Kevin Kiermaier rejoined the Rays' starting lineup Monday after a two-day absence, but Tampa Bay is going to be cautious with its Gold Glove Award-winning center fielder.
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Former ace, meet future ace. (Photo Credit: Tampa Bay Rays) Rays 8/22/16 Starting Lineup Forsythe 2B Kiermaier CF Longoria 3B Miller 1B Duffy SS Beckham DH Souza Jr. RF Mahtook LF Maile C Snell LHP Noteworthiness — Aftet snapping an 0-for-29 with a walk in his final plate appearance Sunday afternoon, Mikie Mahtook took early batting practice today. — Kevin Kiermaier returns...
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Kevin Kiermaier was taken out of the game against the Rangers on Friday night with left hip tightness. The Rays have yet to announce a reason for Nick Franklin's departure.
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Kevin Kiermaier was taken out of the game against the Rangers on Friday night after the second inning.
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A scary moment took place on Wednesday when Rays infielder Nick Franklin got hit in the head by a swinging bat while standing in the on-deck circle. Teammate Kevin Kiermaier was beginning to warm up, so he began swinging the bat around. Unfortunately, he had no idea that Franklin was near, and he hit the infielder in the head with his backswing. Franklin, somehow, remained in the...
The on-deck circle can be a weird, bizarre and somewhat dangerous place, and it certainly was that for Rays infielder Nick Franklin on Wednesday afternoon. In the bottom of the first, Franklin went down to pick something up. Teammate Kevin Kiermaier, not realizing that Franklin was there, continued to take warm-up cuts anyway, and hit his teammate in the head. Franklin stayed...
Kevin Kiermaier missed a good chunk of the season after breaking his glove hand in late May, and that’s a shame, because when Kiermaier is in the field, he’s among the most exciting players in baseball. Kiermaier is must-see television with a glove in his hand. Decidedly less so at the plate. He’s been roughly a league-average hitter through 1,100 career plate appearances,...
Kevin Kiermaier is not going to be voted American League Most Valuable Player. I personally would not vote for Kevin Kiermaier as American League Most Valuable Player. He’ll be on zero radars, and that’s perfectly fine. Other players will be more deserving — I just want to quickly expand on something that came up during my chat last Friday. Let’s say you really really really...
“I had a good year last year, but this year I wanted to separate myself,” Kevin Kiermaier told me in August before a game with the Athletics. And separate himself he did, since he just won a Gold Glove after leading all defensive players in the SABR Defensive Index rankings, UZR/150, and Defensive Runs Saved. We talked about how he honed his craft on the way to the defensive...
Just in case, let’s get this out of the way early: Kevin Kiermaier is the Rays’ center fielder. You probably already knew that, but you can never be too safe. Kiermaier is considered by everyone to be something of a defensive whiz. They say you’re supposed to open with a joke. Here’s a funny picture that proves even a defensive whiz can end up in a humiliating screenshot...
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