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11 Logan Forsythe 2B
Height/Weight: 6-1/205 | Birthdate: 1/14/1987 | Birthplace: Memphis, TN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: Arkansas | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $499,000 | Owned/Started%: 63/52 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rays' Cash: Logan Forsythe will start at 1B with James Loney out


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Utility infielder Logan Forsythe will be the Rays starting first baseman with James Loney sidelined 4-6 weeks with a broken finger, manager Kevin Cash told reporters Monday, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Cash added Rene Rivera and Tim Beckham will fill in at first base as needed.

Forsythe started at first base Monday against the Mariners and hit his fifth home run of the season. He has a .323/.379/.527/.906 slash line in his last 25 games.


Rays 1B Logan Forsythe hits solo HR in loss to Mariners


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Rays first baseman Logan Forsythe scored his team's only run with a solo homer in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Mariners. 

Forsythe went yard in the sixth inning for his fifth home run of the season. Forsythe finished the game 1 for 3 and drew a walk. He's now hitting .299/.374/.487 for the season. 

Three of Forsythe's five home runs have come in the month of May. 


Logan Forsythe drives in both runs in Rays' loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe drove in both of his team's runs in Sunday's loss to Oakland. 

Forsythe went 2 for 4 and reached 20 RBI on the season. He also stole two bases, giving him three for the season.

Forsythe saw his average climb to .298.


Rays' Tim Beckham gets the start at second base on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) Rays infielder Tim Beckham is in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the A's. Beckham, who is making his first start since Saturday, will play second base while batting eighth. 

The former first-overall draft pick has struggled at the plate this season, and has just four hits in 30 at-bats this month. Logan Forsythe, the team's regular second baseman, will be the designated hitter on Friday. 


Nick Franklin returns to Rays' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) A day after being activated from the disabled list, Rays infielder Nick Franklin is back in the starting lineup on Sunday, playing second base and batting eighth. 

Franklin had been on the disabled list with an oblique injury.

Franklin's return moved Logan Forsythe to designated hitter. It's his second start at DH this seaosn.  

 


Rays to use James Loney as DH on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash moved James Loney as a designated hitter for Saturday's contest against Minnesota.

Cash told reporters he planned to give his regular first baseman a DH day at some point over the weekend, and felt Saturday was the best day to do so, per the Tampa Bay Times. Logan Forsythe moved to first base, with David DeJesus in left field.

Loney is hitting .241 (19 for 79) with three doubles, two homers and seven RBI this season.

Tampa Bay is favored (-110) at Minnesota, per VegasInsider.com.


Rays give James Loney a rest on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against Texas. 

Logan Forsythe replaces Loney at first and bats cleanup for the third time in four games.

The Rays are -156 money line favorites over Texas. 


Rays' Evan Longoria to DH Thursday vs. Rangers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) For just the second time this season, someone not named Evan Longoria will start at third base for the Rays on Thursday. Longoria will be the designated hitter for manager Kevin Cash as the Rays start a four-game series against the Rangers.

Longoria has been hitting the ball well lately, batting over .300 in his last 10 games, including a two-homer night on Wednesday. He'll cede third base duties to Logan Forsythe on Thursday.


Logan Forsythe 'keeping the line moving' for Rays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe has heated up recently, getting 8 hits in 20 at bats (.400) over the last six games. 

Forsythe's fast start has several career highs in jeopardy. He's hitting .296 for the season--his previous best was .273. He already has 11 RBI and seven doubles, putting a bullseye on his previous bests of 26 RBI and 13 doubles over an entire season.

Forsythe is just focusing on his approach at the plate, a strategy he thinks will help the entire team turn around their slow start. 

"If we keep the mindset of having good at-bats like we have been the whole year and kind of keeping the line moving, we'll get back to where we were," he said, per Fox Sports.


Rays' Logan Forsythe back in the lineup, Brandon Guyer out


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees with Tim Beckham sliding to designated hitter and Brandon Guyer moving to the bench, the team announced per the Tampa Bay Times.

Forsythe got the day off Monday with Beckham moving to second. He is hitting .262 with two home runs in 61 at-bats this season. Guyer had started the last four games in a row before getting Tuesday off.


Jake Elmore gets first start of season for Rays


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Rays second baseman Jake Elmore is in the starting lineup for the first time this season. Elmore will bat eighth in the lineup. 

Regular second baseman Logan Forsythe moves to first base. It's his fourth start of the season at the position. 

The Rays are +102 money line underdogs to visiting Toronto. 


Rays' Logan Forsythe held off basepaths for two straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) After opening the season with a 10-game on-base streak, Rays infielder Logan Forsythe has been kept off the basepaths for two straight. 

Forsythe is hitless in his last five at bats, which has dropped his average to .262.

Forsythe has walked five times this season and had a six-game hitting streak. He's played three infield positions and has changed positions mid-game seven times already this season.  


Rays' Brandon Guyer leading off in all-righty lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) 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 manager Kevin Cash rolls out lineup vs. LHPs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday's batting order against the Orioles will be the standard lineup for when a left-handed starter is on the mound, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Orioles are starting Wei-Yin Chen on Tuesday.

The Rays lineup Tuesday was Brandon Guyer (LF), Steven Souza (RF), Asdrubal Cabrera (SS), Evan Longoria (3B), Desmond Jennings (CF), Logan Forsythe (DH), James Loney (1B), Rene Rivera (C) and Tim Beckham (2B).


