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21 James Loney 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/235 | Birthdate: 5/7/1984 | Birthplace: Houston, TX | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Tampa Bay | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 67/51 | Average Draft Position: 246.39
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James Loney keys Tuesday win with three hits


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Consistent Rays first baseman James Loney continued to produce Wednesday in a victory over the host Yankees. He slammed three hits, including a solo homer in the first inning and run-scoring single in the third.

Loney, who was following up a four-hit performance Sunday, owns a solid stat line of .289/.337/.385 with nine home runs and 66 RBI.


James Loney goes deep Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Rays first baseman James Loney hit his seventh home run Tuesday against the Tigers.

Loney struck in the first inning. With two men on base, Loney took a 93 mph fastball from Max Scherzer out to right for a three-run shot. Loney would go on to single twice during the contest. He finished 3 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI. 


James Loney ends long power drought with homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Rays first baseman James Loney put together yet another multi-hit game Friday, his third in a row, in a win over the Yankees.

Loney went 2 for 4 in Friday's game and clubbed his first home run since July 1 in the 5-0 win. He also drove in a run with a fielder's choice earlier in the game, finishing with two RBI and one run scored.

Loney is 7 for 13 over the last three games, with five RBI, raising his season line to .289/.341/.378 in 463 at-bats. 


James Loney given break against left-hander


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) A matchup against Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada has Rays first baseman James Loney sitting on Thursday. Sean Rodriguez will man the position instead.

Loney, who is batting .254 against southpaws this season, has been on a tear at the plate with four multi-hit games in the last five. His seven-game hitting streak has sweetened his stat line to .292/.347/.381.


James Loney average production more pronounced lately


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Rays first baseman James Loney has gained a reputation for a lack of power production despite a strong average. He has done nothing to dispel that perception in recent weeks.

Loney has improved his average from .273 to .284 with 17 hits in his last 47 at-bats and four multi-hit games in the last five. But he has just two extra-base hits with no home runs since July 1 and four RBI since July 2.

He has, however, been more than serviceable this season with 47 RBI and 41 runs scored in 99 games.


James Loney drives in three in blowout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Rays first baseman James Loney drove in three runs in an 8-0 win over the Astros Saturday.

Loney opened the game with an RBI single in the first inning, and then closed it out with two more runs on an eighth-inning RBI. He finished the game 2 for 5 as the Rays ran away with it.

Loney has had trouble finding his power stroke this season, as he has just three home runs in 74 games. He is hitting .280/.338/.376 in 279 at-bats, with 36 RBI.


James Loney knocks second home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Rays first baseman James Loney went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in his team's 10-5 loss to the Blue Jays Monday.

After picking up his first RBI on a sacrifice fly in the third inning, Loney hit back-to-back home runs with Desmond Jennings in the top of the fifth inning to even the score at 5-5, but the Blue Jays rattled off four runs in the bottom of the inning and tack on one more in the sixth. Loney has hit .294/.354/.385 with two home runs and 28 RBI in 187 at-bats.


James Loney drives in two


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Rays first baseman James Loney drove in two Thursday against the Angels.

Loney stepped to the plate with two men in scoring position in the sixth inning. He worked a five-pitch at-bat from Tyler Skaggs before eventually stroking a single to right, driving in both runners. Loney also singled earlier in the game. He finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Hitters to sit in Week 7


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/10/2014) Frustrated with Aramis Ramirez yet? Wonder how much longer Colby Rasmus' power surge can last? Both are "sits" for me in Fantasy Week 7 (May 12-18), along with Welington Castillo, James Loney, Martin Prado and Jimmy Rollins.

Of course, whether or not you should actually sit them depends on what else is available to you. For additional context, check out the latest edition of Start and Sit Hitters.


James Loney falls into mini-slump


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) A hot streak has been followed by a cold streak for Rays first baseman James Loney.

Loney smacked 11 hits in 19 at-bats to start the month but has since gone 1 for 13. His average, however, remains high at .314. He is on pace to compile rather unusual power numbers - five home runs and 88 RBI.

His ability to make consistent contact makes him unlikely to fall into extended slumps. He has fanned just 12 times in 121 at-bats.


James Loney goes from cold to hot in another tear


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Rays first baseman James Loney has emerged from a 0-for-9 mini-slump to return to the raking he has done pretty much all year.

Loney slammed three singles in a Friday win over the Yankees and is 8 for 15 in his last four games. He has again raised his batting average above .300.

