Arozarena is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Angels, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports
Both Arozarena and Manuel Margot will start on the bench against righty Shohei Ohtani. The outfielder has been slumping of late, with just one hit in his last 16 at-bats, but he will likely return to the lineup Thursday against lefty Andrew Heaney
Arozarena is out of the lineup Friday against the Astros, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
Arozarena started the past seven games and will receive a day off after going 8-for-26 with one homer, one double, four RBI and four runs during that stretch. Austin Meadows, Kevin Kiermaier and Manuel Margot will start from left to right in the outfield while Yoshi Tsutsugo serves as the designated hitter.
Arozarena went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base in Monday's 2-1 loss to the A's.
He was the only Ray to have much success against Sean Manaea and the Oakland bullpen, as Tampa Bay only managed six hits in total on the night. Arozarena has caught fire after a sluggish start to the year, rapping out 11 hits in 26 at-bats (.423) over the last seven games to push his slash line to .301/.356/.446 with three homers, two steals, 10 RBI and 12 runs through 21 contests.
Arozarena went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and one strikeout in Friday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.
Arozarena brought Tampa Bay within one run with his home run in the bottom of the fifth inning Friday, but the Rays were unable to secure the win at home. Arozarena is now slashing .292/.346/.458 with three home runs and 10 RBI this year.
Arozarena is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
He is hitting .269 with two home runs and one steal, but his 24:4 K:BB in 67 at-bats is mildly troubling. Brett Phillips gets the start in right field and will bat ninth.
Arozarena is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Arozarena will head to the bench for just the second time this season in what is most likely a maintenance day. Manuel Margot will fill in in right field for Arozarena, who has fallen into a 3-for-22 slump at the plate since beginning the season with an eight-game hit streak.
Arozarena went 2-for-3 with two runs in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.
Arozarena authored one of three multi-hit efforts for the Rays, pushing his season slash to .317/.378/.488 in the process. The 26-year-old has reached safely in all 10 games thus far, although only three (one double, two home runs) of his 13 hits have gone for extra bases.
Arozarena went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss against the Yankees.
Arozarena has hit safely in each of his eight games this season and has been displaying more power of late, going deep in each of his past two contests while plating five RBI over his past five outings. He struck out once Sunday, and his BB:K now sits at 1:12 to begin the season.
Arozarena went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Yankees.
His first homer of the season came in his seventh game, as he clobbered a Domingo German pitch 420 feet to center field in the third inning. Arozarena also struck out once, and his BB:K now sits at 1:11 to begin the season.
Arozarena, who went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run in a loss to the Red Sox on Monday, is hitting .364 (4-for-11) over his first three games.
Last October's prodigious slugger hasn't exactly surfaced yet -- all four of Arozarena's hits have been singles -- but it's an encouraging start nonetheless. However, it's at least worth noting that hard contact has mostly eluded Arozarena thus far in 2021, considering that he hit just .237 (9-for-38) across 39 Grapefruit League plate appearances and his only extra-base hits during that sample were a pair of doubles.
Arozarena will sit Saturday against the Marlins.
Arozarena went 1-for-4 in both of the Rays' first two games. Tampa Bay will continue to heavily rotate players this season, and even potential stars like Arozarena could find themselves on the bench slightly more often than they would for other teams. Austin Meadows will shift to right field Saturday, with Manuel Margot starting in left.
Arozarena (wrist) went 1-for-3 in his return to Grapefruit League action against the Red Sox on Saturday.
Last fall's postseason breakout star has yet to leave the yard as spring training winds down, but Arozarena has reached safely in seven of his last eight exhibitions. The 26-year-old will have three more Grapefruit League contests to get his timing down before Opening Day against the Marlins on Thursday, which Adam Berry of MLB.com reports Arozarena has declared himself fully ready for despite recent wrist soreness. "I'm definitely feeling better compared to how I have been," Arozarena said before Saturday's game through interpreter Manny Navarro. "I'll be ready for Opening Day, for sure, and I'm just happy to be here with this organization that's been helping me out."
Arozarena (wrist) is in the lineup for Saturday's spring game against the Twins, according to Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network.
