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Rays place 1B James Loney on disabled list with broken finger

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have put first baseman James Loney on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left middle finger. Loney was hurt sliding while stealing third base in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against Oakland. The Rays recalled infielder Tim Beckham and infielder-outfielder Jake Elmore from Triple-A Durham before Monday night's game with Seattle...
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Tampa Bay Rays: Lonely fame for James Loney

James Loney (Photo credit: Chris O’Meara/AP) James Loney has been a pivotal piece of the Tampa Bay Rays puzzle since he joined the club in 2013. Despite his all-star presence in Tampa, it seems like Major League Baseball has forgotten about him. Baseball tends to forget about players who leave the limelight of its biggest markets for the smaller cities. It seems like this is the...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Why James Loney has been their best player so far

The Tampa Bay Rays have not had much to be happy with in the opening quarter of the 2014 season. They have suffered through key injuries and underperformances, which has caused them to play well below expectations. The Rays are 19-28, which puts them in last place in the AL East and second to last in the entire American League. The only team worse than the Rays in the AL is the Houston...
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Loney's single in 9th lifts Rays over Royals 1-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- James Loney hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Tuesday night. Rays starter Chris Archer wriggled out of two bases-loaded jams and went seven innings in an impressive pitchers' duel between top young arms. Royals rookie Yordano Ventura dazzled in his 2014 debut, holding Tampa Bay to...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

James Loney a complex persona, but Rays better for having him back

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- James Loney always has been an enigma with the Tampa Bay Rays. He can be a man of few words but one of many actions, his complexity an asset in his rise to become one of the game's best first basemen. He's "great in the clubhouse," as center fielder Desmond Jennings calls him, but he reveals little when notepads and cameras turn his way. He fits "right in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays, 1B James Loney finalize 3-year, $21 million deal

First baseman James Loney has finalized a $21 million, three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The deal announced Friday is the largest the budget-minded club has given a free agent since current ownership led by Stuart Sternberg took control after the 2005 season. Loney hit a team-leading .299 with 13 homers and 75 RBIs for the Rays last season, his first with Tampa Bay....
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

James Loney’s Contract With Rays Marks Largest Free-Agent Investment by Current Ownership Group

The Tampa Bay Rays typically don’t spend much money in free agency, so James Loney‘s contract is large by their standards. The Rays officially announced Friday that they have signed Loney to a three-year, $21 million deal. It is the largest free-agent investment made by the Rays since Stuart Sternberg‘s ownership group took over in 2005. News of an agreement between Loney and...
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Renewing Interest in James Loney

The Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly are engaged  in talks about signing free-agent first baseman James Loney.  Loney was thought to be the top target all along for Pittsburgh at first base, however there seems to be some difference on the financial framework of a potential deal. While Loney’s representatives are said to be looking for a three-year deal worth as much as $30 million...
Via Baseball News Source
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays targeting first baseman, James Loney may be too expensive

The Tampa Bay Rays are in the market for first base help, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin.Topkin's article details one of the team's main areas of focus this offseason: first base. The Rays reportedly are interested in retaining James Loney, who had a marvelous 2013 season that found him slashing .299/.348/.470/ with 13 home runs, 75 RBIs and 33 doubles. However, Loney...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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