He has 10 doubles and one homer among his 34 hits and boasts a stat line on the season of .327/.403/.452.


James Loney remains on roll for Rays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Rays first baseman James Loney has continued to prove himself to be one of the most consistent producers in the sport by hitting safely in 10 of his last 11 games. He has been particularly hot lately with six multi-hit games since April 14, during which time he has 15 hits in 41 at-bats.

Loney has remained on a steady pace for several seasons. He posted batting averages between .294 and .302 in each of the last three years and is now at .299 with 14 RBI and just six strikeouts in 77 at-bats.


James Loney plates four in win over Yankees


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Rays first baseman James Loney came up big at the plate Friday night against the Yankees.

Loney doubled in two runs in the fourth off starter Hidoki Kuroda and singled two more runs in the seventh off reliever Adam Warren to give his team the lead for good. He was also plunked eighth and finished 2 for 4 with four RBI in an 11-5 victory. He is hitting .235/.322/.392 with one home run and nine RBI in 51 at-bats to start the season.

James Loney homers in 1-0 win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Rays first baseman James Loney provided the sole offense in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Reds, going 1 for 4 with a second-inning home run.

Loney's first home run of the season coupled with brilliant pitching by Alex Cobb delivered a win to the Rays Saturday, but Loney is still looking to get going at the plate. He has hit just .184/.273/.316 in 38 at-bats this season.


James Loney out of lineup Friday against lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Rays first baseman James Loney will sit Friday for the first time this season. He has been given a day off against Texas left-hander Joe Saunders.

Loney has slumped a bit to start 2014. He has just one hit in his last 10 at-bats and has yet to produce an extra-base hit.


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.

James Loney blast adds to fine spring


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) First baseman James Loney revived his career last season after a poor 2013. He has taken that momentum and run with it for the Rays this spring.

He continued to pound the baseball Saturday against Baltimore with a two-run homer in the first inning off Ubaldo Jimenez. His 1-for-3 performance actually lowered his batting average to .424.


Brewers made run at signing James Loney


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2014) Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said his team made a run at signing first baseman James Loney, who opted instead to re-sign with the Rays for three years and $21 million.

"We knew if he had the same deal he was probably going to go back to Tampa," Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Justin Morneau had already signed with Colorado. Other than that, the list wasn't very good. It's one of those years where the position we needed, there were fewer opportunities to get someone."


James Loney officially signs three-year deal with Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2014) The Rays have officially signed first baseman James Loney to a three-year, $21-million contract. He hit .299/.348/.430 with 13 home runs and 75 RBI in 549 at-bats with the Rays last season.

Loney took a physical in December after agreeing to the deal, but the team didn't make the official announcement until after the calendar turned to 2014.


James Loney taking physical


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) Rays first baseman James Loney is in town to take a physical Tuesday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Loney signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the club, but the move has not been officially announced since he has yet to take his physical. If Loney passes the physical, the move should be announced this week. Loney hit .299/.348/.430 with the club last year.


Report: James Loney to stay with Tampa Bay


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) The Rays have come to terms on a three-year, $21 million deal with first baseman James Loney, according to FOX Sports. Loney, 29, hit .299/.348/.430 with 13 home runs and 75 RBI in 549 at-bats with the Rays last season.

Brewers, Rays, Pirates, Astros interested in James Loney


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2013) The market for free-agent James Loney is looking good after the Mariners acquired two potential first baseman Wednesday, with the Brewers, Rays, Pirates and Astros having interest in Loney, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

Loney, 29, hit .299/.348/.430 with 13 home runs and 75 RBI in 549 at-bats with the Rays last season.


Pirates talking to James Loney


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) The Pirates are talking to first baseman James Loney, according to ESPN.

The two sides had been in contact earlier in the offseason, but nothing got done. They have reportedly re-kindled those talks at the winter meetings. Loney hit .299/.348/.430 in 549 at-bats. 


James Loney too pricey for Rays for now


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/8/2013) The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are still interested in re-signing first baseman James Loney, but they are not likely to meet his current asking price of a three-year deal worth $27 million.

Previous reports indicated that the Rays have competition over signing Loney, as the Pirates have made him as their top choice among their targeted first basemen.


Pirates sizing up first base candidates


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/4/2013) ESPN.com reports that the Pirates are targeting free agent James Loney as their preferred choice to replace departed Justin Morneau as their starting first baseman.

The Pirates have also looked into trades for the Blue Jays' Adam Lind and the Rangers' Mitch Moreland.