Kiermaier went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a pair of runs batted in Tuesday in a loss to the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series.
Kiermaier hit a solo homer in the fifth inning off Clayton Kershaw, and with that, the longest-tenured Rays player hit his first home run off a lefty all season. The solo shot was the only damage that the Rays were able to inflict on Clayton Kershaw, who otherwise dominated their offense. The veteran managed to knock in teammate Joey Wendle in the seventh inning and was the only spark plug in a Rays offense that struggled in the opener.
Kiermaier stated Monday that his wrist is feeling better and that he's "good to go" for Game 1 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kiermaier dealt with a wrist injury that kept him out of three games during the ALCS, but he returned to the starting lineup for Game 7 and is feeling healthy heading into Tuesday's contest following two days off. Kiermaier is 7-for-36 with five extra-base hits and four RBI so far this postseason (12 games).
Kiermaier (hand) will bat ninth as the center fielder in Game 7 of the ALCS against the Astros on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Kiermaier sat for three straight games after getting hit in the hand by a pitch in Game 3. He's ready to go now for what could potentially be the Rays' final game of the season.
Kiermaier (hand) is out of the lineup for Game 6 of the ALCS against the Astros on Friday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
The 30-year-old finds himself on the bench for the third straight contest after getting hit by a pitch on the hand during Game 3. Kiermaier appeared off the bench as a pinch runner and defensive replacement in Game 5 but has yet to register a plate appearance since the injury.
Kiermaier (hand) remains on the bench for Game 5 of the ALCS against the Astros on Thursday.
Kiermaier exited Game 3 on Tuesday after a pitch struck him on the hand. X-rays revealed nothing worse than a bruise, but he did not play any part in Wednesday's contest. He was reportedly available off the bench, however, so he'll likely be available again if needed Thursday.
Kiermaier (hand) won't start Wednesday in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Astros but could be available off the bench, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The X-rays on Kiermaier's hand came back negative after he was hit by a pitch Tuesday, but he'll be held out Wednesday as the Rays carry a 3-0 lead in the series. Manuel Margot will take over in center field Wednesday, leading off.
Kiermaier was diagnosed with a hand contusion after X-rays came back negative Tuesday, Lauren Shehadi reported on the TBS telecast.
Kiermaier was hit by a 99-mph fastball during the sixth inning and appeared to be in significant pain before being removed from Game 3, but he was able to avoid a fracture. The 30-year-old should be considered day-to-day. His availability for Wednesday's Game 4 is in question.
Kiermaier left Game 3 of the ALCS against the Astros on Tuesday after being hit by a pitch on the hand/wrist, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The 30-year-old was hit by a pitch as the Rays put up five runs during the top of the sixth inning, and he was replaced in the field after remaining in to run the bases. Kiermaier appeared to be in significant pain and is likely to undergo X-rays to determine if he suffered a fracture.
Kiermaier went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, two runs and three RBI during Wednesday's Game 3 win over the Yankees.
The 30-year-old gave Tampa Bay a comfortable lead in the fourth inning, crushing a first-pitch curveball from Masahiro Tanaka 373 feet to right field. Kiermaier entered the contest 2-for-15 in the playoffs this year, but he had a pair of extra-base hits Thursday to help put the Rays ahead 2-1 in the five-game series.
Kiermaier is not in the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Kiermaier went 1-for-7 with a run and an RBI over the first two games of the series and will head to the bench Sunday. Brett Phillips receives the start in center field for the Rays in the season finale.
Kiermaier is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Kiermaier has generally been in a platoon role this season, though it's not completely unprecedented to see him out of the lineup against right-handed Michael Wacha, since the outfielder has sat on three previous occasions against righties this year. Manuel Margot will serve as the center fielder Wednesday.
Kiermaier is not in the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Kiermaier went 0-for-4 during Saturday's contest and will head to the bench Sunday against left-hander John Means. Manuel Margot shifts to center field while Hunter Renfroe starts in right.
Kiermaier is not in the lineup Friday against the Orioles, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Kiermaier was on the bench for Game 2 of Thursay's doubleheader and will remain out of the lineup Friday. Manuel Margot receives the start in center field for the Rays.
Kiermaier isn't starting Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Kiermaier picked up a double in Game 1, but he'll get the rest of the night off following a 3-1 victory. Manuel Margot shifts over to center field in Kiermaier's place.
Kiermaier (general soreness) returned to action Tuesday and went 2-for-3 with a run scored, two RBI, one walk and one steal.
He is back in the lineup Wednesday, hitting eighth, so it looks like a few days off was all Kiermaier needed to get right. The center fielder is hitting .239 with three home runs and seven steals in 113 at-bats this season.
Kiermaier is dealing with general body soreness and is expected to sit Sunday in addition to Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
While manager Kevin Cash didn't point to any specific area of concern for the center fielder, Kiermaier himself noted that his left knee was sore after he made a sliding catch Friday. Given Cash's comments, however, that may not be the only issue for him, though he doesn't appear to be significantly hurt. Manuel Margot will start in his absence Saturday.
Kiermaier is not starting Saturday against the Red Sox, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Kiermaier and Manuel Margot have typically been platooning in center field this season, but Margot will get the nod Saturday despite righty Nathan Eovaldi starting for Boston. It's just the second time all season that Kiermaier has sat against a righty, though the fact that he's gone just 3-for-18 at the plate over his last eight games could have something to do with it.
Kiermaier is not in Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox.
Many of the Rays' left-handed hitters, including Kiermaier, will head to the bench with lefty Mike Kickham on the hill for Boston. Manuel Margot will start in center field and lead off.
Kiermaier went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in a loss to the Nationals on Tuesday.
Kiermaier swiped his sixth bag of the season after his single, marking his first theft since Aug. 23. The defensive-minded outfielder is looking for a strong finish to the shortened campaign at the plate after hitting a respectable .266 in August, and he's now carrying a .250 average (4-for-16) over his first seven games in September.
Kiermaier went 2-for-3 with a double in a loss to the Nationals on Monday, his first multi-hit effort since Aug. 18.
Kiermaier is once again sporting a pedestrian average this season -- .238 -- but a career-high 13.6 percent walk rate has helped lead to a career-best .347 on-base percentage across 118 plate appearances. The Platinum Glove outfielder has now reached safely in six of his last seven starts.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/23||vs LAD||L 2-6||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|10/15||@ HOU||L 3-4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|10/13||@ HOU||W 5-2||2||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|10/12||vs HOU||W 4-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|10/11||vs HOU||W 2-1||4||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|10/09||vs NYY||W 2-1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|10/08||@ NYY||L 1-5||2||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2011||AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro||120||402||54||97||11||8||4||39||37||99||27||10||.241||.316||.338|
|2012||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||57||177||16||46||7||6||0||12||26||38||10||4||.260||.361||.367|
|2017||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||7||24||2||3||1||1||0||1||2||7||0||1||.125||.192||.250|
|2018||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||2||6||1||3||0||1||0||0||2||--||0||0||.500||.625||.833|
|2019||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||2||8||1||1||1||0||0||3||1||3||0||0||.125||.222||.250|