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November 24, 2020 01:36 PM
Brian O'Grady: Moves on from Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays released O'Grady on Monday.

After being dropped from the Rays' 40-man roster Friday, O'Grady will now part ways with the organization entirely after going unclaimed off waivers. O'Grady saw limited action in a deep Rays outfield in 2020, appearing in only two games.

November 20, 2020 06:36 PM
Rays' Brian O'Grady: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady was designated for assignment on Friday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Despite being a big-league ready member of the 40-man roster in 2020, he amassed just five plate appearances for the big club, so the writing was on the wall. O'Grady could get a look on a rebuilding club, but he probably won't be breaking through on this loaded roster anytime soon.

September 2, 2020 01:20 PM
Rays' Brian O'Grady: Returns to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays optioned O'Grady to their alternate training site Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

O'Grady became a surplus option in the outfield when Randy Arozarena was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Sunday, so it doesn't come as a major surprise that the 28-year-old was demoted Wednesday to clear a spot for starting pitcher Charlie Morton (shoulder) to return from the IL. He appeared in two games after his callup, going 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and a stolen base.

August 31, 2020 02:44 PM
Rays' Brian O'Grady: Multi-hit effort in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady went 2-for-5 with a double, a stolen base and two runs in a win over the Marlins on Sunday.

O'Grady was just recalled Saturday from the alternate training site in Port Charlotte, and manager Kevin Cash wasted little time getting the 28-year-old into the lineup. O'Grady logged the first 48 plate appearances of his big-league career in 2019 with the Reds, a promotion he earned after slashing .280/.359/.550 with 28 home runs and 77 RBI across 112 games at Triple-A Louisville. As those numbers indicate, he carries some offensive upside that he also flashed during spring training earlier in 2020, so it will be intriguing to see how he performs against big-league arms over a potentially longer sample than he enjoyed last season.

August 29, 2020 09:00 PM
Rays' Brian O'Grady: Receives callup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady was called up to the Rays' 28-man active roster Saturday, Juan Toribio of reports.

O'Grady and Kevan Smith were recalled from the team's alternate training site Saturday when Ryan Yarbrough (groin) and Mike Zunino (oblique) were placed on the 10-day injured list. O'Grady made his big-league debut in 2019 with the Reds, where he had two home runs and three RBI in 42 at-bats. He'll figure to play a depth role in the outfield for the time being.

August 5, 2020 10:12 PM
Rays' Brian O'Grady: Returns to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady was optioned to the Rays' alternate training site after Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.

O'Grady was recalled by the Rays on Tuesday, so it's not much of a surprise he'll be heading back to the alternate site with rosters shrinking from 30 to 28 players. The 28-year-old didn't appear in either of his games spent with the big-league club.

August 4, 2020 04:04 PM
Rays' Brian O'Grady: Recalled from alternate camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady was recalled by the Rays on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

O'Grady was narrowly kept off the Rays' Opening Day roster, but he'll take on an outfield depth role after Manuel Margot (personal) was placed on the bereavement list Tuesday. The 28-year-old made his major-league debut with the Reds last season, hitting .190/.292/.429 with five extra-base hits, three RBI and 17 strikeouts over 42 at-bats.

June 30, 2020 01:32 AM
Rays' Brian O'Grady: Still in mix for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady, who is part of the 60-man player pool that will report to the Rays' summer camp, still has an opportunity to garner a spot on the Opening Day roster, Juan Toribio of reports.

The offseason acquisition from the Reds organization opened eyes in Grapefruit League play with a .348 average (8-for-23), and although he'd been optioned to Triple-A Durham back on March 26, he'll now have a chance to continue making a case for a spot on the 30-man Opening Day roster. O'Grady will face stiff competition for an outfield role from the talented Randy Arozarena during summer camp, and there's always the possibility both players are with the team when the regular season begins.

March 26, 2020 12:44 PM
Rays' Brian O'Grady: Dispatched to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays optioned O'Grady to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Juan Toribio of reports.

One of seven players cut from major-league camp, O'Grady was long shot to crack the Opening Day roster due to the Rays' logjam in the outfield. O'Grady showcased an intriguing power/speed combination with the Reds' affiliate at Triple-A Louisville last season, but his contract issues (27.9 K%) could prevent him from translating that success to the big-league level.

