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Kiermaier back to old self after battling bug

Kevin Kiermaier had quite a rough experience battling some kind of virus over the weekend. He left the game early on Friday and Saturday, and did not start Sunday. The good news as the Rays begin this three-game series in Baltimore is that he is feeling more like his old self. Kiermaier was able to come in late in Sunday's game as a defensive replacement but is much improved today.
Via Rays.com
2 days ago

Kevin Kiermaier made arguably the catch of the year, and did so while sick

Tampa Bay Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier went all “Jordan Flu Game” on James McCann and the Detroit Tigers on Friday night at Tropicana Field.In the top of the second, McCann crushed an Alex Cobb offering to deep right-center field, and was robbed of extra bases on a ridiculous leaping catch at the wall by Kiermaier. This would’ve been a dinger-robbing catch in many parks...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kiermaier makes unreal grab despite illness

The legend of Kevin Kiermaier continues.
Via Rays.com
4 days ago

Kiermaier dazzles at the wall for superb grab

The legend of Kevin Kiermaier continues.
Via Rays.com
4 days ago

Rays outfielder Kiermaier completes 6-year, $53.5M contract

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) The drive from 31st-round draft choice to one of baseball's best defensive players paid off for Kevin Kiermaier. The Tampa Bay Rays rewarded their center fielder with a six-year, $53.5 million contract that ranks among the largest financial commitments the team has ever given a player. ''I can't say it's unbelievable because I've always dreamed of this...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Rays announce six-year extension for Kevin Kiermaier

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Defensive standout Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays have finalized a six-year, $53.6 million contract extension that keeps the centerfielder with the team through 2022. The deal announced Monday includes a club option for 2023 which -- including incentives -- could boost the value of the agreement to $66.15 million. The two-time AL Gold Glove winner...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Kiermaier finalizes 6-year, $53.5 million contract with Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Defensive standout Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays have finalized a six-year, $53.6 million contract extension that keeps the centerfielder with the team through 2022. The deal announced Monday includes a club option for 2023 which - including incentives - could boost the value of the agreement to $66.15 million. The two-time AL Gold Glove winner...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Rays nearing $50 million extension with CF Kiermaier

The Tampa Bay Rays have liked what they’ve gotten out of Kevin Kiermaier the past few seasons, so they’re trying to lock him up.The Tampa Bay Times reports that Kiermaier and the Rays are close to reaching agreement on a $50 million contract extension for the centerfielder that would be for six years.Kiermaier was already under team control with Tampa Bay through 2020, so this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Another Way Kevin Kiermaier Is Underrated

Kevin Kiermaier is underrated. How do I know? I guess I don’t know, but by and large, Kiermaier is not considered one of the best players in baseball. This despite having performed like one of the best players in baseball. The last three years, by WAR, Kiermaier has been as valuable as Robinson Cano, Andrew McCutchen, and Yoenis Cespedes, all while collecting far fewer plate appearances...
Via Fangraphs
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Kevin Kiermaier Not Catch a Fly Ball

How good is Kevin Kiermaier, defensively? Kevin Kiermaier is this good, defensively: Since 2003, 148 different players have played center field for at least 1,000 innings. Kiermaier leads all of them, so far, in UZR per 150 games. In case you’d like a second source, Kiermaier also leads all of them in DRS per 150 games. DRS actually likes him even more than UZR does. Obviously...
Via Fangraphs
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss
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