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Mike Zunino went 2-for-4 with a double and scored a run on Tuesday as the Rays lost to the Blue Jays by a 4-2 score.

Fantasy Impact: Zunino is hitting just .213 on the season but has put up some strong power numbers with 31 home runs, 59 RBI, and 59 runs scored over 103 games. The veteran catcher is worth rostering in 12-14 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

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Brandon Lowe went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI as the Rays lost to the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Lowe is hitting just .236 on the season but is contributing some nice counting stats for fantasy managers. The 27-year-old second baseman has 34 homers, 86 RBI, 89 runs scored and seven stolen bases.

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Drew Rasmussen pitched five innings, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Rassmussen has looked great since joining the rotation on August 12th and has a 1.69 ERA and 0.84 WHIP over 32 innings. Overall the 26-year-old right-hander has a 3.04 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 71/25 K/BB ratio over 71 innings in 34 appearances (eight starts) between the Brewers and Rays.

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Joey Wendle went 1-for-3 with a home run, was hit by a pitch, and scored two runs in the win over the Blue Jays by a 6-4 score.

Fantasy Impact: Wendle has been seeing more time in the lineup with Wander Franco on the injured list. Franco is due to come back at the end of the week which will cut into Wendle's playing time. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on updates.

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Kevin Kiermaier went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in a victory on Monday over the Blue Jays by a 6-4 score.

Fantasy Impact: Kiermaier was back in the lineup on Monday after landing on the COVID-19 list on Saturday but was able to return. The 30-year-old outfielder is having a solid September hitting .333 with a .385 on-base percentage and seven runs scored over 16 games.

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Dietrich Enns got the final out on Monday night to pick up a save in the win against the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Enns continues to be used in a variety of roles for the Rays this season and on Monday was utilized to close out the game. The 30-year-old lefty is 2-0 on the season with two saves, 3.10 ERA, and 23 strikeouts over 20 1/3 innings.

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Shane Baz gave up two runs on two hits with no walks and five strikeouts in five innings to pick the win on Monday in a 6-4 victory for the Rays over the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Baz made his MLB debut on Monday and looked great on the mound for the Rays. The 22-year-old right-hander is considered one of the best prospects in baseball and should be rostered in most leagues. Baz is tentatively scheduled to face the Astros next week in his next matchup.

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The Rays placed RHP Andrew Kittredge on the 10-day IL due to neck tightness. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move is being made retroactive to September 18th. Kittredge has been the team's best reliever this season and has handle a large majority of the save chances as of late. The Rays will likely use a closer-by-committee down the stretch.

Category: Injury Updates


Rays manager Kevin Cash says SS Wander Franco (hamstring) could return on Friday. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Franco will play in minor league rehab games on Wednesday and Thursday. If all goes well it sounds as if fantasy managers will have the star shortstop back this weekend.

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Shane McClanahan allowed one run on two hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over five innings on Sunday in a loss to the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: McClanahan was activated off the 10-day injured list to start Sunday after dealing with back issues. The 24-year-old rookie left-hander is now 9-6 on the season with a 3.51 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 135/36 K/BB ratio across 115 1/3 innings (23 starts).

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Manuel Margot went 3-for-3 with a walk, double, and scored two runs on Saturday as the Rays lost to the Tigers by a 4-3 score.

Fantasy Impact: Margot is now hitting .260 on the season with 10 home runs, 56 RBI, 51 runs scored, and 13 stolen bases over 430 plate appearances. The 26-year-old outfielder is worth rostering in deeper fantasy leagues for his speed and power combination.

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Ryan Yarbrough allowed four runs on five hits with no walk and four strikeouts over six innings on Saturday to take the loss as the Rays fell to the Tigers by a 4-3 score.

Fantasy Impact: Yarbrough was not as bad as his last two appearances when he gave up seven runs in each of them and over his last five outings has a 9.74 ERA and 22 runs over 20 1/3 innings. Yarbrough will look to bounce back when he faces the Marlins in his next matchup.

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Brett Phillips went 1-for-5 with a walk-off three-run homer in Friday's 7-4 win over Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Phillips has been providing some power with three homers and seven RBI over the last five games. The 27-year-old outfielder is now hitting .214 with 13 home runs, 42 RBI, and 14 stolen bases on the season.

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Randy Arozarena went 1-for-3 with a double and drove in a run on Saturday as the Rays beat the Tigers by a 7-4 score.

Fantasy Impact: Arozarena was just 1-for-17 with seven strikeouts over his previous five games going into Friday. The 26-year-old outfielder can be streaky and is now hitting .271 with 19 home runs, 65 RBI, 87 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases on the season.

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Austin Meadows went 0-for-3 with a walk, stole a base, and drove in a run in the win over the Tigers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: The 26-year-old outfielder now has 100 RBI on the season to go with 25 home runs, 74 runs scored and four stolen bases over 132 games this season. Meadows should be rostered in all 12 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

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Nelson Cruz (forearm) was out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (Source: Marc Topkin on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cruz was hit by a pitch during Thursday's game, but X-rays came back negative and he was merely diagnosed with a right forearm contusion. The veteran slugger should return to action on Saturday.

Category: Injury Updates


Luis Patino allowed four runs on six hits and a walk over six innings in Friday's win over Detroit. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Patino has struggled over his last three starts as he has allowed 10 runs over 13 innings. Overall the 21-year-old righty has a 4.73 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 69/28 K/BB ratio over 70 1/3 innings on the season.

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Yandy Diaz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in a 5-2 win against the Tigers on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz is now hitting .256 with a .357 on-base percentage, 57 runs scored, 11 homers, and 53 RBI across 496 plate appearances this season. The 30-year-old first baseman is worth rostering in AL-only formats and deeper fantasy formats.

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Vidal Brujan went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored, and two stolen bases during Wednesday's game for Triple-A Durham.

Fantasy Impact: The two steals give Brujan 40 for the season. He has done this while hitting .273/.357/.460 with 11 homers as well. Seven of those homers came in May, so the power hasn't lasted all year long. Still, Brujan's stolen base upside will be game-changing if/when he gets an everyday role with the Rays. He's a name to keep an eye on entering 2022.

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Michael Wacha took the loss Wednesday, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings as the Rays fell 6-3 to the Blue Jays. He struck out five.

Fantasy Impact: Wacha had looked good over his previous three starts allowing just four runs over 15 1/3 innings. The 30-year-old continues to be inconsistent and is now 3-5 on the season with a 5.56 ERA and 109:28 K:BB through 111 2/3 innings and is only worth rostering in deeper fantasy leagues.

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