In his sophomore season with the Rays, Kevin Kiermaier showed that the unexpected power outburst from 2014 -- 10 home runs in 331 at-bats -- was likely a fluke. He hit just as many homers in 535 at-bats, but Kiermaier used his speed to notch 12 triples, 21 infield hits and 18 stolen bases. Kiermaier offers just enough speed and power to be worth a late-round pick in standard mixed Rotisserie leagues. With a little more power, he could have value in similarly shallow points leagues, but aside from his brief home run binge in 2014, there is little evidence of Kiermaier developing more clout.
Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier will not play in Sunday's season finale after his back tightened up during Saturday's game, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports. While the severity of the injury isn't known at this time, it's unlikely Kiermaier suffered any sort of serious injury considering he was removed before his final at bat of the night. He should be plenty rested by the time spring training rolls around next year.
Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier went 2 for 4 Saturday with three runs scored, two RBI and his 10th home run of the season. It's his second home run in three games, and Kiermaier is now slashing a solid .284/.338/.446 in 74 September at-bats.
Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier went 2 for 3 with a solo homer and a walk against Boston on Thursday. He was also caught stealing, but still, that's two outstanding games in a row for Kiermaier since he sat out of Tuesday's lineup. He's 5 for 7 with a homer, two steals, an RBI and two runs in the last two games.
Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier in not in Tuesday's lineup. It looks like a routine day off for Kiermaier, as the Rays will go with Mikie Mahtook in center field versus Boston starter Henry Owens.
Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier is not in the lineup Friday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports. Just a routine night off for Kiermaier, who will be replaced by Mikie Mahtook in center field and who should get a prime opportunity batting second in the order against Orioles righty Tyler Wilson.
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