• by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    New Angels' acquisitions give Kole Calhoun a day off

    Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. It's just the fifth time this year that Calhoun hasn't started. Newly acquired Shane Victorino and David DeJesus start in right and left field respectively. DeJesus becomes the 10th Angel to start in left this season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Angels acquire OF David DeJesus from Rays

    The Angels announced they have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Rays on Tuesday. DeJesus has had a solid year so far in 2015, batting .259 with a .323 on-base percentage. The Angels have successfully re-tooled their outfield, acquiring DeJesus, David Murphy and Shane Victorino in less than 24 hours. In return, the Rays are receiving minor-league pitcher Eduar Lopez. The right-hander made eight starts with the Angels' rookie league team this season. He went 2-2 with a 4.32 ERA in 33 1/3 innings.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Rays OF David DeJesus slides into No. 2 spot

    As the Rays search for an offensive spark, their lineup is once again juggled for Monday's contest against the Tigers, with left-fielder David DeJesus hitting in the second spot of the lineup for just the fourth time this season. With normal two-hole hitters Steven Souza Jr. and Joey Butler both slumping, the Rays will turn to DeJesus, although he is hitting just .200 in July and .091 over his last seven games. He is, however, 2-for-3 career against Tigers starter Anibel Sanchez and 4-for-11 with a home run out of the two spot.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    David DeJesus triples in Rays' win

    Rays left fielder David DeJesus went 2 for 3 in Sunday's win over Houston. DeJesus tripled for the second time this year, and first since June 18. He drove in a run for the second straight day. DeJesus is 5 for 14 with two multi-hit games in the last five. He's scored four runs over that span.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Rays' David DeJesus not in Thursday's lineup

    Rays designated hitter David DeJesus was not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Indians. He was replaced by Grady Sizemore, who will bat fourth. DeJesus is hitting .069 with two RBI and no extra-base hits in his last eight games. The Rays are the underdogs (+120) against the Indians on Thursday.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Rays LF David DeJesus out Tuesday against knuckleballer

    Rays left fielder David DeJesus generally just sits against lefties. But an exception has been made Tuesday with Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey awaiting. DeJesus is just 2-for-19 lifetime against Dickey without an extra-base hit. He has also been in a slump throughout June. He is 9-for-44 this month.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Rays outfielders David DeJesus, Kevin Kiermaier out vs. lefty

    A matchup against White Sox left-hander John Danks has Rays outfielders Kevin Kiermaier and David DeJesus out of the lineup Friday night. DeJesus has platooned all season - he has just three at-bats against southpaws. Kiermaier has received plenty of opportunties, but has just nine hits in 41 at-bats against lefties.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rays' David DeJesus clubs fifth home run Sunday

    Rays left fielder David DeJesus went 2 for 4 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 9-5 win over the Orioles on Sunday. DeJesus was part of an excellent offensive performance by the Rays that featured four players with multiple hits. His seventh-inning home run increased his team's lead to five runs before the Orioles got a pair of runs back with their own homer in the bottom half of the inning. DeJesus has hit .333/.383/.504 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 123 at-bats.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Rays' David DeJesus goes 2 for 2 in loss

    Rays left fielder David DeJesus went 2 for 2 in Saturday's loss to Oakland. He walked once and continued his hot hitting. DeJesus has two multi-hit games in the last three and four in his last seven. He lifted his average to .330.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Rays OF's Kevin Kiermaier, David DeJesus sit against lefty Friday

    With the Rays facing a left-hander on Friday, manager Kevin Cash has loaded his lineup with right-handed swingers. Outfielders Kevin Kiermaier and David DeJesus are being held out of the lineup against the A's. Kiermaier had started nine straight games for the Rays, but will take a seat on Friday, despite the fact he actually has a higher batting average against lefties (.267) than righties (.232). DeJesus meanwhile has been on a tear lately. He's batting an even .400 (10 for 25) over his current seven-game hitting streak. But he's been heavily shielded against southpaws this season, having just three at-bats against left-handed pitching. Joey Butler will enter the lineup and bat fifth while playing left field. Brandon Guyer moves up to the leadoff spot and will play center field on Friday.