Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 2 weeks ago

Jennings (knee) has no timetable to return but is at least feeling better, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Per Rays manager Kevin Cash, "He said he's feeling good, the swelling's gone down, he's seeing progress, so that's a great sign." No timetable is worrying for those who hoped Jennings can come back on his first day of eligibility, but he shouldn't need too much rehab time in the minors.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 3 weeks ago

Jennings was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to left knee bursitis.

Jennings had missed six straight contests while dealing with the ailment, so the stint could be backdated as far as April 26 if the team chooses to. David DeJesus and Brandon Guyer have been filling in as the primary left fielders with Jennings on the shelf, and should both see similar roles over the next week. The Rays also called up outfielder Joey Butler in a corresponding move, and he'll provide further depth at the position.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 3 weeks ago

Jennings (knee) could be placed on the disabled list, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

Jennings was scratched prior to Saturday's game after manager Kevin Cash saw him run in warm-ups. While there's no confirmation of that yet, it could come at some point over the next couple days if it's indeed required.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 3 weeks ago

Jennings' knee is still sore and he was a very late scratch Saturday, the Tampa Tribune's R. Mooney reports.

He was listed as the team's DH when lineups were announced but then at game time it became clear that he was not in the lineup. Tim Beckham got the start instead at DH. This was a rare instance where those who used Jennings in daily leagues were just plain out of luck. His knee injury is obviously still an issue and he should be considered day-to-day going forward.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 3 weeks ago

Jennings (knee) will serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth Saturday against the Orioles, Jim Hunter of MASN Sports reports.

Jennings will step back in to the lineup, as expected, after missing five games with a sore knee. It's uncertain, however, when he may be cleared to return to the field. Jennings is batting .222/.306/.238 with one extra-base hit (a double) and five stolen bases through 18 games this season (72 plate appearances).

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 3 weeks ago

Jennings (knee) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Manager Kevin Cash indicated Friday that he will play Saurday, but will DH and receive some off days as until his knee fully recovers. He'll get another off day Friday, with Brandon Guyer starting in left field and batting eighth for the Rays.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 3 weeks ago

Jennings (knee) is not in the lineup Friday against the Orioles, Steve Carney of the 620 AM WDAE reports.

Jennings hasn't officially been ruled out for the weekend series, but it wouldn't be surprising if he missed the three game set. Brandon Guyer will continue to start in right field in his absence, batting eight for the Rays on Friday.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 3 weeks ago

Jennings (knee) will see a doctor in St. Petersburg on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said the team is optimistic that Jennings will be able to play during the weekend series with Baltimore, but the turf at Tropicana Field could prove to be problematic. If Jennings is limited during the weekend series, Brandon Guyer will continue to see an increased role.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 3 weeks ago

Jennings (knee) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Yankees and may not play again until next week, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

Jennings is still nursing a sore knee, and the Rays are playing at home this weekend following a team off day Thursday, so the team may opt to continue holding him out so that he does not aggravate his injury while playing on turf. Expect Brandon Guyer and Kevin Kiermaier to continue seeing most of the action in left field and center field until Jennings is ready to return.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 4 weeks ago

Jennings (knee) is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

Jennings is out of the lineup for a third straight game, and he hasn't made an appearance off the bench since exiting Saturday's contest against the Blue Jays because of the knee injury. He can still be considered day-to-day, while David DeJesus will start Tuesday's game in left field.