Brandon Guyer OF/DH TB 2 days ago

Guyer went 2-for-4 with a double in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The part-time veteran stayed hot in his first start since April 22, and is now slashing .355/.474/.484 through 31 at-bats this season. Guyer has managed multi-hit outings in his last three starts, and continues to serve as an excellent platoon option against left-handed pitching.

Brandon Guyer OF/DH TB 3 days ago

Guyer is in the lineup and batting seventh for Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This will be Guyer's first start since April 22, when he went 1-for-5 with one RBI against the Yankees. The 30-year-old is hitting .333 with one home run and three RBI in 11 games this season.

Brandon Guyer OF/DH TB 1 week ago

Guyer was 2-for-3 with two runs scored in Thursday's 12-8 victory over the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The right-handed hitting outfielder continues to make the most of his opportunities in 2016, now having tallied six hits in his last nine at-bats during games in which he's started. Guyer doesn't has one homer on the season but no other extra-base hits, yet has managed a .381/.536/.524 line over 21 at-bats.

Brandon Guyer OF/DH TB 2 weeks ago

Guyer got the start Sunday, playing right field and hitting second, and went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The four hits in a game were a career high for Guyer and tripled his output on the young season. While his platoon role for the Rays limits his upside in the counting stats, Guyer could end up with a solid slash line given his career .278/.369/.447 performance against left-handed pitching.

Brandon Guyer OF/DH TB 1 month ago

Guyer went 2-for-3 with a single and solo homer in Friday's 6-1 spring loss to the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The reserve outfielder's bat remained hot, as he blasted his second homer in the bottom of the seventh on a full-count pitch from Kevin Jepsen. Guyer's torrid spring consists of a .500 average (9-for-18) with two homers and five RBI. Guyer's ability to play all three outfield positions should garner him a decent level of playing time in 2016, and an opportunity to once again make solid contributions in extra-base hits, homers, RBI and stolen bases. The 30-year-old posted a .260/.338/.393 line last season, tallying 21 doubles, six homers, 28 RBI and 10 stolen bases over 332 at-bats.

Brandon Guyer OF/DH TB 4 months ago

Guyer agreed to a one-year, $1.185 million deal with the Rays on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Guyer brings defensive versatility to the Rays with his ability to play all three outfield spots. At the dish, he demonstrated a solid ability to get on base with a .379 OBP when batting leadoff with the Rays last season (61 games). He'll likely carve out a platoon role in left field this upcoming season.

Brandon Guyer OF/DH TB 7 months ago

Guyer is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Guyer will receive the day off Wednesday following a 1-for-4 night at the dish with two strikeouts Tuesday. John Jaso will replace him in left field, leading off for the Rays.

Brandon Guyer OF/DH TB 8 months ago

Guyer will leadoff against the Tigers on Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With lefty Randy Wolf on the mound for the Tigers, Guyer will take over in left field for Grady Sizemore --- a tactic the platoon-conscious Rays have deployed often throughout the season. Guyer has been effective against lefties this year, slashing .280/.441/.836 with five homers and 17 RBI in 143 at-bats this season.

Brandon Guyer OF/DH TB 8 months ago

Guyer went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Guyer primarily enters the lineup as the leadoff hitter against left-handed pitching for the platoon-conscious Rays, an arrangement that worked out successfully Sunday with the Royals starting Danny Duffy. The outfielder took Duffy deep for his sixth homer of the season, upping his line against southpaws to an impressive .273/.393/.439.

Brandon Guyer OF/DH TB 8 months ago

Guyer is not in the lineup Friday against the Royals, Steve Carney of WDAE 620 AM reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Desmond Jennings hitting the disabled list with a knee injury, Guyer could be in line to see more regular playing time. He drew the start Thursday in right field, but he'll take a seat for Friday's contest as Daniel Nava will fill in at right field and Grady Sizemore in left.