March 24, 2020 02:32 PM
Rays' Brian O'Grady: Offseason work pays off
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady credits playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic and his work with Reds strength and conditioning coach Morgan Gregory this offseason for his success during spring training, Tom Moore of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

O'Grady made a significant impression during Grapefruit League play, hitting .348 (8-for-23) with three doubles, two home runs, five RBI, one walk and four runs across 14 games. The 27-year-old arrived via trade from the Reds in late November, and his success during the exhibition slate had him in contention for one of the Rays' final roster spots when play was suspended. It remains to be seen what type of ramp-up to the regular season there will eventually be and how many opportunities that will afford O'Grady to continue making his case; however, after slugging 28 homers at Triple-A Louisville last season, O'Grady is confident he'll be back up with the big-league club at some point in 2020 if he starts the campaign in the minors. "There are probably only two or three spots and a decent amount of people going for them," he said. "I don't think there's anything else I could have done for deserving to be on that team. I'd be disappointed if I'm not, but at the end of the day, I'm sure my opportunity will come at some point."

November 27, 2019 02:32 PM
Rays' Brian O'Grady: Traded to Tampa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady was traded from the Reds to the Rays on Wednesday in exchange for cash and a player to be named later.

O'Grady will remain on a 40-man roster after being designated for assignment by the Reds earlier in the week. The 27-year-old owns a career .286/.360/.553 slash line at the Triple-A level but hit just .190/.292/.429 in his 28-game big-league debut last season.

November 25, 2019 05:16 PM
Reds' Brian O'Grady: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady was designated for assignment by the Reds on Monday.

O'Grady reached the big leagues for the first time in his career in his age-27 season. He didn't do much with his 48 plate appearances, hitting .190/.292/.429.

September 30, 2019 02:16 PM
Reds' Brian O'Grady: Pops homer in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Pirates.

Despite two outfield regulars (Jesse Winker and Nick Senzel) being shut down for nearly all of September with injuries, O'Grady didn't really benefit from an extended audition. O'Grady's start in the season finale was his first in seven games, seemingly suggesting that his development isn't a major priority for the Reds. If he remains on the 40-man roster heading into spring training, expect O'Grady to begin the 2020 campaign at Triple-A Louisville.

September 16, 2019 02:44 PM
Reds' Brian O'Grady: Sitting out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

O'Grady has seen increased work in center field of late after Nick Senzel (shoulder) was shut down for the season earlier this month, but the 27-year-old hasn't quite seized hold of a full-time role yet. With the Reds facing southpaws Monday (Cole Hamels) and Wednesday (Jon Lester), the lefty-hitting O'Grady seems likely to sit at least twice during the three-game series in Chicago.

September 11, 2019 02:28 AM
Reds' Brian O'Grady: Belts first major-league homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady hit a two-run homer in his only at-bat against the Mariners on Tuesday.

O'Grady came on as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and launched a 426-foot shot to right field for his first major-league home run. The 27-year-old underwhelmed for years in the minors but blossomed this season to hit .280 with 28 long balls and 77 RBI in 112 games for Triple-A Louisville.

September 3, 2019 12:32 PM
Reds' Brian O'Grady: Back in majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

O'Grady slashed .280/.359/.550 with 28 homers and 77 RBI over 112 games with the Bats this season, and he'll get another chance in the majors after rosters expanded Sunday.

August 24, 2019 02:08 PM
Reds' Brian O'Grady: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.

O'Grady was sent down to make room for Curt Casali, who was reinstated from the 10-day injured list. In his most recent stint with the big-league club -- which began Aug. 18 -- O'Grady went hitless in seven at-bats.

August 18, 2019 12:52 PM
Reds' Brian O'Grady: Summoned to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Sunday.

He will take the place of Joey Votto (back), who was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move. O'Grady, 27, hit .273/.352/.552 with 27 home runs and 17 steals in 103 games at Triple-A. He will likely work primarily in a bench role.

August 13, 2019 06:08 PM
Reds' Brian O'Grady: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old returns to the minors after getting his first taste of major-league action, going 1-for-5 in five pinch-hit appearances. While his production in that small sample of major-league at-bats leaves much to be desired, O'Grady has played well for Louisville this season, amassing a slash line of .277/.351/.562 with 27 home runs and 70 RBI so far. Freddy Galvis was added to the major-league roster in a corresponding move.

August 6, 2019 01:36 PM
Reds' Brian O'Grady: Earns promotion to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

O'Grady had his contract selected from Triple-A Louisville on Monday.

The 27-year-old O'Grady will get his first shot in the majors after slashing .277/.351/.562 with 27 home runs and 16 stolen bases in 100 games for Louisville. The corner outfielder struggled with strikeouts (28.4 percent strikeout rate) during his time with the Bats, particularly when factoring in his age, so there remains some skepticism about his ability to find success against major-league pitching. In order to free up a spot on the roster for O'Grady, Blake Trahan was designated for assignment while Derek Dietrich (shoulder) was placed on the IL.

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