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Tampa Bay Rays
Stadium: Tropicana Field | Manager: Joe Maddon

Depth Chart

 
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D. Jennings
B. Guyer
D. DeJesus
K. Kiermaier
D. Jennings
D. DeJesus
S. Souza
B. Guyer
M. Mahtook
E. Longoria
L. Forsythe
A. Cabrera
N. Franklin
Rotation
1. A. Cobb
2. C. Archer
3. J. Odorizzi
4. D. Smyly
5. N. Karns
6. M. Montgomery
7. M. Andriese
8. M. Moore
N. Franklin
L. Forsythe
A. Cabrera
J. Loney
J. Jaso
DH
J. Jaso
D. DeJesus
DL
A. Colome
R. Rivera
C. Casali
J. Jaso
  Bullpen
K. Jepsen (CL)
B. Boxberger
G. Balfour
E. Frieri
K. Yates
J. Beliveau
B. Gomes
C. Riefenhauser
S. Geltz
J. McGee
Last Updated: 03/24/2015
 
player is injured   news about this player  
 
Last Five Games
9/28 vs. CLE
B. GuyerLF
W. MyersRF
E. Longoria3B
L. Forsythe2B
S. Rodriguez1B
J. LoneyDH
N. FranklinSS
J. MolinaC
K. KiermaierCF
 
9/27 vs. CLE
B. ZobristCF
D. DeJesusDH
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
W. MyersRF
N. FranklinSS
M. JoyceLF
R. HaniganC
L. Forsythe2B
 
9/26 vs. CLE
B. Zobrist2B
D. DeJesusDH
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
N. FranklinSS
M. JoyceRF
B. GuyerLF
K. KiermaierCF
R. HaniganC
 
9/25 vs. BOS
B. ZobristSS
D. DeJesusDH
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
W. MyersRF
N. Franklin2B
M. JoyceLF
R. HaniganC
K. KiermaierCF
 
9/24 vs. BOS
B. ZobristDH
K. KiermaierCF
E. Longoria3B
W. MyersRF
N. Franklin2B
L. ForsytheSS
B. GuyerLF
S. Rodriguez1B
C. CasaliC

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
B. Zobrist2B.2721052
D. JenningsCF.2441036
M. JoyceLF.254952
E. Longoria3B.2532291
J. Loney1B.290969
W. MyersRF.222635
D. DeJesusDH.248619
Y. EscobarSS.258739
R. HaniganC.218534
 
Notes
  • 127 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 5 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
B. Zobrist2B
D. JenningsCF
M. JoyceLF
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
W. MyersRF
D. DeJesusDH
Y. EscobarSS
J. MolinaC
3 Game(s)
D. JenningsCF
K. KiermaierRF
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
B. Zobrist2B
D. DeJesusDH
M. JoyceLF
Y. EscobarSS
R. HaniganC
3 Game(s)
D. JenningsCF
B. Zobrist2B
M. JoyceLF
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
W. MyersDH
Y. EscobarSS
C. CasaliC
K. KiermaierRF
3 Game(s)
D. JenningsCF
K. KiermaierRF
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
B. Zobrist2B
D. DeJesusDH
M. JoyceLF
Y. EscobarSS
J. MolinaC
2 Game(s)
B. ZobristSS
D. DeJesusDH
E. Longoria3B
J. Loney1B
W. MyersRF
N. Franklin2B
M. JoyceLF
R. HaniganC
K. KiermaierCF

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brandon Gomes, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2234.03.71024
 
News
The Rays reassigned pitchers Everett Teaford and Brandon Gomes to minor-league camp along with six other players, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Teaford and Gomes were in the mix for spots on the 25-man roster before being reassigned. The team also cut catcher Mayo Acosta, outfielders Corey Brown and Joey Butler and pitchers Jhan Marinez, Jim Miller and Jordan Norberto.

Matt Moore, #55
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
0210.02.7056
 
Injuries
Elbow - Out until at least early June (Updated - 12/10/14)
James Loney, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
155.290599694
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 150, DH - 1
Curt Casali, #59
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
30.16710030
 
Position Breakdown
C - 29, DH - 1
News
In the final week of spring training, Rays manager Kevin Cash still isn't sure who his backup catcher will be. 

Curt Casali and Bobby Wilson are the two candidates for the job. 

"I think both guys have had good camps," Cash said, per MLB.com. "They've shown what they need to show. And we've kind of anticipated that that would happen. So there are going to be some discussions and decisions that have to be made.

Casali is hitting .208 this spring. 

"I know he's been continuing to work," Cash said, although he'd like to see him "drive the ball a little more." 

Wilson is hitting .143. 

"We knew Bobby," Cash said. "A little more of a track record, history at the Major League level. I think that helps."

Kevin Jepsen, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0265.02.63275
 
Alex Colome, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2023.22.661013
 
Injuries
Illness - 15-day DL. Out until at last early April (Updated - 3/28/15)
News
Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters that pitchers Alex Colome (illness) will throw a live batting practice on Friday, while Drew Smyly (shoulder) will face live hitters Wednesday and Saturday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Chris Archer, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
109194.23.3372173
 
Brad Boxberger, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5264.22.372104
 
News
Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger is expected to fill in to the closer role for at least the first month of the season while Jake McGee recovers from elbow surgery, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

"He will be in a lot of meaningful situations," manager Kevin Cash said. "With some other guys, but for what Box did last year and the confidence we have in him, I would definitely anticipate him pitching in those leverage situations."

Matt Andriese
No Stats Available
News
Rays starting pitcher Matt Andriese had his worst outing of the spring Monday against the Orioles in likely what was his last start before Tampa Bay finalizes its rotation plans.

