• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Rays dispatch Allan Dykstra to Triple-A Durham

    Two days after he was designated for assignment, first baseman Allan Dykstra has been outrighted to Triple-A Durham by the Rays. He had been demoted to make room for James Loney. The 27-year-old Dykstra managed just four hits in 31 at-bats during his brief tenure with Tampa Bay this year.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Rays call up Everett Teaford, DFA Allan Dykstra

    The Rays called up pitcher Everett Teaford from Triple-A Durham on Saturday. Teaford was 1-1 with a 4.20 ERA at Durham this season. He hasn't pitched in the Majors since he was with Kansas City in 2013. To make room on the roster for Teaford on the 40-man roster, the Rays designated first baseman Allan Dykstra for assignment. Dykstra hit .129 in 31 at bats for the Rays this season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Rays activate James Loney, Drew Smyly from DL

    The Rays removed first baseman James Loney and pitcher Drew Smyly from the 15-day disabled list Friday, according to the MLB.com transactions page. Loney has been dealing with an oblique injury, while a shouler injury has kept Smyly sidelined. He is set to make his season debut Friday against the Blue Jays. "He's worked really hard to get back here, he's chomping at the bit, and we have to be smart with him," Rays manager Kevin Cash said, per MLB Network Radio. "We'll be cautious." Meanwhile, with Smyly and Loney no longer on the disabled list, the team sent Mike Mahtook and Allan Dykstra to their Triple-A affiliate.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rays option Allan Dykstra, Mikie Mahtook

    The Rays optioned first baseman Allan Dykstra and outfielder Mikie Mahtook after Thursday's 2-1 win over the Red Sox. The two players are being sent down with pitcher Drew Smyly and first baseman James Loney set to return from the disabled list Friday. Dykstra hit .129/.286/.226 with one home run and four RBI in 31 at-bats while seeing time at first base. Mahtook didn't get into Thursday's game after joining the team earlier in the day. He's 1 for 4 with one home run in four games with the Rays.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Rays 2B Ryan Brett leaves Tuesday's game with shoulder injury

    Rays second baseman Ryan Brett left Tuesday's game against the Red Sox with a partially dislocated left shoulder injury, according to the Tampa Tribune. The injury, officially diagnosed as a subluxation, occurred while Brett was in the process of getting picked off as a runner at first base. Allan Dykstra has replaced Brett, going into play first base while Logan Forsythe moves from first base to second.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Rays place Loney on DL with oblique strain, call up Dykstra

    Rays first baseman James Loney (side) was placed on the disabled list with a mild right oblique strain, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Loney was scratched from Tuesday's game due to the soreness he picked up in batting practice. He went 0 for 2 with a walk on Opening Day. The club also called up Allan Dykstra from Triple-A Durham and placed Burch Smith, who had Tommy John surgery Tuesday on the 60-day DL. Dykstra will hit No. 8 in the order against the Orioles.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Rays reassign Taylor Motter and Allan Dykstra

    The Rays cut two players on Monday, reassigning Taylor Motter and Allan Dykstra to minor league camp. Outfielder Motter hit .188 this spring. "Motter's pretty interesting, if you ask me," Cash said, per MLB.com's Bill Chastain. "He's going to get to the big leagues one way or the other because he's versatile. He kind of has a little bit of a chip on his shoulder that's fun to be around. The guys like him and he carries himself really well." First baseman Dykstra hit .250, including a walk-off home run.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Allan Dykstra breaks fibula in winter ball

    Mets first base prospect Allan Dykstra broke his fibula during winter ball play, ESPN New York reports. He is likely to have surgery to repair the injury, but his timetable for recovery is unclear at this time. Dykstra hit .274/.436/.503 with 21 home runs and 82 RBI in 372 at-bats with Double-A Binghamton last season. He drew as many walks (102) as he had hits in 2013.