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Height/Weight: 6-1/215 | Birthdate: 4/22/1990 | Birthplace: Ft. Wayne, IN | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 34/20 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings out of the lineup again Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings is out of the lineup once again Tuesday while dealing with a knee injury, the team announced per the Tampa Bay Times.

Jennings left Saturday's game with the injury and has been held out of the lineup ever since with Kevin Kiermaier drawing his third consecutive start in center. Jennings is hitting .222 with two RBI in 63 at-bats this season.


Rays' Desmond Jennings (knee) remains out of lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings is not in the starting lineup for a second straight game Monday against the Yankees.

"I think he's feeling better," Rays manager Kevin Cash said, per MLB.com. "He's a big part of what we're doing, and we need to get him healthy and back in the lineup. We don't want to rush anything right now."

Jennings came out of Saturday's game with knee soreness and appears to still be dealing with the issue two days later. He said that his knee is "fine" and that he's not going on the disabled list but doesn't know when he'll play next, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

"It just started bothering me," Jennings said. "I'm trying to play as soon as possible. Just keep getting treatment and doing some stuff and go from there."

Kevin Kiermaier will receive a second straight start in center field. The Rays are underdogs (+130) against the Yankees in New York Monday.


Rays CF Kiermaier returns Wednesday against Boston


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has overcome an illness and is back in the lineup for the Wednesday night game against Boston.

Kiermaier, who has not started a game since Friday, is on a 3-for-16 slide.


Rays OF Kiermaier absent from Tuesday lineup, but feeling fine


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is out of the lineup Tuesday against Boston, but all is well. He is reporting that he's feeling "100 percent better," per the Tampa Bay Times, which is adding that he's likely to play in the game at some point.

Kiermaier had been considered questionable with an illness, but the left-handed batter is merely sitting against Red Sox southpaw Wade Miley. He is 3 for 11 against lefties this season.


Rays' Kevin Kiermaier (illness) remains out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Rays center fiedler Kevin Kiermaier is out of the lineup for a second straight game Sunday against the Yankees.

Kiermaier missed Saturday due to illness and will not be in the starting lineup against a right-handed starter for the second time this season Sunday. With Kiermaier sidelined, Desmond Jennings slides back to center field Sunday, with Brandon Guyer manning left.

The Rays are home underdogs (+112) against the Yankees Sunday.


Rays' Kevin Kiermaier sits out Saturday due to illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier was not listed in the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Yankees because he's "a little under the weather," he told reporters, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Kiermaier batted leadoff for the fourth time this season on Friday. He is hitting .306/.342/.667 with five doubles, one triple, two home runs and four RBI through his first 38 plate appearances.


Rays' Kiermaier to lead off; Beckham, Wilson in lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) 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. 


Kevin Kiermaier becomes fourth different leadoff hitter for Rays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) With no designated hitters allowed in a National League park, Rays manager Kevin Cash opted to go with outfielder Kevin Kiermaier as his leadoff hitter Friday night against Miami, per the Tampa Tribune. Kiermaier will be Tampa Bay's fourth leadoff hitter in as many games (John Jaso, Brandon Guyer, David DeJesus). He is hitting .333 (3 for 9) with a double, a triple, a home run and two RBI through three games.

Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier triples, homers in 6-5 loss to Orioles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier connected for a home run during Tuesday's 6-5 loss against the Orioles. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs and two RBI.

Kiermaier had a triple off Wei-Yin Chen leading off the third inning and a two-run homer off Kevin Gausman in the sixth inning. He now has nine career triples and 11 career home runs.

The 24-year-old outfielder is batting .429 (3 for 7) with three runs through two games.


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 planning to only play Kevin Kiermaier in center field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday he plans to only play outfielder Kevin Kiermaier in center field this season, per the Tampa Bay Times. Desmond Jennings is expected to play in center field when Kiermaier isn't in the lineup.

“They had that outfield combination a couple years ago with B.J. (Upton) and (Carl) Crawford,” Cash said. “That was a pretty good tandem in the outfield. I think there’s probably some comparisons -- I don’t know if they’re fair -- that that’ll be quite the outfield to have cover a lot of ground out there.” 

Kiermaier started in center field and hit leadoff Wednesday against the Twins. However, it doesn't appear Cash wants to bat Kiermaier in the leadoff spot this season.

"Obviously he's fast," Cash said, per MLB.com. "He brings a lot. But I don't think in the leadoff role. ... He probably could develop into that and be a force. But I think right now we have some other guys we want to get into that spot. Not to say that he wouldn't [hit leadoff] on given days. But right now I don't think the plan is to pencil him into that leadoff spot."


Kevin Kiermaier ready to roll Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier has returned to the lineup for the Wednesday night game in Baltimore. He has been dealing with a neck issue.

Kiermaier was heating up before going down. A 6-for-9 stretch ended a 2-for-27 slump.


Kevin Kiermaier unable to return Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier was unable to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles, as he continues to deal with a stiff neck. Kiermaier suffered the injury Sunday while sliding headfirst, but he told The Tampa Tribune he is feeling better Tuesday and will be available off the bench if needed. 