However, manager Kevin Cash said he is not going to base his decision after one bad outing from Andriese, who is 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA in six spring outings (four starts).

“I don’t think it hurts. I don’t think it factors in too much,” Cash said, per The Tampa Tribune. “He’s had a good spring. If we’re judging on one start, one bad outing, that’s not fair to the guy."

Andriese allowed five runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks in three innings Monday. Although, Cash assigned some of the blame to the Rays defense.

“We didn’t make some plays we know we should make,” Cash said. “We definitely didn’t help him by any stretch. He did fall behind some guys, so that doesn’t help the cause.”

Evan Longoria, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
162.2538322915
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 155, DH - 8
Jeff Beliveau, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0024.02.63128
 
Drew Smyly, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
910153.03.2442133
 
Injuries
Shoulder - Expected to be placed on 15-day DL (Updated - 3/30/15)
News
Rays starting pitcher Drew Smyly emerged from his bullpen session Sunday without any issues, so he is now scheduled to throw batting practice Wednesday and Saturday before he starts throwing in rehab games, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Manager Kevin Cash said Smyly's return to the rotation depends on whether the teams want to stretch him out to 75 or 105 pitches, per The Tampa Tribune. Smyly is targeting an April return.

Desmond Jennings, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
123.24464103615
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 118, DH - 3
Kevin Kiermaier, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
108.2633510355
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 108, DH - 1
Mike Montgomery, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
News
The Mariners have traded pitcher Erasmo Ramirez to the Rays in exchange for pitcher Mike Montgomery, the teams announced.

Ramirez posted a 1-2 record with a 6.23 ERA and seven strikeouts in five spring training appearances while Montgomery posted a 2.38 ERA with nine strikeouts in 11 1/3 innings pitched.

John Jaso, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
99.264429402
 
Grant Balfour, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2662.14.911257
 
News
Rays manager Kevin Cash reiterated that he won't name a closer for now, and will take a closer-by committee approach to start the season, per the Tampa Tribune on Wednesday.

"We're not going to name a closer," Cash said. "There's going to be guys that we'll lean on to pitch in those (high) leverage situations. It just doesn't make sense to me to come out and name a closer when the game can be on the line in the seventh and eighth inning."

Brad Boxberger, who saved two games last season, was deemed as the favorite by Cash earlier this spring to see the ball in the ninth while Jake McGee is sidelined with an elbow injury. Grant Balfour and Ernesto Frieri have combined for 152 out of 164 career saves on Tampa Bay's active roster.

Cash indicated that he will revisit his closer approach once McGee returns from injury.

"We'll revisit it," Cash said, "but it's too early to tell."

Jake Odorizzi, #23
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1113168.04.1359174
 
Alex Cobb, #53
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
109166.12.8747149
 
Injuries
Forearm - Out until at least early April (Updated - 3/31/15)
Jake McGee, #57
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5271.11.891990
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be placed on 15-day DL (Updated - 12/16/14)
News
Rays pitchers Alex Colome (illness), Jake McGee (elbow surgery) and Matt Moore (Tommy John surgery) were each able to throw bullpen sessions Tuesday as a part of their rehab, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

"(Colome) looks like he feels really good," manager Kevin Cash said. "It's exciting to see."

The trio has yet to see any action this spring as they recover from elbow injuries.

Logan Forsythe, #10
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
110.223326262
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, 2B - 74, SS - 2, 3B - 6, OF - 3, DH - 20
News
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."

David DeJesus, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
83.248246190
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 15, DH - 58
Kirby Yates, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0236.03.75142
 
Nick Franklin, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
28.1607162
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 12, SS - 10, 3B - 1, OF - 2, DH - 2
Injuries
Oblique - Expected to be placed on 15-day DL (Updated - 3/24/15)
Steven Geltz, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
018.13.24014
 
Steven Souza, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
21.1302220
 
Rene Rivera, #44
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
103.2522711440
 
Brandon Guyer, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
97.266373266
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 72, DH - 7
Nathan Karns, #51
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1112.04.50413
 
News
After being told on Friday that he would be the No. 3 starter in the pitching rotation for the Rays, pitcher Nathan Karns was roughed up on Saturday, per MLB.com.

"My command was a little bit off," Karns said. "I fell behind a lot and these guys took advantage of that when I was really trying to make pitches. They were able to have the count in their favor."

Karns gave up six runnings in only four innings pitched against the Red Sox. The 26-year-old has only pitched in 12 innings the last two seasons with the Rays and Nationals, posting a career ERA of 6.00 with 24 strikeouts and 10 walks.

C.J. Riefenhauser, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
005.18.4402
 
Ernesto Frieri, #29
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1441.27.341148
 
News
Rays manager Kevin Cash reiterated that he won't name a closer for now, and will take a closer-by committee approach to start the season, per the Tampa Tribune on Wednesday.

"We're not going to name a closer," Cash said. "There's going to be guys that we'll lean on to pitch in those (high) leverage situations. It just doesn't make sense to me to come out and name a closer when the game can be on the line in the seventh and eighth inning."

Brad Boxberger, who saved two games last season, was deemed as the favorite by Cash earlier this spring to see the ball in the ninth while Jake McGee is sidelined with an elbow injury. Grant Balfour and Ernesto Frieri have combined for 152 out of 164 career saves on Tampa Bay's active roster.

Cash indicated that he will revisit his closer approach once McGee returns from injury.

"We'll revisit it," Cash said, "but it's too early to tell."

Mikie Mahtook
No Stats Available
Asdrubal Cabrera, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
146.24174146110