yet known, so Jennings is considered day to day at this point, with just one game remaining before the All-Star break. 


Desmond Jennings departs after fouling pitch off knee


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings was forced out of Friday's game against the Blue Jays after fouling a ball off his left knee in the second inning, the team announced.

Jennings was replaced by Kevin Kiermaier. Jennings is hitting .246 with eight homers and 24 RBI in 338 at-bats. His status is now up in the air for Saturday against Toronto.

Desmond Jennings goes yard in staying hot against Tigers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Rays center fielder and leadoff hitter Desmond Jennings has been torrid for a week, but he did something Sunday night he had not done during that stretch. He slugged a home run.

His two-run blast in the sixth inning gave Tampa Bay a 7-1 lead. He also doubled and scored in the first to kick off the rout and singled. Jennings is 12 for 28 in his six-game hitting streak with seven runs scored.


Desmond Jennings homers, but OBP bottoms out


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings not only broke from a mini-slump Saturday in Baltimore, but he also slugged his second homer since May 27.

Jennings blasted a solo shot leading off the game that gave his team the lead to stay. But his on-base percentage of .319 is at its lowest point of the season.


Desmond Jennings grabbing some pine Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings is catching a break for the Wednesday game against Baltimore.

Jennings has played in 67 of 72 games for Tampa Bay this year and has been on a roll. He has nine hits in his last seven games.


Desmond Jennings smacks biggest hit in Tampa Bay win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Rays leadoff hitter Desmond Jennings gave his team the lead to stay Wednesday night in a defeat of St. Louis.

Jennings keyed a four-run fourth inning with a two-run single to turn a 3-2 deficit to a 4-3 lead. He added another single from the leadoff spot to sweeten his stat line on the season to .239/.331/.374.


Desmond Jennings smacks fifth home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings went 2 for 4 with a walk, a home run and two RBI in his team's 10-5 loss to the Blue Jays Monday.

Jennings delivered his third multi-hit effort in his last five games, and his two-run homer in the fifth inning was his first since rattling off home runs on three straight days in the first week of May. He has hit .243/.335/.395 with five home runs, 13 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 177 at-bats.


Desmond Jennings activated from bereavement list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings was activated from the bereavement list Tuesday.

Jennings was dealing with a personal matter, and wound up missing three days. He is back in the team's starting lineup, and will hit second. 


Desmond Jennings placed on bereavement list


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings was placed on the bereavement list following a 3-0 win over the Angel in Anaheim on Friday, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Jennings will be away from the team due to a personal matter.

Jennings reached base twice and finished 1 for 4 with a walk, a single and a run scored on Friday. He is hitting .242 with four homers and 10 RBI in 149 at-bats.

Precautionary X-rays come back negative for Desmond Jennings


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings underwent precautionary X-rays on his hand after Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Indians, which came back negative, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Jennings was hit by a pitch on the top of his left hand in the eighth inning but remained in the game. He is expected to be in the lineup Monday against Seattle. Jennings owns a .264/.360/.442 slash line with four homers and 10 RBI in 129 at-bats.

Desmond Jennings benched for Friday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings will sit against Cleveland on Friday. He has been replaced in the lineup by Brandon Guyer.

Jennings is in a mini-slump. He has just one hit in his last 16 at-bats. His average has fallen to .266, its lowest point since April 18.


Manager not surprised by Desmond Jennings' power outburst


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings entered Sunday's game against the Yankees with a home run in three straight games. Manager Joe Maddon is not surprised by Jennings' power outburst.

"He's got big power," Maddon said, per MLB.com. "And of course, in [Yankee Stadium], a lot of guys are rewarded by hitting the ball to [right field]."

Jennings is batting .306 with a .516 slugging percentager, .905 OPS, one triple, two doubles, three home runs, six RBI, eight walks, 10 runs and five stolen bases in his last 16 games.

"I think he's working quality at-bats," Maddon said. "Every at-bat, he's into it, accepting his walks, not expanding his strike zone and just keeps getting better. It's a real treat watching him. This is kind of what we thought he could look like."


Desmond Jennings slugs second homer in doubleheader


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings ended a 15-game homerless streak Thursday, in a 6-5 win over the Red Sox.

Jennings hit his second home run of the season in the second half of the team's doubleheader against the Red Sox, after going 1 for 4 with a double in the first half. He clubbed a solo home run to left field in the third inning of the second game, and finished 2 for 5 with one run scored and one driven in.

Jennings has just two home runs on the season, but has been productive otherwise. He is hitting .284/.378/.453 with 11 extra-base hits and 14 runs scored in 27 games. 


Desmond Jennings steals two bases in three-hit game vs. Twins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings went 3 for 5 with a walk, two runs and two stolen bases in his team's 6-4 loss to the Twins Wednesday.

Jennings has been hot against the Twins this series, going 5 for 10 in two games to push his season batting average over .300. He has hit .302/.413/.444 with one home run, five RBI and three stolen bases in 63 at-bats.


Desmond Jennings returns to lineup Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings returned to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Twins after missing three starts due to a groin injury. Jennings is batting .222 (6 for 27) with one double, one home run and three RBI in his last 10 games (eight starts).

Desmond Jennings sitting Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings was not in the starting lineup Sunday.

Jennings is dealing with a groin injury, and is expected to be out until Tuesday. Brandon Guyer will start in center while Jennings is out. Jennings is hitting .264 in 53 at-bats.


Desmond Jennings dealing with groin injury, may return Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings is nursing a groin injury, which may keep him sidelined until Tuesday against the Minnesota, the Tampa Bay Times reports Saturday. Jennings will be limited to pinch-hitting Saturday and Sunday while he recovers from the injury.

Jennings is hitting .264 with one home run and five RBI in 53 at-bats to start the season.

Wil Myers, Desmond Jennings not in lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Rays outfielders Wil Myers and Desmond Jennings are out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.

The Rays have one less lineup spot than usual with the team's weekend series in Cincinnati against a National League club, and normal designated hitter Matt Joyce, a strong bat against right-handers, has been moved to right field for the team's game against righty Alfredo Simon. Jennings, a career .243/.320/.402 hitter against righties, has been replaced by lefty-swinging Kevin Kiermaier.


Desmond Jennings highlights meager Rays attack


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Desmond Jennings was pretty much the entire offense for the Rays in Kansas City on Wednesday. The outfielder smashed a solo home run in the fourth inning off Jeremy Guthrie and added an RBI double in the ninth to raise his batting average to .270.

Desmond Jennings stays hot Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) One day after going 2 for 4 with a double and two runs in Monday's opener, Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings went 2 for 3 with two doubles, one RBI, one walk and one stolen base in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

Jennings is already looking good in his attempt to improve upon last year's .252/.334/.414 line. He performed well this spring, hitting .386/.438/.568 in 44 at-bats.


Rays announce opening day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Rays left fielder David DeJesus will be the team's leadoff hitter for Monday's season opener against the Blue Jays. He will be followed by right fielder Wil Myers, second baseman Ben Zobrist, third baseman Evan Longoria, first baseman James Loney, center fielder Desmond Jennings, DH Matt Joyce, catcher Jose Molina and shortstop Yunel Escobar.