Arozarena got a few days off to give his sore left wrist time to heal, but he is ready to get back on the field. Arozarena declared himself ready for Opening Day, so barring any setbacks, expect him to be on the field when the regular season gets underway.
Rays manager Kevin Cash said he's targeting Saturday's game against the Twins for Arozarena's (hand/forearm) return to the spring lineup, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Tampa Bay is just exercising some caution with Arozarena's usage late in spring training, as the outfielder has been battling what Cash described as minor hand and forearm soreness in recent days. So long as Arozarena is back on the field by the weekend, his availability for the April 1 season opener versus the Marlins won't be in question.
Rays manager Kevin Cash suggested that Arozarena was held out of the lineup for Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins due to minor soreness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "He's just got some some hand, forearm, everything tightness, soreness," Cash said of Arozarena. "He likes to hit. So the only way to prevent him from hitting is to tell him that he's not allowed to go in the cage and not play him."
Cash intimated that Arozarena is getting a maintenance day, but his status nonetheless remains worthy of tracking heading into Opening Day. After a star-making postseason run for the Rays, Arozarena has yet to carry over that success to the spring. Through 12 games, Arozarena has slashed .250/.273/.313 with no home runs and a stolen base.
Arozarena is 2-for-6 with an RBI across his first four Grapefruit League games.
Last year's October hero has only a pair of singles on the board entering Sunday's action, but the long ball will likely come in time for the prodigious Arozarena. After a somewhat eventful offseason on a personal level, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports the talented 26-year-old arrived in spring camp in excellent shape and with zero signs of last fall's meteoric success affecting his approach. "It's the same guy," manager Kevin Cash said. "It's not like he's come in after a big month in the postseason and said, 'This is my routine, this is how I'm going to go about it.' He's very loose with willing to try everything. Very accommodating. You watch him, he talks to everybody. People enjoy talking to him."
Arozarena will enter spring training with extremely elevated expectations after he followed up a solid 2020 regular season with a record-setting postseason, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Arozarena did himself no favors in a sense after monopolizing the postseason spotlight last October, hitting .377 with 10 home runs, 14 RBI and a 1.273 OPS across 20 games. The Cuban slugger did have some tumult this offseason due to a family dispute in Mexico, but he was subsequently cleared of all charges and therefore enters spring training with the incident likely behind him altogether. Arozarena is penciled in as the Rays' starting left fielder heading into the new season, and Topkin notes it will be interesting to see how the 25-year-old handles the substantial expectations the fall tear prompted. One particularly intriguing aspect of Arozarena's game to monitor will be his power stroke , as his combined 17 home runs across 162 plate appearances over the regular season and postseason in 2020 were an atypical feat for a player who'd previously topped out at 12 round trippers (283 plate appearances) back at Triple-A Memphis in 2019 while with the Cardinals organization.
Arozarena was released by authorities after a judge determined there was not enough evidence to pursue charges after a custody dispute involving his young daughter and her mother, Yucatan newspaper PorEsto! reports.
It sounds like this may be the conclusion of the legal aspect of this off-field incident involving Arozarena. He was originally detained after he allegedly attempted to take his daughter away from her mother and assaulted the woman's father. MLB is also investigating the situation and it is unclear what stage that investigation is in.
Arozarena was detained in Mexico on Tuesday following a domestic incident, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Arozarena allegedly attempted to take his daughter away from her mother and assaulted the woman's father. MLB is investigating the matter and could potentially issue him a suspension under the league's domestic violence policy depending on its findings.
Arozarena went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Tuesday in a loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the World Series.
The 25-year-old wrapped up an incredible postseason in impressive fashion, as the home run was his 10th of the playoffs, an MLB record. He slashed .377/.442/.831 overall during the postseason and has likely solidified himself as a mainstay in the heart of the Tampa Bay lineup heading into 2021. Arozarena's late-season star turn was a pleasant surprise for the Rays, as the team likely wasn't counting on him to be much more than a fourth outfielder after a positive COVID-19 test sidelined him for all of summer camp and delayed his Tampa Bay debut until Aug. 30.
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