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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: 10 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 10/4 | Average Draft Position: 242.06
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Rays 1B James Loney sits vs. left-hander on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/28/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Tigers. Loney is batting just .194 (7 for 36) against left-handers this season. So with southpaw David Price on the hill for the Tigers, Loney will start Tuesday's game on the bench.

Logan Forsythe will fill in at first base and hit cleanup on Tuesday, as Rays manager Kevin Cash has rid his lineup entirely of left-handed swingers. 


Rays 1B James Loney gets first day off since return from DL


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney is out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's series-finale against the Phillies. Loney had started each of the 15 games since returning from the disabled list, batting .204 with a homer and five RBI in that stretch.

Loney is just 6 for 32 against left-handers this season, so with the Rays set to square off against a southpaw on Wednesday, this is more than likely just a planned day off for the first baseman.

Jake Elmore will handle first base and bat seventh on Wednesday.


Rays 1B James Loney smacks solo home run in Game 1 of DH


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) In his fourth game back from the disabled list, Rays first baseman James Loney launched a solo home run in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals. Loney missed six weeks due to a fractured finger.

The home run, his third of the year, came in the second inning to give the Rays an early 2-0 lead, though they would lose the game 9-5 in walk-off fashion. Loney also hit a double in the game, and is 6 for 18 since returning from the DL. 


Rays 1B James Loney hits safely in first three games off DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) So far, so good for Rays first baseman James Loney in his return from a fractured middle left finger, which forced him to miss six weeks. He has hit safely in all three games since he returned to the lineup Friday.

Loney drove in two runs on a single in the first inning Sunday against the Yankees, giving Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead. They won the game 8-1.

He is batting .308 (4 for 13) with three RBI, two runs and two strikeouts since his activation from the disabled list.


Rays 1B James Loney back in lineup after six-week absence


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) It didn't take long for the Rays to get first baseman James Loney back into their lineup upon his activation. He is set to start and bat fifth Friday night against the Yankees.

Loney missed six weeks with a fractured middle left finger. He returns with a slash line of .275/.322/.376 and two home runs in 109 at-bats.


Rays reinstate 1B James Loney from 15-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) The Rays announced after Thursday's game against the Indians that first baseman James Loney was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. He has been sidelined since late May due to a fractured left middle finger.

Loney played two games on a rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte. He hit .429 (3 for 7) with two strikeouts.

"He's going to help [offensively], there's no doubt about that," Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said regarding Loney, per MLB.com. "We're excited to have him back. To be able to plug our first baseman that we anticipated being with us all year back in the lineup, that'll help."


Report: Rays 1B James Loney likely to come off DL on Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney (fractured left middle finger) will likely be activated off the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Yankees, according to The Tampa Tribune.

Loney has played two games on a rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte. He is batting .429 (3 for 7) with two strikeouts.


Rays' James Loney goes 1 for 4 in rehab game Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney began his rehab assignment at Class A on Tuesday and went 1 for 4 as the designated hitter. He also struck out twice.

Loney has been out since May 24 with a fractured left middle finger.


Rays 1B James Loney starting rehab assignment Tuesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney will begin his rehab assignment Tuesday night with Class A Charlotte, according to the Tampa Bay Tribune

Loney is on the disabled list with a fractured left middle finger. He will be Charlotte's designated hitter during the rehab start. 


Rays 1B James Loney (finger) nearing rehab assignment


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney is getting close to going out on a rehab assignment, according to MLB.com

Loney is on the disabled list with a fractured middle finger and was able to take batting practice on Monday. The rehab assignment, according to manager Kevin Cash, could begin as early as "in the next couple of days."


Rays' James Loney ahead of schedule in rehab


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Rays outfielder James Loney is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a broken finger, manager Kevin Cash said on Saturday. 

Loney fractured his left middle finger on May 24 and has been on the disabled list. Cash said Loney is on track to return before the All Star Break, per the Tampa Bay Times


Rays' James Loney plays catch, hits off tee for 1st time since injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney played catch and hit off a tee Wednesday for the first time since suffering a fractured left middle finger May 24, according to The Tampa Tribune.

Rays 1B James Loney set to field grounders, take dry swings


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney (finger) will field grounders Monday, according to The Tampa Tribune. He is scheduled for dry swings later in the week.

Rays 1B James Loney cleared to begin range-of-motion work


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney, who underwent a follow-up exam Wednesday, has been cleared to begin range-of-motion work, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Loney has been on the disabled list since late May due to a broken finger.

