LF,CF - FA
Former Rays top prospect Desmond Jennings has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds. Zach Buchanan of the Enquirer reports Jennings will earn $1.5M if he makes the Opening Day roster.
With Billy Hamilton and Adam Duvall locking down two spots in the Reds outfield, Jennings would at best be platooning a corner outfield spot along with Scott Schebler. As it stands, his fantasy value will be very limited.
The Cincinnati Reds have signed free-agent OF Desmond Jennings.
Jennings only played in 65 games last season hitting .200 with seven home runs and 41 RBI. Jennings at best will be a 4th OF for the Reds and until further notice, baring injury, will have no relevance in fantasy baseball.
Desmond Jennings began his rehab assignment with the Rays' Single-A affiliate on Tuesday. He's been dealing with a hamstring injury over most of the month of July.
Jennings should be ready to rejoin the Rays in roughly a week assuming he doesn't experience a setback to his hamstring injury. Despite his pedigree, he wasn't very useful for fantasy purposes prior to his injury, posting an OPS of .638 over 193 at-bats.
The Rays have placed Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left hamstring. The move is retroactive to July 1.
The Rays didn't see the healing they were hoping for and ultimately decided to send Jennings to the DL. It's been a disappointing season for the former top prospect, as he's only managed an OPS of .638 over 193 at-bats.
Desmond Jennings took two walks and scored a run Friday night to help put the Rays past the Astros 4-3 at Tropicana Field in the first of a three-game weekend series.
Jennings value may have come up with injuries to Kevin Kiermaier and Brandon Guyer in the Tampa Bay outfield, although the struggles of Corey Dickerson only add to reasons Jennings will continue to see more playing time. Some beat writers have said Jennings has turned a corner, showing more power lately, but don't look for him to be owned in anything but the deepest of leagues.