David DeJesus LF/DH TB 4 days ago

DeJesus is not in the lineup Thursday against the Indians, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

DeJesus has made seven straight starts for the Rays, but will sit Thursday with lefty Corey Kluber on the mound for Cleveland. Joey Butler will move over to left field, while Grady Sizemore will serve as the DH and bat cleanup. DeJesus has just one hit in seven at-bats against southpaws this season, showing that this move is typical for manager Kevin Cash.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 2 weeks ago

DeJesus is back in the lineup Friday against Cleveland.

DeJesus was out of the lineup Thursday, but came on to knock a pinch-hit, RBI triple in the sixth inning to put the Rays up by 5-3. He'll bat cleanup Friday against right-hander Carlos Carrasco.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 3 weeks ago

DeJesus is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

DeJesus will unsurprisingly find himself out of the lineup with a left-handed starting for the opposition in Chris Sale. The 35-year-old outfielder has seen just three at-bats against lefties this season, compared to 143 against right-handers.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 1 month ago

DeJesus is out of the lineup Friday.

The Rays are up against another lefty so DeJesus will start the game on the bench. Brandon Guyer will start in left field with Joey Butler slotting in as the designated hitter.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 1 month ago

DeJesus is out of the lineup for Thursday's game in Seattle, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

The Rays are facing a lefty for a third straight game, and they're scheduled to face seven more southpaws over the next 10 contests. We won't be seeing much of DeJesus until mid-June.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 1 month ago

DeJesus is out of the lineup Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

With lefty C.J. Wilson on the mound for the Angels the Rays will opt to get a righty-heavy lineup in for Tuesday's game. It is possible that DeJesus will sit again Wednesday with lefty Hector Santiago getting the ball for the Halos. Joey Butler and Brandon Guyer will get starts at designated hitter and left field, respectively, Tuesday.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 1 month ago

DeJesus is out of Saturday's lineup against the Orioles, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

While it's not crazy the 35-year-old DeJesus is getting a day off, it is curious that middle infielder Tim Beckham is getting the start at designated hitter while Joey Butler takes left field. There were previous reports of DeJesus taking groundballs at first, but the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that Kevin Cash won't be playing DeJesus there any time soon. Instead, they'll go with career middle infielder Jake Elmore.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 1 month ago

DeJesus was taking throws at first base prior to Tuesday's game, 620 WDAE's Steve Carney reports.

Tim Beckham was also taking throws at first base as the Rays appear to be getting a little creative in a search to replace James Loney (finger) in the short term. DeJesus already sees a lot of action at DH and in the outfield for Tampa Bay, but some starts at first base could add another position of eligibility for his owners to utilize.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 1 month ago

DeJesus is not in the lineup Monday against the Mariners, Shannon Drayer of ESPN reports.

DeJesus will take a seat after starting the last two games, giving way to Jake Elmore in left field as Joey Butler handles DH duties versus Seattle left Roenis Elias.

David DeJesus LF/DH TB 1 month ago

DeJesus is out of the lineup Friday.

Joey Butler will get the start in left with Logan Forsythe starting at DH on Friday. The A's are starting southpaw Scott Kazmir so it makes sense that DeJesus (also a lefty) will start Friday's game on the bench.