Brosseau (oblique) will bat sixth and play third base Friday against the Phillies, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
An oblique issue has kept Brosseau on the shelf since Saturday. Despite primarily being an option against lefties this season, he'll start Friday even with righty Vince Velasquez on the hill for Philadelphia.
Brosseau is dealing with some oblique tightness but is available off the bench Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Manager Kevin Cash said Sunday the 26-year-old was "a little banged up," and he hasn't seen the field since Saturday. The oblique issue doesn't appear to be a serious concern since Brosseau is available off the bench.
Manager Kevin Cash said Brosseau is "a little banged up" and is receiving the day off Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It's unclear when the issue first cropped up as Brosseau started the past three games and went 2-for-9 with two walks and one stolen base. He doesn't appear to have a serious injury, so the 26-year-old should return to his regular role within a couple days.
Brosseau went 0-for-2 with a walk, a hit by pitch, a stolen base and a run during win over the Orioles in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday.
Brosseau and Nate Lowe were both in the lineup for the nightcap of the twin bill, with the former drawing the start at the keystone and Lowe handling first-base duties. Brosseau made the most of a hitless performance from a fantasy perspective, and he retains an impressive .314/.388/.600 line that, combined with his defensive versatility and hamstring injuries to both Ji-Man Choi and Yandy Diaz, is affording him semi-regular playing time of late.
Brosseau, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday, is projected to handle most first base duties against left-handed pitching for the rest of the season in the wake of Ji-Man Choi's (hamstring) placement on the injured list, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Brosseau is already enjoying an excellent season with the bat, slashing .317/.371/.635 across 70 plate appearances. It appears he'll have a chance to now see at least a slight boost in playing time in light of Choi's projected absence the rest of the season, although he'll be sharing duties with Nate Lowe.
Brosseau went 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored Wednesday against the Yankees.
Brosseau capped off a big first inning for the Rays, slugging a two-run home run to put the team up 4-0. He followed that up with a solo shot in the fourth inning, collecting his fifth homer of the campaign. Brosseau is limited to getting at-bats mostly against left-handed pitching, but he has hit well when given the chance as he's now hitting .327/.379/.692 across 58 plate appearances.
Brosseau entered Wednesday's win over the Yankees as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning and delivered a go-ahead RBI single in his only at-bat.
Brosseau's clutch hit plated Brandon Lowe to snap a 2-2 tie and give the Rays a lead they wouldn't relinquish. The 26-year-old is enjoying a highly successful tenure at the big-league level since snagging a roster spot coming out of summer camp, as he's now slashing .387/.441/.774 with three doubles, three home runs and six RBI across his first 34 plate appearances over 17 games.
Brosseau went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 8-2 win over the Red Sox.
Getting the start at second base and hitting leadoff with southpaw Martin Perez on the mound for Boston, Brosseau immediately rewarded manager Kevin Cash's decision with a leadoff homer. The 26-year-old has been impressive in his platoon role to begin the season, going 9-for-24 (.375) with six of the hits going for extra bases (three doubles, three home runs) plus five RBI. His inconsistent playing time limits his fantasy value to DFS formats and leagues with daily moves, but Brosseau is making an impact when he is in the lineup.
Brosseau went 2-for-4 with a home run, double, two RBI and a run scored Sunday against the Yankees.
Brosseau drew the start at second base with left-hander James Paxton on the mound. He came through, popping a two-run home run against Paxton in the seventh frame for his second home run of the season. Two innings later, he led off with a double before being thrown out at third base on a fielder's choice. Brosseau earns playing time almost exclusively against southpaws, and four of his six hits have gone for extra bases in 20 plate appearances to this point in the campaign.
Brosseau will start at third base and bat second Sunday against the Rays.
After beating out Daniel Robertson in summer camp for the final spot on the Rays' bench, Brosseau has settled in as the team's top right-hitting reserve infielder. Though he's been limited to just eight plate appearances thus far, Brosseau had his best game of the season Saturday while drawing a start against Orioles southpaw Wade LeBlanc, going 2-for-3 with a solo home run. He'll pick up another start in the series finale with Baltimore bringing another southpaw (Tommy Milone) to the hill.