Kevin Kiermaier takes night off due to stiff neck


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier received a day of rest Monday against the Orioles after suffering a stiff neck as a result of headfirst slide into second base the previous day, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Keirmaier collided with Jose Reyes on Sunday. He has also dealt with a lower back injury earlier this month. He is hitting .275/.327/.482 with nine homers and 30 RBI over 251 at-bats.

Kevin Keirmaier back in lineup Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Rays outfielder Kevin Keirmaier is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, after leaving the previous night with a lower back injury. He is batting ninth and starting in right field for the game.  

Kevin Kiermaier exits game with lower back issues


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier left Monday's game against the Rangers because of lower back tightness. Manager Joe Maddon told reporters he may be able to play on Tuesday, per the Tampa Bay Times. Kiermaier is hitting .284 with nine homers and 29 RBI in 215 at-bats.

Kevin Kiermaier slugs ninth home run in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier went 1 for 4 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 7-3 victory over the A's Wednesday.

Kiermaier brought home the first run of the game on a second-inning groundout then popped a two-run home run to right field in his next at-bat. It was just his second home run since the beginning of July, and he's managed just three hits in 21 at-bats this month. Kiermaier owns a .288/.341/.517 line with nine home runs and 28 RBI in 205 at-bats.


Walks keeping Kevin Kiermaier valuable despite mini-slump


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Rays surprising rookie right fielder Kevin Kiermaier has cooled off a bit with the bat lately, but his eye at the plate has made up for it.

Kiermaier has just one hit in his last eight at-bats after an 11-for-18 tear, but has five walks in the last three games as his on-base percentage remains strong at .360. His eight home runs in 170 at-bats has resulted in a fine .553 slugging percentage this season.


Kevin Kiermaier stays hot atop lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Making his first start at the leadoff spot Saturday, Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier went 3 for 4 with one walk, one double and three RBI in his team's 10-3 win over the Blue Jays.

Kiermaier took over center field in the third inning Friday after an injury to regular leadoff man Desmond Jennings, and he found himself back in center and leading off Saturday. Now 8 for 11 in his last three games, Kiermaier has hit .310/.345/.581 with eight home runs and 24 RBI in 155 at-bats.


Kevin Kiermaier knocks a grand slam Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier blasted a grand slam Wednesday against the Royals.

With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Kiermaier stepped to the plate against Yordano Ventura. On the fifth pitch of the at-bat, Kiermaier hammered an 88 mph curveball out to right for the grand slam. He also added three singles during the game.

Kiermaier finished 4 for 4, with one run scored and four RBI.


Kevin Kiermaier cools off in the heat of July


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Rays rookie right fielder Kevin Kiermaier was due for a slow-down at the plate as torrid as he was in June - and that cooling-off period began on July 1.

Kiermaier has five hitless performances in seven games since the calendar turned. He is 4 for 27 during that time, though it must be noted that all four of those hits came in the last three games. His stat line is still strong at .286/.322/.557. He also has seven home runs and 17 RBI in 140 at-bats.


Kevin Kiermaier homers in third straight game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier might be one of the most dangerous hitters in the Tampa Bay lineup right now after he homered for the third straight game Monday at N.Y. Yankees. He also tied a season-best with three hits in a 4-3 win.

Kiermaier connected for his seventh home run when he led off the third inning with a solo shot off David Phelps. This is the most amount of home runs Kiermaier has had at any level in his pro career.

The rookie outfielder is batting .327 with a .373 on-base percentage, .624 slugging percentage and .996 OPS in his last 30 games. He has two triples, eight doubles, six home runs, 11 RBI and 11 runs in that span.


Kevin Kiermaier homers in triumph over Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Rays rookie right fielder Kevin Kiermaier achieved his first two-hit game since June 14 on Saturday in Baltimore. One of those hits was a two-run homer in the fourth that gave his team a 5-0 lead.

Kiermaier owns a four-game hitting streak and a fine .301/.2348/.563 stat line on the season.


Kevin Kiermaier trying to emerge from slump


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier contributed a sac fly and RBI bunt single during a 5-1 win Wednesday against the Pirates. He finished 1 for 3 with two strikeouts.

Kiermaier entered play Wednesday mired in a 9-for-40 slump in his previous 13 games, which dropped his season average from .362 to .299.


Kevin Kiermaier more of an AL-only option


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/6/2014) Kevin Kiermaier may be a defensive whiz, but if like most Fantasy owners, you care more about what he has to contribute offensively, you may want to steer clear of him on the waiver wire.

His three home runs so far are a complete anomaly. He never hit more than six in a minor-league season -- and that was in 508 at-bats. He did show some extra-base pop and runs fast enough to make the most of it, but he wasn't an especially consistent contact hitter in the minors and has so far struck out in about one-third of his at-bats in the majors.

His defense should keep him in the lineup with Wil Myers out, and if the Rays choose to take advantage of his speed, he could contribute a relevant number of stolen bases. But altogether, what he contributes should amount to nothing more than AL-only production.