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Rays reliever Dusten Knight allowed a walk-off fielder's choice during Sunday's series finale against the Orioles. His final line included one unearned run, one walk, and one strikeout through 1 1/3 innings. He was hit with the loss as Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Baltimore by a score of 7-6 in 11 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Knight is 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and .214 OBA through 3 2/3 innings this season. Sunday marked his return to the majors after an impressive one-month stint at Triple-A. He can be left on waivers in all fantasy baseball leagues.

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Rays starter Corey Kluber allowed two runs, five hits, and two walks over three innings of work against the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. He struck out twice and finished with the no-decision. Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Baltimore by a score of 7-6 in 11 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Kluber is 1-2 with a 4.42 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and .275 OBA through eight starts this season. The starter has also posted 8.61 K/9 and 1.86 BB/9 this season. He should be rostered in most fantasy baseball leagues.

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Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles against the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. He also stole a base, drew a walk, struck out twice, and plated a run. Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Baltimore by a score of 7-6 in 11 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Arozarena is slashing .258/.310/.413 with four homers, 16 RBI, 11 walks, and 43 strikeouts. He has also stolen seven bases on 10 attempts. The young outfielder is a top fantasy option and has excelled to the tune of a 13-for-31 line over the course of his last eight games.

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Rays outfielder Brett Phillips went 3-for-3 with a double, two singles, and a walk against the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. He scored once and swiped two bags, but Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Baltimore by a score of 7-6 in 11 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips is slashing .229/.286/.422 with four homers, 10 RBI, six walks, 35 strikeouts, and six stolen bases this season. The outfielder has excelled as of late, going 10-for-21 with a pair of homers over the course of his last six games. He should be rostered in deeper fantasy baseball leagues.

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Rays second baseman Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Baltimore by a score of 7-6 in 11 innings went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer against the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. He also struck out once in the contest. Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Baltimore by a score of 7-6 in 11 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Paredes is slashing .242/.265/.545 with three homers, seven RBI, one walk, and six strikeouts through 12 games this season. He's not on the fantasy radar at the moment.

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Andrew Kittredge was placed on the 15-day IL on Sunday with a back injury. The move was retroactive to May 19th. (Source: Neil Solondz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kittredge has been battling back issues for several days and the pain in his back hasn't subsided. On the season, he has a 3.00 ERA and 0.78 WHIP, though as is often the case with Tampa Bay, he wasn't the sole closer for the team. It will likely be a full-blown committee until Kittredge returns, with J.P. Feyereisen, Brooks Raley, and Jason Adam likely to see save opportunities.

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Rays starter Jeffrey Springs allowed one hit and four walks over 5 2/3 scoreless innings of work against the Orioles on Saturday. He struck out seven batters and earned the win as Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Baltimore by a score of 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: Springs is now 2-1 with a 1.32 ERA, 0.80 WHP, and .163 OBA through 12 outings (four starts) this season. He has totaled 8.89 K/9 and 2.30 BB/9 and should only be rostered in the deepest fantasy leagues.

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Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier went 3-for-4 with a homer and two singles against the Orioles on Saturday. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Baltimore by a score of 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: Kiermaier is slashing .240/.283/.440 with five homers, 12 RBI, five walks, 30 strikeouts, and three walks. He has gone 9-for-14 with two homers over his last three games, increasing his value in deeper fantasy baseball formats.

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Yandy Diaz was removed from Saturday's game against the Orioles with a left shoulder strain. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Diaz is considered day-to-day and will be re-evaluated on Sunday. The veteran is slashing a respectable .282/.400/.385 and was actually having more success against righties than lefties this year, despite his history demonstrating the opposite. Fantasy managers relying on Diaz should wait for further word from the Rays on Sunday before dropping him.

Category: Injury Updates


Wander Franco admitted after Friday's game against the Orioles that he continues to feel tightness in his right quad and may not play on Saturday. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Franco didn't slide in the 13th inning on a play at the plate and was called out, and admitted that he felt his quad wasn't right on the play. He's been battling quad tightness on and off for a few weeks at this point, so an IL stint isn't out of the question. The Rays should hopefully provide some clarity this weekend.

