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Kevin Kiermaier is unlikely to be traded despite being shopped earlier this offseason. MLB Network's Jon Heyman mentioned that the Rays love his presence in the clubhouse and his glove in centerfield.
The three-time gold glove winner struggled in 2020, slashing .217/.321/.362 with three home runs, 22 RBI, and eight stolen bases over 138 at-bats. Kiermaier is scheduled to make $11.5 million in 2021 and that appears to be a price the Rays are willing to pay at this point.
Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier could be a trade candidate this offseason.
Kiermaier is scheduled to make $11.5 million in 2021, which could prove steep for the cash-strapped Rays. Still a defensive wizard, Kiermaier hit just .217/.321/.362 during the shortened 2020 campaign.
Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run scored during Saturday's 8-7 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the World Series.
Kiermaier took Pedro Baez deep in the seventh inning to tie the game 7-7. It was his second long ball of the World Series. He then later hit a singled off Kenley Jansen in the bottom of the ninth, and scored the game-tying run on a Brett Phillips' walk-off RBI single. Kiemaier is hitting .224 (11-for-49) with three home runs, seven RBI, seven runs over 16 games this postseason.
Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and two RBI during Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series.
Kiermaier took Clayton Kershaw deep in the fifth inning to put the Rays on the scoreboard. It was only run the Rays' offense was able to muster up against Kershaw. He has been dealing with a sore wrist, but was deemed "good to go" for the World Series. Kiermaier is hitting .231 (9-for-39) with two home runs, six RBI and five runs scored over 14 games this postseason.
Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier (wrist) says he's "good to go" for the World Series, which begins on Tuesday.
Kiermaier didn't start any of Games 4-6 in the ALCS but was in the lineup for Game 7. He was hit by a pitch on the wrist in Game 3, but he's apparently feeling better.