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Team W-L L10 STRK
88-73 8-2 W2
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2021 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .265 11 54 .741 8
Post Season .250 0 0 .750 0

Top Joey Wendle News

  • Marlins' Joey Wendle: Heading to Miami

    Wendle was acquired by the Marlins from the Rays on Tuesday in exchange for minor-league outfielder Kameron Misner, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    A 2021 American League All-Star, Wendle will make his way across Florida after spending the past four seasons in Tampa Bay. He primarily played third base last season but also has plenty of big-league experience at shortstop and second base. The 31-year-old hit .265/.319/.422 with 11 homers, 31 doubles, 54 RBI, 73 runs and eight stolen bases in 136 games last season, and he is arbitration eligible for 2022 and 2023 before becoming a free agent.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Sitting in Game 4

    Wendle is out of the lineup Monday for the Rays' Game 4 matchup with the Red Sox in the ALDS, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    The lefty-hitting Wendle will retreat to the bench with a southpaw (Eduardo Rodriguez) on the hill for Boston. With Wendle out of the lineup, Yandy Diaz will pick up a start at third base and bat sixth.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Sitting again Game 2

    Wendle is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Friday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    The Red Sox will send out another southpaw (Chris Sale) on Friday, so Wendle finds himself on the bench for the second straight game. Yandy Diaz will start at the hot corner for the Rays.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: On bench against lefty

    Wendle isn't starting Game 1 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Wendle has started against some southpaws in 2021 but will retreat to the bench with lefty Eduardo Rodriguez starting for Boston. Yandy Diaz will start at the hot corner and bat fifth.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Adds steal in loss

    Wendle went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Yankees.

    The infielder contributed his first steal since Sept. 10, and he ended the regular season 8-for-14 on stolen-base attempts. Wendle went 1-for-18 with 10 strikeouts in his last six games of the season. He's posted a .265/.319/.422 slash line, 11 home runs, 54 RBI and 73 runs scored across 501 plate appearances. He'll likely see a strong-side platoon role at third base in the postseason, with Yandy Diaz handling the hot corner versus southpaws.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Riding pine Saturday

    Wendle isn't starting Saturday's game against the Yankees, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Wendle will get a breather after he went 1-for-11 with a double, a run and seven strikeouts across the last three games. Yandy Diaz will start at the hot corner and bat cleanup.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: On bench Tuesday

    Wendle will not start Tuesday's game against Houston, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Wendle hits the bench after starting nine of the last 10 games. Yandy Diaz starts at third base, with Brandon Lowe and Wander Franco starting in the middle infield spots.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Not starting Wednesday

    Wendle isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Wendle went 3-for-11 with a homer, two runs and two RBI across the last three games. Yandy Diaz will start at the hot corner and bat fourth.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Homers late in win

    Wendle went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Monday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.

    Wendle's only hit of the night came late in the game when he led off the bottom of the eighth with a solo home run to right. The long ball was just his fourth since June 9 and his 11th of the year. The 31-year-old has maintained his solid plate prowess throughout the year, slashing .271/.324/.434 with 44 extra-base hits, 52 RBI, 69 runs scored, seven steals and 25:100 BB:K over 469 plate appearances.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Late addition to lineup

    Wendle was added to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers after Taylor Walls was scratched for undisclosed reasons, radio broadcaster Steve Carney reports.

    Wendle had originally been set for a day off against lefty Tarik Skubal. Instead, he'll serve as the starting shortstop and hit eighth.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Sits against southpaw

    Wendle will not be in the lineup for Saturday's game against Detroit.

    Wendle hits the bench against lefty Tarik Skubal. Yandy Diaz will start at the hot corner, with Brandon Lowe at second base and Taylor Walls at shortstop.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: On bench against lefty

    Wendle isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Wendle will retreat to the bench with left-hander Robbie Ray on the mound for the Blue Jays. Yandy Diaz will start at the hot corner and bat fourth.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Pops homer No. 10

    Wendle went 2-for-4 with a triple, a solo home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Tigers.

    He took Bryan Garcia deep to lead off the fourth inning, giving the Rays a 4-1 lead at that point. Wendle is slashing .345/.387/.586 through nine games to begin September, and he's already established new career highs with 10 homers and 65 runs on the season.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Returns to bench against lefty

    Wendle is not starting Friday against the Tigers and left-hander Matthew Boyd.

    Wendle has recorded a hit in each of his last five starts, but he'll not surprisingly take a seat with a southpaw taking the hill for Detroit. Yandy Diaz will man the hot corner and hit cleanup.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Swipes bag in loss

    Wendle went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, a stolen base and a walk in Friday's 10-4 loss to Detroit.

    Wander Franco left the game with a hamstring injury after going from first to third on a Nelson Cruz double in the first inning. Wendle took over at shortstop and later knocked in Tampa Bay's first run of the game in the fifth. The 31-year-old has gone 8-for-25 (.320) across eight games in September. He's slashing a reasonable .276/.326/.432 with nine home runs, seven stolen bases, 50 RBI and 63 runs scored through 432 plate appearances overall. Franco is likely to miss additional time with his injury, which could put Wendle in line for something closer to an everyday role in the near term.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Out versus southpaw

    Wendle is out of the lineup for Monday's game in Boston, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    With southpaw Chris Sale on the bump for Boston, three of the Rays' lefty-hitting regulars in Wendle, Brandon Lowe and Kevin Kiermaier will head to the bench. Yandy Diaz moves across the diamond to fill in for Wendle at third base.

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  • Rays' Joey Wendle: Sits against southpaw

    Wendle will be on the bench against lefty Andrew Albers and the Twins on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Wendle has now been out of the lineup twice in three days, with both off days coming against a left-hander. Yandy Diaz shifts to third base Saturday, with Jordan Luplow starting at first.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Wilmington, DE
Age: 31
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, R