Rays to use Opening Day lineup vs. Tigers on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters that his lineup against the Tigers on Saturday, will be the same he uses on Opening Day, and against right-handed pitchers, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The club will roll with John Jaso, Steven Souza, Asdrubal Cabrera, Evan Longoria, James Loney, Desmond Jennings, Logan Forsythe, Rene Rivera and Kevin Kiermaier.

Against left-handed pitchers, Cash told reporters he will use Brandon Guyer at the leadoff spot, Jennings and Loney will flip spots in the order, Forsythe will serve as a designated hitter and Tim Beckham will be at second base, per the Tampa Tribune.


Rays 2B Logan Forsythe looking for consistency at the plate


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe is working to become a more consistent hitter, regardless of his role on the team, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

"I think consistency depends on how you feel at the plate if the rhythm and timing are there," Forsythe said. "Last year I think that my swing was at a good point to where the rhythm and timing were there going into playing every day, so when I got into that consistency of more at-bats, more playing time, my swing kind of came out more. It's not hit or miss, but I think there's certain times in the season when the swing is there and it's not there. That's baseball."

Forsythe hit .223 with 26 RBI in 301 plate appearances in 2014. He is feeling good about his approach with Opening Day right around the corner.

"There's time when you feel good about your swing. It comes based on results you get in a game,” Forsythe said. "That feedback doesn't necessarily always have to be, 'Oh I got a hit.' Or, "I drove a run in.' Or 'I hit a home run.' As long as you put the barrel to the ball, it can be a line drive out or a web gem made on you, that confidence is boosted, and the more opportunity you get when your confidence is up, you're going to get better results."


Logan Forsythe still expected to receive playing time at 1B this spring


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters that Logan Forsythe will still receive some playing time at first base this spring. However, the Rays may revisit John Jaso as a possible backup to James Loney, and will consider outfielder Steven Souza only "in a pinch," according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Rays' Forsythe to get majority of starts at 2B with Franklin sidelined


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday infielder Logan Forsythe will get the majority of playing time at second base to open the season with Nick Franklin sidelined due to an oblique injury, per the Tampa Bay Times.

The two infielders are expected to platoon at second base when Franklin is healthy.

The 28-year-old Forysthe has a career .235/.303/.343/.646 slash line. He played in a career-high 110 games in 2014.

"I think Logan's had a good spring," Cash said, per MLB.com. "Logan's a good defender. Plays second base really well.

"I think we're all very happy about the way his spring has gone. Him and [Rays hitting coach Derek Shelton] have had a lot of discussions on some adjustments and they seem to have paid off. He's barreled a lot of balls this spring."


Nick Franklin, Logan Forsythe will platoon at second base for Rays


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash said Monday infielder Nick Franklin, who lost out on the starting shortstop job to Asdrubal Cabrera, will platoon at second base with Logan Forsythe, according to The Tampa Tribune.

Franklin is a switch-hitter, while Forsythe bats right-handed.


Rays reach settlements with six remain arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Rays have reached settlements with the six remaining players on one-year deals, reports the Tampa Bay Times on Friday.

Alex Cobb is due to make $4 million, while Jake McGee will make $3.55 million. John Jaso will make $3.175 million, Rene Rivera is set for $1.2M, and Logan Forsythe will earn $1.1 million next season. Drew Smyly settled for $2.65 million, plus the chance at an additional $25,000 if he makes 28 starts and $25,000 more if he gets to 30, per the report.


Rays tender contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Rays have tendered contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players, per the team's official website on Tuesday. Those players include: right-hander Alex Cobb, infielder Logan Forsythe, outfielder Desmond Jennings, outfielder Matt Joyce, left-hander Jake McGee and left-hander Drew Smyly.

Logan Forsythe slugs sixth home run Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe went 2 for 3 with a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 4-3 defeat against the White Sox.

Forsythe hadn't collected an extra-base hit since homering on Aug. 14, but he was swung a hot bat Friday, driving in two runs with a first-inning double before smacking a solo home run in the fourth inning to put his team up 3-0. Unfortunately, that was all the offense they'd find, leading to a loss after the White Sox scored four times in the fifth inning. Forsythe has hit .231/.296/.343 with six home runs, 26 RBI and two stolen bases in 286 at-bats.


Logan Forsythe follows hot streak with cold one


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Though he has slowed down in recent games, Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe has made the most of his increased playing time.

Forsythe has just two hits in his last 15 at-bats, but that dry spell followed a period of five consecutive multi-hit games in which he batted .529 with two home runs, six RBI and five runs. Forsythe still has work to do to strengthen his stat line, which stands at a mediocre .243/.295/.345.


Logan Forsythe stepping up for Rays


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Rays infielder Logan Forsythe delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 12th inning Monday, sending Tampa Bay to a 4-3 win. He finished 2 for 5 with one walk and one strikeout.

Forsythe recorded his third straight multi-hit game and his sixth in his last 10 appearances. He is batting .457 (16 for 35) with one triple, two home runs, five RBI and five runs in his last 10 games. Forsythe hit his two homers over the weekend, as he homered in consecutive games Saturday and Sunday.


Logan Forsythe drives in first runs in more than month


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) The number of RBI that Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe had in June heading into Saturday could be found in the middle of a donut. But Forsythe not only drove in two to help his team beat Baltimore, he managed his second three-hit performance in the last four games.

Forsythe began his big day with a two-run homer in the second inning and added two singles. He has 12 hits in his last eight games and has raised his average to .229, its highest point since April 2.