Brandon Guyer OF TB 3 hours ago

Guyer is out of the lineup Friday against the Orioles.

Kevin Kiermaier and Steven Souza are both healthy enough to take the field Friday and David DeJesus will also be deployed in the outfield with Joey Butler serving as the DH. Guyer has been playing quite a bit and has a seven-game hitting streak going, but he has zero extra-base hits in his last eight games.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 6 days ago

Guyer shined again from the leadoff spot, going 2-for-3 in Friday's win over the Athletics.

Guyer is now up to a .289/.375/.422 line with five steals, which is pretty ideal for a leadoff man. Friday's game illustrated his major limitation though, when the Rays swapped him out for lefty David DeJesus. Guyer pretty much only sees the leadoff spot against a left-handed starter and is going to have massively limited value as long as the Rays keep him in that role. Curiously, he actually has a higher batting average against righties (.293 to .286).

Brandon Guyer OF TB 4 weeks ago

Guyer is not in the lineup Monday against the Red Sox, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

Guyer has been seeing regular starts with Desmond Jennings out with an injury and has managed a .259/.369/.407 slash line, but will get the day off for the second time in three games. David DeJesus will start in left while Joey Butler will be tabbed as the DH.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 1 month ago

Guyer blew up for four RBI and a home run from the lead-off spot in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Guyer had three total RBI and no home runs going into this game, so to say this was unexpected would be an understatement. Definitely don't expect him to put numbers like these, but he's still rocking a .380 OBP, which the Rays will definitely take from the leadoff spot.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 1 month ago

Guyer will start in left field and bat leadoff Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

Guyer will slot in atop the order for the second time this season as Kevin Kiermaier sits against lefty Daniel Norris. While Guyer has gotten off to a 2-for-11 start to 2015, he owns a .260/.3221/.396 career line against southpaws.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 2 months ago

Guyer will bat leadoff and start in left field Tuesday night against Wei-Yin Chen and the Orioles, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

Guyer replaces Kevin Kiermaier in the outfield against southpaws, with Desmond Jennings sliding over to center to accommodate the slower of his two outfield mates. While Guyer could be a regular in the leadoff role against lefties, the Rays aren't scheduled to face another one until next Wednesday in Toronto.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 2 months ago

Guyer (ankle) has a pair of multi-hit games since returning to the lineup from an ankle injury last week.

He'll likely break camp as platoon option, splitting time between the outfield and DH. Now 29 years old, Guyer's prospect status faded a few years ago, but the Rays may be able to maximize his value by using him predominantly against left-handed pitching.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 2 months ago

Guyer (ankle) will serve as the designated hitter in one of the Rays' minor-league games Friday, Steve Carney of WDAE 620 AM reports.

Guyer has been tending to a mild ankle sprain the last few days, but it doesn't seem to be anything that will jeopardize his availability for Opening Day. If the Rays decide to keep five outfielders, Guyer should be viewed as the frontrunner to claim that final spot.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 2 months ago

Guyer (sprained ankle) sat out Monday's exhibition game and hopes to get some at-bats in minor league camp later this week, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

Guyer is slated to get six-to-nine at-bats in minor-league camp Wednesday after being sidelined with a mild ankle sprain. He is a depth piece for the Rays, and therefore doesn't carry a ton of fantasy potential in standard mixed leagues.

Brandon Guyer OF TB 2 months ago

Guyer (oblique) played center field and went 1-for-2 in Wednesday's spring training win over Toronto.

Guyer suffered a strain in the area of his lat/oblique in the first week of March and had been sidelined since. It looks like he'll be healthy enough to compete for a bench spot before Opening Day.