Meadows was one of more than a dozen players present for informal workouts at Tropicana Field on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "It was good to see new faces," Meadows said. "It's been a while since we've got to see each other and hang out and be on a routine. So today was good to have that little change of scenery."
The star outfielder jumped right back into action in what was the first opportunity for Rays players to work out together in more than two months. Players were allowed to play catch, run, use free weights in a makeshift gym and also complete plyometric jumps and other exercises during Monday's session, which was conducted in groups of two. While Meadows and his teammates did not have access to amenities such as batting cages, bullpen mounds or the full weight room, Topkin notes those areas may be accessible as early as next week.
Meadows is in line to serve as the Rays' primary leadoff man against right-handed pitching to begin the season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The speedy outfielder made all 11 of his starts during Grapefruit League play out of the leadoff spot, slashing .143/.250/.250 with 10 strikeouts in 28 at-bats. That poor small sample won't dissuade manager Kevin Cash from proceeding with Meadows as his primary table-setting option once the season gets underway, as the 24-year-old boasts the combination of speed, on-base skills and power that makes him a solid fit atop the lineup. Expect the lefty-hitting Meadows to slide down in the lineup versus southpaws, with Yandy Diaz expected to fill the short side of the leadoff platoon.
Meadowns hit a solo home run and drew a walk in two plate appearances during a Grapefruit League win over the Pirates on Thursday.
The first-inning round tripper came on the first pitch Meadows saw from Pirates starter Derek Holland. It was a welcome sight for the outfielder, who came into the game 1-for-17 through his first six spring games. Meadows enjoyed a breakout 2019 that included a .291/.364/.558 line with 69 extra-base hits (29 doubles, seven triples, 33 home runs) and 89 RBI, so despite the early scuffles, he will carry significant expectations into the regular season.
Meadows (personal) is in the lineup for Tuesday's spring game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Meadows was scratched from Monday's lineup with a brush fire threatening his spring training home, but he will resume playing just one day later. Meadows will man left field and hit leadoff in the Rays' batting order.
Meadows was scratched from the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox due to personal reasons, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Per Josh Tolentino of The Athletic, Meadows had to rush to his spring training home to save his belongings from an encroaching brush fire. While that's undoubtedly a stressful situation for the outfielder, his buildup for Opening Day shouldn't be significantly impacted. Manuel Margot replaced him in left field for Monday's contest.
Meadows is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Meadows receives a well-deserved day off after starting the last 21 games and posting a 1.153 OPS with eight homers in that stretch. Tommy Pham, Kevin Kiermaier and Avisail Garcia will start from left to right in the outfield Sunday.
Meadows went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's win over Toronto.
Meadows tacked on an insurance run in the ninth inning, extending his team's lead to four with a solo blast to right field. The 24-year-old has now hit safely in six straight contests and is slashing .293/.366/.563 with 33 homers, 89 RBI and 12 stolen bases over 137 games in 2019.
Meadows went 1-for-5 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs overall in an extra-innings win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Meadows extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a 383-foot shot to right in the 11th inning that snapped a 6-6 tie. The blistering hot outfielder is comfortably pacing the Rays in home runs (32) and RBI (88), while his seven triples tie him with Kevin Kiermaier for the team lead in that category.
Meadows went 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and a run in a loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Meadows extended his hitting streak to 15 games with his latest productive effort at the plate. The outfielder's bat has reached peak level at the optimal time of season, as Meadows is now hitting .426 (23-for-54) with six doubles, seven home runs, 18 RBI, eight walks, three stolen bases and 17 runs in September.
Meadows went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Sunday's 6-4 loss to Angels.
Meadows knocked a three-run homer in the eighth inning to cut the Rays' deficit to two runs but it wasn't enough. The 24-year-old outfielder has 31 homers and seven in September alone. During this month, he's raised his OPS from .860 to .920.
Meadows went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's win over the Angels.
Meadows joined two of his teammates in taking Andrew Heaney deep in the third inning, although Meadows absolutely crushed his two-run shot to the tune of 434 feet. The long ball was the 30th of the season for the 24-year-old outfielder, who is slashing .289/.356/.561 with 84 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Meadows went 1-for-3 with two walks and a two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-3 extra-innings win over the Rangers.
His eighth-inning blast off Rafael Montero tied the game at 3-3 and set the stage for an 11th-inning victory. Meadows is on fire in September, collecting a hit in all nine games so far with a .516/.595/1.129 slash line, five homers, 11 RBI and 11 runs, and the 24-year-old is now one long ball shy of his first career 30-HR campaign.
Meadows went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs overall in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Meadows got the Rays' offense going for the afternoon with a 436-foot solo blast to right field in the first inning, extending his torrid month-long stretch at the plate. Meadows has hit safely in all eight September games and has already amassed eight extra-base hits (four doubles, four home runs) during the month, helping lead to nine RBI. His 15-for-28 showing over that span has resulted in a 15-point boost in his season average to .288, and he's now just two homers short of reaching the 30-mark for the first time in his career.
Meadows went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, a pair of doubles and another run scored in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.
Meadows played a large role in Thursday's victory, reaching base four times. The 24-year-old gave Tampa Bay the lead by cranking his 27th home run of the year in the seventh inning against Buddy Boshers. He also doubled and scored in the fourth, was hit by a pitch in the fifth, and doubled again in the eighth. On the season, Meadows leads the Rays in home runs (27), RBI (75) and batting average (.284).
Meadows went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and walk during a 2-0 victory against the Orioles in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
After sitting the first game of the doubleheader, Meadows put together some good at-bats, leading the Rays to a key victory to salvage the doubleheader. He has four extra-base hits in three contests since Sunday, including two homers in his last two games. Meadows is batting .280 with 26 home runs, 73 RBI, 63 runs and 10 steals in 453 at-bats this season.
Meadows will sit for the afternoon portion of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Orioles.
The Rays will take advantage of the expanded September roster to roll out an all-righty lineup against lefty Ty Blach. Meadows has had a strong first full season for the Rays, though he owns a mediocre 96 wRC+ against lefties. He'll likely return for the evening game.
Meadows went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk and two runs scored Monday against the Orioles.
Meadows left the yard in the third inning, giving his team an early 2-0 lead. He's putting together a breakout season at the dish, slashing .278/.345/.532 with 25 homers and 72 RBI through 116 games.
Meadows went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in the Rays' 8-2 win over the Indians on Sunday.
Meadows scorched back up at the plate after hitting .136 over his previous five games. He's played a key role in the Rays' resurgence this season and is now slashing .276/.343/.526 with 24 home runs and 70 RBI in his first full season as a major leaguer.
Meadows went 2-for-5 with a home run, a double and two RBI in a win over the Astros on Thursday.
Meadows clubbed a 407-foot homer to right field in the third inning and knocked in the eventual winning run with a fielder's choice in the eighth. The 24-year-old has been a key cog in Tampa Bay's offense this season, slashing .276/.345/.529 with 24 home runs, 69 RBI and nine stolen bases in 112 games.
Meadows went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 7-1 victory over the Orioles on Friday.
The 24-year-old has a five-game hitting streak, during which he's smashed three homers with nine RBI. His average has slipped during the second half, but fantasy GMs still have to love his 21 doubles, seven triples and 23 homers on the year. He is batting .278 with 67 RBI, 56 runs and nine steals as well.
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