Category: Injury Updates


Rays catcher Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer against the Orioles on Friday evening. He also struck out in the contest and was eventually replaced by Francisco Mejia behind the dish. Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Baltimore by a score of 8-6 in 13 innings.

Fantasy Impact: After a strong 2021, Zunino has taken a slight step back, slashing just .157/.202/.337 with four homers, 13 RBI, five walks, and 33 strikeouts this season. He is only worth rostering as a depth piece in the deepest fantasy baseball leagues.

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Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi went 0-for-6 with two strikeouts against the Orioles on Sunday. He also stranded three runners on the basepaths. Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Baltimore by a score of 8-6 in 13 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Choi is slashing .257/.360/.405 with two homers, 15 RBI, 12 walks, and 28 strikeouts this season. However, he has been in a bit of a rut as of late, going just 4-for-32 (.125) with 11 strikeouts in the month of May.

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Rays reliever Ralph Garza Jr. was charged with the loss after allowing a walk-off two-run homer against the Orioles on Friday evening. He lasted just 1/3 of an inning before Rougned Odor sent everyone home with a blast. Garza was hit with the loss as Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Baltimore by a score of 8-6 in 13 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Garza is now 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and .267 OBA through 8 1/3 innings of work this season. He can be left on waivers in all fantasy leagues.

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Rays reliever Jalen Beeks was used in an opener role against the Orioles on Friday evening. He allowed one walk and one hit while striking out one batter over two scoreless innings of work. Tampa Bay ultimately fell to Baltimore by a score of 8-6 in 13 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Beeks finished with the no-decision and now owns a 1.53 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and .167 OBA through 17 2/3 innings this season. He has also posted 9.17 K/9 and 2.55 BB/9.

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Manuel Margot is with the Rays in Baltimore, a sign he is close to ready to be activated. He is aiming for a return Tuesday from the IL. (Source: TB Times)

Fantasy Impact: Margot was placed on the 10-day IL with a right hamstring strain, last playing May 14th vs. the Blue Jays. This would be a quick stay on the IL if he does indeed return Tuesday, meaning the strain was likely minor. Margot is having the best start to a season in his career, hitting .348 with 21 RBI's in just 92 at-bats.

Category: Injury Updates


Rays pitcher Shane Baz is slated to pitch two innings Thursday at Triple-A Durham. (Source: Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: The plan is reportedly for the Rays righty to start with two innings and stretch it out from there. Baz has missed the first six weeks of the season following elbow surgery in March. He is on track for a mid-June return to Tampa Bay. Last season in his first three career starts, he posted a 2.03 ERA with a stellar 0.68 WHIP, with 18 K's over 13 1/3 innings.

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Rays starter Drew Rasmussen allowed zero runs, four hits, and zero walks over five innings of work against the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon. He also struck out seven batters and earned the win as Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Detroit by a score of 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: Rasmussen is now 4-1 with a 2.33 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and .189 OBA through eight starts this season. He has posted 7.91 K/9 and an impressive 1.86 BB/9. The 26-year-old right-hander should be rostered in most fantasy baseball leagues.

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Rays starter Shane McClanahan allowed just one run over seven innings of work against the Tigers on Tuesday. His final line included four hits, zero walks, seven strikeouts, and the win. Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Detroit by a score of 8-1.

Fantasy Impact: McClanahan is now 3-2 with a 2.33 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, and .181 OBA through eight games this season. All the while, he has managed to post a whopping 12.63 K/9 and just 1.94 BB/9. The hurler should be rostered in all dynasty and redraft leagues.

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Rays 2B Brandon Lowe has been diagnosed with a stress reaction in his lower back. He will be held out of baseball activities for three weeks and then be re-evaluated. (Source: Tricia Whitaker on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is tough news for Lowe, who could easily miss close to a month of time including rehab. Look for Vidal Brujan and Isaac Paredes to continue to hold down second base while Lowe is out.

Category: Injury Updates


Rays reliever Matt Wisler delivered 1 1/3 perfect innings of work against the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. He struck out a batter and earned the win as Tampa Bay ultimately defeated Toronto by a score of 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: Wisler is now 2-1 with a 2.04 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and .224 OBA through 15 outings (17 2/3 innings) this season. He has also posted 7.13 K/9 and 1.53 BB/9 thus far. The right-hander should be left on waivers in all fantasy baseball leagues.

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