Tampa Bay Rays

AL East

Matt Duffy went 2-for-4 and hit his first home run of the season in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays by a 4-1 score.

Fantasy Impact: Duffy has had another injury-filled year as the veteran infielder has not played a full season since 2015 when he played in 149 games with the Giants. Duffy is now hitting .255/.343/.331 on the season.

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Ryan Yarbrough allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: After bouncing between the bullpen and the rotation it looks like Yarbrough has solidified his role as a starter for the Rays. The 27-year-old finishes with an 11-6 record with a 4.13 ERA over 140 2/3 innings.

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Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Charlie Morton will start Wednesday's American League Wild Card game versus the Athletics. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: This doesn't come as a surprise as Morton has been Tampa Bay's most consistent starting pitcher this year. The 35-year-old went 16-6 with a 3.05 ERA and 240 strikeouts in 194 2/3 innings. The A's have yet to name their starter.


Joey Wendle went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored a run as the Blue Jays beat the Rays by a 6-2 score on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Wendle has been a disappointment this season as the veteran infielder has been dealing with injuries and has struggled at the plate. Wendle is hitting .234 with three home runs and 19 RBI over 73 games.

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Yandy Diaz (foot) will play in an instructional league game Saturday with the goal of being activated from the 60-day injured list Sunday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. (Source: Juan Toribio on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is good news for fantasy owners as Diaz has made a quicker-than-expected recovery from a fractured foot, as the expectation had been that he wouldn't return this season. Keep an eye on updates to see if Diaz does indeed make it back on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Nate Lowe went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored Friday against the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Lowe has been solid in his opportunities in the majors this season as he has had a few trips up from the minors. Overall the rookie is hitting .272 with seven home runs, 18 RBI and 24 runs scored over 48 games.

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Tommy Pham went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Friday’s 6-2 win over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Pham has had another solid year contributing across the board stats for fantasy owners. On the season the veteran outfielder is hitting .273 with a .367 on-base percentage, 21 homers, 68 RBI, 23 steals, and 76 runs scored over 144 games.

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Austin Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's win over Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: Meadows has had a break out first full season in the majors with the Rays. The 24-year-old outfielder is hitting .293 with 33 homers, 89 RBI and 12 stolen bases over 137 games in 2019. Meadows will be drafted high in 2020 fantasy drafts.

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Tyler Glasnow walked two batters and struck out four over 4 1/3 scoreless innings Friday night against the Blue Jays. He didn't factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Glasnow has not given up a run in his last three outings spanning 10 1/3 innings. Overall the 26-year-old righty has a 1.78 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with a 76:14 K:BB over 60 2/3 innings this season.

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Eric Sogard (foot) remains very likely to be sidelined through the Rays' final three regular-season games this coming weekend, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sogard hurt his foot from a foul tip on September 6 and has had issues ever since. It looks like the veteran infielder is done for the regular season but could see action in the postseason if he is ready to go next week.

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Ji-Man Choi had X-rays on his foot come back negative after leaving Wednesday's win over the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Choi fouled a ball off his foot during the ninth inning and remained in the game to finish the at-bat, but he did not retake the field for the bottom of the frame. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates for when Choi will be back on the field.

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Kevin Kiermaier went 1-for-4 and hit a solo home run on Tuesday as the Rays beat the Yankees by a 2-1 score.

Fantasy Impact: Kiermaier is hitting just .227 with a .276 on-base percentage. But the veteran outfielder has put up some solid counting numbers for fantasy owners with 14 home runs, 55 RBI, 60 runs and 19 stolen bases on the year.

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Yonny Chirinos gave up one run on one hit and zero walks over three innings Tuesday against the Yankees. He did not factor in the decision.

Fantasy Impact: This was just the second appearance for Chirinos who was activated off the IL on Monday. The 25-year-old pitcher has a 9-5 record with a 3.65 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 112 strikeouts in 127 1/3 innings on the year.

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Blake Snell allowed one run on two hits and three walks while striking out three through 1 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Snell struggled with his command on Monday as he walked three and threw just 29 of his 52 pitches for strikes. The Rays are getting Snell ready for the postseason and will start him one more time on Sunday against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

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Avisail Garcia (illness) is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox according to Juan Toribio of The Athletic. (Source: Juan Toribio on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rays manager Kevin Cash said Avisail Garcia is available off the bench today. Garcia says he's been dealing with vertigo but is starting to feel better. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates concerning the veteran outfielder.

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Rays activated 2B/OF Brandon Lowe from the 60-day injured list and will immediately return to the lineup. (Source: Rays on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Manager Kevin Cash announced exactly a month ago that Lowe was done for the season with a strained left quad, but Lowe managed to work his way back more quickly than expected and will look to give the club a boost in the final week. Lowe is slated to bat fifth on Sunday and start at second base in his first major-league game action since July 2.

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Willy Adames went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Rays beat the Red Sox by a 5-4 score on Saturday in a game that went 13 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Adames hit his solo shot in the seventh inning but struck out in each of his three other plate appearances. The 24-year-old shortstop sits with 19 home runs, 49 RBI and four stolen bases over 146 games this season for Tampa Bay.

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Emilio Pagan blew the save after surrendering two runs on two hits while striking out one over one inning Friday against the Red Sox as the Rays eventually won in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Pagan has secured the closer role and despite blowing the lead on Friday should continue in the job for the Rays. On the season the veteran reliever has a 2.43 ERA and 0.83 WHIP with 92 strikeouts over 66 2/3 innings this year.

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Pete Fairbanks gave up one run (no earned) on two hits and no walks while striking out one through one inning to record his second save in an 8-7 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Fairbanks came into the game in the 11th inning with a two-run lead as the Rays had already used nine pitchers including closer Emilio Pagan. Overall, the 25-year-old has a 7.94 ERA with a 1.82 WHIP through 17 games this season and probably won't see another save opportunity.

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Brendan McKay gave up three runs on three hits with a walk and three strikeouts over four innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: McKay now has a 5.40 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 53/15 K/BB ratio across 46 2/3 innings (11 starts) in his first season in the majors. The rookie will have a tough matchup against the Yankees at home on Tuesday in his final start of the regular season.

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