Brosseau's chances of a roster spot will likely come down to how many pitchers manager Kevin Cash opts to carry to start the season, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
The versatile infielder generated a solid .273/.319/.462 line across 51 games at the big-league level last season before hitting an impressive .348 in Grapefruit League play this spring. However, in projecting the Rays' Opening Day roster, Toribio sees Brosseau as much likelier to garner a spot if Cash opts to keep 16 pitchers. If he opts for one additional arm, it could well come down to Brosseau or Daniel Robertson for the final bench spot, with the latter also offering plenty of defensive versatility and more big-league experience but not having as much recent offensive success as the former.
Brosseau, who is part of the Rays' 60-man player pool that will report to summer camp, retains a legitimate opportunity to secure a spot on the 30-man Opening Day roster due to his versatility, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Brosseau actually has plenty going for him offensively in addition to his ability to play all four infield and both corner outfield spots. The 26-year-old slashed a solid .273/.319/.462 over his first 142 plate big-league plate appearances in 2019, and he followed those numbers up with a .348 average (8-for-23) across 13 Grapefruit League contests before spring training was suspended. Given the extra four slots available to manager Kevin Cash over the first two weeks of the season, Brosseau's all-around skill set could be enough to garner him a spot on the Opening Day roster.
The Rays optioned Brosseau to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
With a .781 OPS in 142 plate appearances during his first taste of the big leagues in 2019, Brosseau certainly didn't look out of place on an MLB roster, but he was simply caught up in a numbers game in the infield. The demotions of Brosseau and Nate Lowe to the minors likely leaves room for one of Joey Wendle or Daniel Robertson to make the Opening Day roster as a utility man.
Brosseau is 3-for-6 with a home run, three RBI, two walks and three runs across eight plate appearances over four Grapefruit League games.
The 25-year-old slashed a solid .273/.319/.462 with 13 extra-base hits (seven doubles, six home runs) and 16 RBI across 142 plate appearances in what was his first taste of big-league action last season. Despite his serviceable numbers, Brosseau was ultimately left off the ALDS roster, and he faces a potentially formidable challenge in securing an Opening Day roster spot with the likes of Joey Wendle and Daniel Robertson also vying for a utility infield role.
Brosseau is not on the Rays' ALDS roster.
Brosseau started in the wild-card round with lefty Sean Manaea on the mound. He'll lose out against the Astros and their righty-heavy rotation. Fellow right-handed bat Daniel Robertson also failed to make the cut, with lefty Eric Sogard (foot) making the roster instead.
Brosseau will start Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game against the Athletics, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Brosseau starts at second base and bats ninth as the Rays load up on righties against lefty starter Sean Manaea. Tampa Bay will carry a six-man bench, so Brosseau is at risk of being lifted for a lefty later in the game.
Brosseau is on the Rays' wild-card roster.
Brosseau posted a solid .273/.319/.462 slash line in 51 games this season, but the Rays have a number of somewhat interchangeable infielders, so there was no guarantee that he'd make the squad. The Rays will carry several right-handed hitters against lefty Sean Manaea, with Brosseau, Yandy Diaz and Daniel Robertson all making the cut.
Brosseau will be recalled by the Rays on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The 25-year-old utility man has looked good through his first 43 career games, hitting .282/.321/.484 while filling in at six different positions. The expanded September rosters could mean that a regular role is hard to come by, but Brosseau should still find himself in the lineup occasionally down the stretch.
Brosseau was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brosseau has been a useful utility man this season, hitting .282/.321/.484 in 43 games, featuring mainly against lefties. The Rays will add Jose De Leon as an extra bullpen arm in a corresponding move, though Brosseau should return in early September after rosters expand.
Brosseau is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Brosseau entered the lineup at second base for the past two games with the Rays facing left-handed starting pitchers, but he'll head to the bench with righty Dylan Bundy on the bump for Baltimore in the series finale. The rookie, who slugged his second home run of August on Saturday and is batting .277 on the month, should continue to serve in a short-side platoon role for the Rays for the foreseeable future.
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