• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Rays activate Asdrubal Cabrera; option Jake Elmore

    The Rays activated shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera after Monday's win over the Tigers, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Cabrera has been out since July 11 with a hamstring injury. To make room for Cabrera, the team optioned first baseman Jake Elmore to Triple-A. Prior to Monday's game, Elmore was hitting .206 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 141 at-bats.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rays to use Beckham, Elmore at shortstop with Cabrera sidelined

    With Rays starting shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on the disabled list due to a hamstring injury, manager Kevin Cash said Tim Beckham and Jake Elmore will split time at shortstop, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "There won't be a constant," Cash said. "We'll try to find what we view as the better matchup for each guy. They both do a lot of things well. "You look at Beck, he has the ability to hit the ball out of the ballpark and play good defense at short. You look at Jake as having the ability to be as consistent probably as anybody and be able to manufacture some things with a bunt, hit-and-run, stuff like that. "We're going to miss Cabby while he's down, but we like the two options going forward."

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Jake Elmore hits go-ahead homer for Rays

    Rays first baseman Jake Elmore broke a scoreless tie with a two-run home run in the fifth inning of Saturday's win over Boston. Elmore hit his second homer of the year and first since April 22, his first Rays gave of the season. "He seems to get some really big hits at important times," Rays manager Kevin Cash said, per MLB.com. Elmore went 1 for 3 and reached 15 RBI on the season. "You know what? When I hit it, I didn't even think home run," Elmore said. "I just thought, 'Please stay fair,' because I knew it was at least getting down. Then I was like, 'Oh, man, that might get out of here.' ... I was just worried about it staying fair."

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Scuffling Rays 1B Jake Elmore benched Friday

    A slump has landed Rays first baseman Jake Elmore on the bench Friday night against Boston. Elmore, who has started 12 of the last 13 games, is on a 1-for-18 slide that has dropped his average to .245, its lowest point since May 3.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Rays' Nick Franklin replaces Jake Elmore at first base

    Jake Elmore is not in the Rays lineup on Saturday. Elmore had started the previous eight games at first base. Nick Franklin gets the start ahead of Elmore. It's his fifth start of the year and the first since June 11.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rays' Jake Elmore leads off, Joey Butler bats third Sunday

    Rays third baseman Jake Elmore is batting leadoff on Sunday, while designated hitter Joey Butler is batting third in his team's matchup with the Mariners. It's the first time in each role for both players. Elmore has yet to bat higher than sixth in the lineup, but he'll lead off against Mariners lefty Mike Montgomery. Butler has been entrenched in the No. 2 spot in the lineup but will shift down with the team missing Evan Longoria for a second straight game. The Rays are road favorites (-129) in Seattle, per VegasInsider.com.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rays' Jake Elmore out of lineup Sunday

    Rays left fielder Jake Elmore is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles. It's Elmore's first time on the bench in the last six games, as he's made starts in left field and at second base and first base this week. He has hit .290/.333/.484 with one home run and seven RBI in 31 at-bats. The Rays are slight favorites (-107) in Baltimore on Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Jake Elmore drives in four runs for Rays

    Rays left fielder Jake Elmore, called up from Triple-A over the weekend, drove in four runs in Tuesday's loss to Seattle. "Any time I can help the team, it's always a good night from that perspective," Elmore said, per MLB.com. "That one stung, but it is just one of those nights. But obviously I walked away encouraged from being able to drive some people in." Elmore went 2 for 5 and has hit in four straight games. He's 4 for 7 since his most recent call-up. "Jake Elmore picked us up," manager Kevin Cash said. "We talked about getting the big hit, he provided two of them early. He's gotten some big hits. Obviously to get those big hits, you have to have guys on base, so you credit the guys that get on there for him, but he just puts together solid at-bats." Elmore's four RBI gave him seven on the year, matching a season best in four years in MLB.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rays recall Tim Beckham, Jake Elmore

    The Rays recalled infielder Tim Beckham and outfielder Jake Elmore from Triple-A Durham on Monday. Beckham was optioned to Triple-A after Friday's game. He returns to a .224/.266/.459 line with five home runs and 16 RBI in 85 at-bats. Beckham is starting at shortstop and batting fifth for the Rays on Monday. Elmore is 4 for 13 with one home run and three RBI with the Rays this season. He's starting in left field and batting sixth on Monday with Steven Souza out of the lineup. The Rays are favorites (-128) at home against the Mariners, per VegasInsider.com.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Rays announced pitching moves, other transactions Friday

    The Rays have transferred pitcher Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery) to the 60-day disabled list and placed pitcher Drew Smyly (left shoulder soreness) on 15-day DL retroactive to May 6, the team has announced. Pitcher Matt Andriese has been recalled from Triple-A and will start Saturday for Jake Odorizzi, who'll sit with flu-like symptoms. The Rays have also promoted from Triple-A Andrew Bellatti and optioned infielder Jake Elmore.