Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 2 days ago

Jennings (knee) hopes to begin a rehab assignment by August, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Jennings underwent a knee scope in early-June, and although he says his knee feels fine at this point, the outfielder has yet to be cleared for baseball activities. A late-season return remains optimistic at this point, as there are simply too many variables and potential obstacles in play.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 6 days ago

Jennings (knee) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday, Steve Carney of WDAE 620 AM reports.

Jennings isn't expected to return until at least mid-August after undergoing a knee scope earlier in June, so the 60-day DL move won't alter his recovery timetable. Instead, it will allow the Rays to open up a roster spot for the recently signed Grady Sizmore, who had his contract purchased from High-A Charlotte ahead of Sunday's game against Boston.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 3 weeks ago

Jennings (knee) is expected to miss eight weeks from undergoing arthroscopic surgery Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jennings has been out since April 25, but will now be out until mid-August. Brandon Guyer and David DeJesus will likely see the majority of the playing time in left field in place of Jennings.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 4 weeks ago

Jennings (knee) will have arthroscopic surgery Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Things have seemingly been trending in this direction for quite some time; Jennings hasn't played in a game since Apr. 25, and he recently visited with a knee specialist in Colorado. He can now safely be ruled out through the All-Star break, but the Rays presumably hope to have him back at some point in the second half of the season. Until then, the Rays will continue to cover Jennings' absence with a slew of outfielders.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 1 month ago

Jennings is slated to visit a knee specialist in Colorado, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jennings took some at-bats in an extended spring training game Monday after a nearly month-long shutdown period, but the knee was still an issue. The Rays seemingly want to get a better idea of how the knee is healing before determining the next step for Jennings, and thus, he remains in a holding pattern in regards to a possible return timetable.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 1 month ago

Jennings (knee) batted in extended spring training Monday, but "still felt something," according to Rays manager Kevin Cash, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Jennings has been out since early May due to bursitis in his left knee, and while it's good that he was able to take a few at-bats, it doesn't sound like he's close to heading out on a rehab assignment just yet. Brandon Guyer will continue to see regular time in Tampa's outfield while Jennings remains out.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 1 month ago

Jennings (knee) is "getting closer" to participating in baseball activities but there is still no timetable for a rehab assignment, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

He has played catch and taken some dry swings, but probably remains at least a few weeks away from going on a rehab assignment. Brandon Guyer is in a good position to see very regular playing time in the coming weeks with Jennings out.

Desmond Jennings LF/CF TB 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.