Rays 1B James Loney to have follow-up exam Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney, who is on the disabled list due to a fractured finger, will undergo a follow-up exam Wednesday, according to The Tampa Tribune. If all goes well, then he will begin hand exercises.

Rays' Cash provides updates on James Loney, Kirby Yates


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash provided brief updates Tuesday on the statuses of injured players James Loney and Kirby Yates. They were so brief that he decided to write them on a whiteboard, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Loney, who is on the 15-day disabled list due to a finger injury, is working out and rehabbing at his home. He is not expected back until late June at the earliest.

Yates, who is on the 15-day disabled list due to a pectoral injury, had his rehab assignment transferred from Class A Charlotte to Triple-A Durham. Yates allowed three runs (two earned) in two innings with Charlotte. He had two strikeouts and one walk.


Rays place James Loney (finger) on 15-day disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) The Rays placed first baseman James Loney on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a broken finger. Loney told the Tampa Bay Times that he would be out for 4-6 weeks with the injury. 

"That's a big blow," manager Kevin Cash said, per MLB.com. "That's a guy who hits right in the middle of our lineup. We know he is going to be down for some time, so we are going to have to call on some guys to fill that void."

Loney was removed from Sunday's game due to the injury, which was initially diagnosed as a sprain. He has hit .275/.322/.376 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 109 at-bats. Logan Forsythe is getting the start at first base on Monday with Loney sidelined.


Rays' James Loney, Asdrubal Cabrera suffer injuries on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday's game in the eighth inning after suffering a mild groin sprain, per the Tampa Bay Times.

First baseman James Loney suffered a sprained finger but was able to complete the game. 

"Just a little sore," Loney said. "We'll see."

Cabrera went 1 for 3 in the game and committed his second error of the season. Loney went 2 for 4 and stole his first base of the year. 

"I feel a little sore, but it's more tightness," Cabrera said. "I think I'll be all right in a couple days."

 


Rays 1B James Loney collects four hits, three RBI in win


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney went 4 for 5 at the plate in Tampa Bay's 11-3 win over the Twins on Sunday. 

Loney collected two RBI singles in the third and sixth inning before smacking a double to right in the ninth off of J.R. Graham, scoring another run. Loney boosted his average to .273 with 10 RBI in 88 at-bats this season.


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 first baseman James Loney cranks second home run of 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Rays first baseman James Loney went 1 for 3 at the plate in Tampa Bay's 4-2 loss to the Orioles on Sunday. 

Loney did his damage in the second inning when he blasted an 0-2 pitch from Wei-Yin Chen over the right field wall for a solo home run, his second of the year.

Loney, who also walked once and struck out once, boosted his average to .286 with six RBI in 35 at-bats.


Rays' James Loney hits homer on Friday after return from DL


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) James Loney returned from the disable list on Friday and hit his first home run, a two-run shot, since Sept. 9 in the Rays' victory over the Blue Jays.

"It's fun being back out there again," Loney said. "I'm just glad it's over." 

Loney's 15-day stint for a strained right oblique was his first-ever trip to the DL.


Rays activate James Loney, Drew Smyly from DL


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Rays removed first baseman James Loney and pitcher Drew Smyly from the 15-day disabled list Friday, according to the MLB.com transactions page.

Loney has been dealing with an oblique injury, while a shouler injury has kept Smyly sidelined. He is set to make his season debut Friday against the Blue Jays.

"He's worked really hard to get back here, he's chomping at the bit, and we have to be smart with him," Rays manager Kevin Cash said, per MLB Network Radio. "We'll be cautious."

Meanwhile, with Smyly and Loney no longer on the disabled list, the team sent Mike Mahtook and Allan Dykstra to their Triple-A affiliate.


Rays to activate Drew Smyly, James Loney Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) The Rays are set to activate pitcher Drew Smyly and first baseman James Loney from the 15-day disabled list Friday after optioning two players following Thursday's 2-1 win over the Red Sox.

Smyly will make his season debut against the Blue Jays on Friday after opening the season on the disabled list due to a shoulder injury suffered this spring.

"Last time I faced them, I had the best game I've played," Smyly said, per MLB.com. "But I'm sure they could hit quite a few home runs, too, if I'm a little bit off. They have a lot of power up and down the lineup. A lot of righties. They're a very, very dangerous lineup. But baseball's crazy, man. You never know what's going to happen. It could work out well, it could work out bad. You just have to go out there and compete. That's all there is to it."

Loney has been dealing with an oblique injury but was able to serve as the designated hitter in his rehab debut Thursday.