James Loney 1B TB 15 hours ago

Loney (oblique) fielded grounders Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

An oblique injury resulted in a DL stint for Loney, the first of his decade-long career, but it seems he's making steady progress. Manager Kevin Cash said earlier in the week that Loney should be ready close to his earliest possible activation date of April 22.

James Loney 1B TB 2 weeks ago

Loney (upper body) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Loney injured his side during a batting practice session Tuesday, and it appears the issue is serious enough to require a DL stint. The club selected the contract of Allan Dykstra to take his place on the 25-man roster.

James Loney 1B TB 2 weeks ago

Loney is hopeful that he'll return in a couple of days after being a late scratch from the lineup Tuesday due to right side soreness, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The good news here is that Loney didn't suffer an oblique injury, as those ailments generally take a few weeks to fully heal. Logan Forsythe homered upon replacing Loney in the lineup Tuesday night against Baltimore.

James Loney 1B TB 2 weeks ago

Loney was scratched from Tuesday's lineup after tweaking his right side, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

He suffered the minor injury during batting practice and the team says he was removed from the lineup for precautionary reasons. Logan Forsythe will replace him at first base Tuesday. Consider Loney day-to-day for now.

James Loney 1B TB 1 month ago

Loney has gone 6-of-21 with two doubles so far through eight spring games and does not seem to have any threats to his potential playing time heading into 2015.

Loney has produced a solid .294/.342/.404 slash over the past two seasons as the Rays' regular first baseman, playing in 158 and 155 games respectively. The nine-year veteran appears to be on track to do the same in 2015, as he heads into the second year of a three-year, $21 million contract.

James Loney 1B TB 7 months ago

Loney is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Loney will get a rest as Sean Rodriguez fills in at first in his place. He had started seven games in a row before Wednesday, adding eight hits in that time.

James Loney 1B TB 7 months ago

Loney is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

Loney will get a day off as the Rays go with a right-heavy lineup against Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle. Sean Rodriguez will get the start at first base in Loney's place.

James Loney 1B TB 7 months ago

Loney went 4-for-6 with a solo homer and one run scored in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Orioles.

After scuffling through a 3-for-21 skid over his previous six games, Loney broke out for his first four-hit effort of the season Sunday afternoon. The 30-year-old first baseman has been a consistent contributor here in 2014 for the Rays, as he leads the team in both hits (154) and batting average (.286).

James Loney 1B TB 7 months ago

Loney is out of the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Loney will be out of the lineup for the first time since Aug. 23, after starting the previous 11 games at first base for the Rays. It's hard to argue with the decision, since Loney is batting just 6-for-24 (.250) over his career against Blue Jays lefty Mark Buehrle, who will take the hill Thursday. Sean Rodriguez will step into the lineup in Loney's stead.

James Loney 1B TB 8 months ago

Loney went 1-for-4 with a double, one RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 7-0 win over the Red Sox.

Loney has now gone 7-for-19 during a modest five game hitting streak, as the 30-year-old first baseman continues to swing one of the most consistent bats in the Rays' lineup this season.