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Kiermaier back, but Rays will exercise caution

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.
5 days ago

Rays 8/22/16 starting lineup, Kevin Kiermaier returns to the lineup, etc

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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5 days ago

Kiermaier, Franklin exit game early

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.
8 days ago

Kiermaier exits game in second inning

Kevin Kiermaier was taken out of the game against the Rangers on Friday night after the second inning.
8 days ago

Rays infielder drilled in head by bat (VIDEO)

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...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays infielder Nick Franklin hit in head by bat in on-deck circle

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...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Kiermaier’s Got a New Plan

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,...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How You’d Argue MVP Kevin Kiermaier If You Wanted To

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...
Via Fangraphs
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Kevin Kiermaier on His (Gold Glove) Defense

“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...
Via Fangraphs
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: Kevin Kiermaier Might Be Having the Best Defensive Season We Know Of

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...
Via Fangraphs
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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