David DeJesus LF/DH TB 3 days ago

DeJesus is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

With left-handed Wade Miley taking the bump for Boston, it's no surprise to see DeJesus out of the lineup. The veteran outfielder has yet to get an at-bat against a southpaw this season, despite crushing right-handers to the tune of a .417/.481/.625 slash line through 24 at-bats. Given DeJesus' ugly track record against lefties, he'll likely stick in the strict platoon role all season.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 1 week ago

DeJesus is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

DeJesus is off to nice start this season (6-for-14 with a homer) but manager Kevin Cash will play the matchups with a lefty in Daniel Norris on the hill for Toronto, something the skipper figures to do all year long. There is not a single lefty-only bat in the Rays' lineup Tuesday.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 2 weeks ago

DeJesus went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the Rays' win over the Marlins on Sunday.

With John Jaso (wrist) on the disabled list and still unable to swing a bat, DeJesus could see an uptick in playing time over the coming weeks, specifically against right-handed starters. In the two games he's played thus far, DeJesus has been used in the leadoff spot and in the No. 2 hole, which should enable him to generate plenty of runs scored if he's able to hold down one of those spots. It's reasonable to think that DeJesus would have started more games during the weekend series if the Rays had not been on the road in Miami without the flexibility of the DH spot. DeJesus may see as many as five starts in the upcoming week, as the Rays will match up with a pair of AL East rivals.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 2 months ago

DeJesus left Friday's spring training game after getting hit on the hand by a pitch, The Tampa Tribune's R. Mooney reports.

It was his second at-bat of the exhibition, so it was probably his last at-bat of the day anyway. There is no word on whether it is being labeled an actual injury, or if the team was just being cautious, so continue to monitor his status in the coming days.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 8 months ago

DeJesus (hand) was activated from the disabled list Monday and is in the starting lineup as the designated hitter, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

DeJesus was expected to be activated Monday with the rosters expanding in September. He was placed on the disabled list in June, and is return date kept getting pushed back from July and August into September.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 8 months ago

DeJesus (hand) is not likely to return to the Rays until Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Though he has gone 4-for-12 during the last four games for High-A Charlotte, it appears that DeJesus (hand) will not return to the Rays' lineup until after rosters expand for September. In the midst of a solid campaign, the 34-year-old veteran originally hit the DL back on June 18 after putting up a .901 OPS over his previous 40 games. DeJesus will definitely be looking for a strong finish to 2014.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 8 months ago

DeJesus (hand) went 1-for-2 while playing five innings at High-A Charlotte on Friday.

He's in the lineup for Charlotte again Friday, with the hope of being ready to return to the Rays within the next week.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 8 months ago

DeJesus took batting practice Tuesday, after which he relayed that his hand felt "fine," Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports

On Wednesday, DeJesus is expected to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte. He believes that he'll be able to return to the Rays next week at some point, when he'd supply outfield depth.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 8 months ago

DeJesus will wait a few more days to begin his rehab assignment due to hand soreness, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.

DeJesus was originally scheduled to begin his rehab assignment on Saturday, but some mild soreness will push back this timetable. It doesn't appear to be a major setback, as the delay is only expected to last a couple days. He hasn't seen action for the Rays since June 18, but remains hopeful he'll see the field in the majors before the season is over.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 8 months ago

DeJesus (hand) is slated to begin a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Rays on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

A fractured left hand sent DeJesus to the shelf in mid-June, but he's finally on the verge of returning to game action. The plan is for DeJesus to play in just two games in the GCL before advancing to the club's High-A affiliate in Charlotte. Barring a setback, he could return to the major league team by late next week.