Kiermaier isn't starting Thursday's game against the Angels, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kiermaier has gone 4-for-13 with two doubles, three walks, two steals, two RBI and two runs in the last four games. Brett Phillips will take over in center field and bat ninth.
Kiermaier went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks, two RBI, two stolen bases and a run in Tuesday's victory over the Angels.
The veteran outfielder helped pad Tampa Bay's lead with a two-run double in the sixth inning for his fourth and fifth RBI of the season. He was also a nuisance on the basepaths, swiping a bag following a walk in both the second and fourth innings. Kiermaier recently suffered through a 1-for-16 stretch but has turned things around with four hits and three walks over his past 12 plate appearances.
Kiermaier went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Astros.
Kiermaier doubled in the sixth inning and came around to score the tying run. Sunday's performance was his third multi-hit game of the year and first since April 25. He's slashing .246/.295/.316 through 61 plate appearances.
Kiermaier isn't starting Saturday's game against the Astros, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Kiermaier will get a breather after he went 0-for-10 with two walks and six strikeouts across the last three games. Manuel Margot will shift to center field and bat second.
Kiermaier went 1-for-5 with a triple and a run in a win over the Athletics on Tuesday.
Kiermaier's first three-bagger of the season ultimately resulted in him scoring the first run of the game in the first inning, as he crossed the plate later in the frame when Randy Arozarena reached on a fielding error. Kiermaier has reached safely in eight of the last nine games in which he's logged at least one plate appearance, but he's still sporting just a .273 on-base percentage and remains in search of his first home run.
Kiermaier is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Athletics, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
After having started each of the Rays' last seven games and with a lefty (Sean Manaea) on the mound for the opposition, the lefty-hitting Kiermaier will get a breather in the series opener. Since being activated from the injured list April 17, Kiermaier has gone 9-for-26 with five runs, three RBI and a stolen base.
Kiermaier went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's 9-8 loss to the Royals.
Kiermaier's lone hit of the night was an eighth-inning single. He ended up taking second for his first stolen base of the year and eventually came around to score on a RBI double by Randy Arozarena. Kiermaier started the year with one hit in his first 11 at-bats but has recently found life at the plate with five hits, four runs scored and two RBI in his last four games.
Kiermaier went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles in a win over the Royals on Monday.
A third run also came home during a Kiermaier at-bat even though he didn't receive credit for an RBI, as his seventh-inning fielder's choice helped Joey Wendle cross the plate. The night marked Kiermaier's first multi-hit effort of the campaign as well as his first two RBI.
Kiermaier, activated from the injured list Saturday, went 1-for-3 with a run in a win over the Yankees on Sunday.
Kiermaier had made an appearance as a defensive replacement in Saturday's win before entering the starting nine for the first time since April 5 on Sunday. The Platinum Glove outfielder's single was his first hit since Opening Day against the Marlins.
Kiermaier (quadriceps) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kiermaier took part in batting practice at Yankee Stadium on Friday, and his evaluation afterward apparently went well since he'll return from the injured list Saturday. Kiermaier isn't starting Saturday's game against the Yankees, but he should be available off the bench if needed.
Kiermaier (quadriceps) will be evaluated Saturday after participating in a simulated game, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
The veteran outfielder has continued to progress well and took part in batting practice before Friday's game at Yankee Stadium. If all goes well with Saturday's activity, Kiermaier could be activated from the injured list as soon as Sunday's series finale versus New York.
Kiermaier (quadriceps) will travel with the Rays and is expected to be activated at some point during the team's upcoming road trip, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
Kiermaier was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left quadriceps strain April 5, and he was initially expected to miss several weeks. However, his quad has been responding well to his rehab program so far, so the 30-year-old is expected to return to the game action in the coming days. Although the Rays haven't yet announced exactly which day Kiermaier will return, he should take over as the starting center fielder once he's activated.
Kiermaier (quadriceps) is expected to take live at-bats Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Kiermaier's strained left quad has responded well to running in recent days, so he'll advance to the next phase of his rehab program by facing live pitching. The Rays have indicated that Kiermaier will likely remain on the injured list beyond the 10-day minimum, but based on where he currently stands in his recovery, he might be ready to return by the end of April.
Kiermaier (quadriceps) ran again Tuesday, and the team will determine the next steps in his recovery Wednesday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
If he feels good Wednesday, the Rays will discuss simulated game action, alternate site at-bats and other aspects of his recovery. For now, Manuel Margot and Brett Phillips are getting starts in center field.
Kiermaier (quadriceps) will miss a few weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He was already on the 10-day injured list, but now we know the quad strain will cost him more than the minimum stay. Kiermaier told Topkin that he was "really frustrated." In the meantime, Manuel Margot should play almost every day in center field.
The Rays placed Kiermaier on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a left quadriceps strain, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
As anticipated, Kiermaier will be shut down for at least the next week and a half after suffering a recurrence of the injury he originally sustained in mid-March during spring training. The Rays recalled infielder Kevin Padlo from the taxi squad in a corresponding move, but Manuel Margot will be the leading candidate to serve as the primary replacement for Kiermaier in center field.
Kiermaier is expected to require a stint on the 10-day injured list after suffering from left quadriceps tightness in Monday's 11-2 loss to the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Rays could wait a day or two to see how Kiermaier responds to treatment, but assuming he requires a stint on the IL, Manuel Margot would likely have a clear path to an everyday role in the outfield alongside Randy Arozarena and Austin Meadows. Kiermaier had previously battled left quad tightness in mid-March, so the Rays could be incentivized to hold him out longer than the minimum 10 days in order to lessen the chances of the injury cropping up again later this season.
Kiermaier left Monday's game against the Red Sox with left quad tightness, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Kiermaier appeared to suffer the injury while running to first base, though the extent of the issue is not yet known. He'll be considered day-to-day until more information on the outfielder's status becomes known.
Kiermaier is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins.
Kiermaier started in center field Opening Day and went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts, but he'll head to the bench Friday with righty Pablo Lopez on the mound for Miami. Manuel Margot is starting in center and batting seventh for the Rays.
Kiermaier has hit safely in five consecutive spring games through Monday, raising his Grapefruit League average to .435 (10-for-23).
Two of Kiermaier's four extra-base hits this spring came in Sunday's win over Atlanta, when he laced a double and a solo home run. The 30-year-old has made good use of his 24 official plate appearances in Grapefruit League play, a modest number that's the byproduct of Kiermaier having missed time with hip and quadriceps issues during the exhibition slate while also temporarily leaving the team for the birth of his second child.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/07||@ OAK||L 1-2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/05||@ LAA||W 3-1||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/04||@ LAA||W 8-3||2||1||1||0||2||2||2|
|05/03||@ LAA||W 7-3||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/02||vs HOU||W 5-4||4||1||3||0||0||0||0|
|04/30||vs HOU||L 2-9||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|04/29||vs OAK||L 2-3||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|More Batting Stats|
|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|