Logan Forsythe 1B/2B/DH TB 6 days ago

Forsythe is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Forsythe has started 11 of the first 12 games of the season for manager Kevin Cash, but will take a seat Sunday in favor of Tim Beckham, who is 7-for-28 at the plate with two homers to start the year. Cash will likely continue to give Beckham the occasional spot start as long has he can provide surprising power, but consider Forsythe the primary second baseman until further notice.

Logan Forsythe 1B/2B/DH TB 2 weeks ago

Forsythe is not in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

With Nick Franklin dealing with an oblique injury, Forsythe has been penciled in as the team's starting second baseman but he'll yield that responsibility to Tim Beckham Monday. It's Forsythe's first day off of the season, as he's 4-for-21 with a homer in six games.

Logan Forsythe 1B/2B/DH TB 3 weeks ago

Forsythe will get his first start of the season Tuesday, but surprisingly it will come at first base, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

James Loney was scratched from the lineup after tweaking his side during batting practice, allowing Forsythe to get the start at first. Typically his best chance to get in the Rays' lineup will be as a second baseman until Nick Franklin is healthy, but so far those at-bats have gone to Tim Beckham.

Logan Forsythe 1B/2B/DH TB 1 month ago

Forsythe is expected to receive most of the starts at second base with Nick Franklin (oblique) expected to miss the beginning of the season, Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Forsythe is expected to platoon with Nick Franklin when he's healthy, but should be part of the everyday lineup to begin the season. He's also gotten in some work at first base in spring, but the Rays are reportedly exploring John Jaso as an option there once again, with Juan Francisco also available.

Logan Forsythe 1B/2B/DH TB 1 month ago

Forsythe is positioned in a platoon -- where he'll start against lefties -- at second base with Nick Franklin to begin the year, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

It's hardly surprising that the Rays will play the matchups at the position, given that Franklin is an unproven bat against big league pitching. One of Tim Beckham, Jake Elmore, or Alexei Casilla will make the roster as a sixth infielder to provide additional depth.

Logan Forsythe 1B/2B/DH TB 3 months ago

Forsythe agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Rays on Friday, Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Forsythe heads into 2015 as a projected bench player following multiple offseason acquisitions. He played in 110 games last season, batting .223/.287/.329 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 301 at-bats. His numbers figure to take a hit in the upcoming season barring an injury to one of the projected starters.

Logan Forsythe 1B/2B/DH TB 8 months ago

Forsythe went 1-for-4 in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He'll continue to start against lefties, which was the case Saturday with Mark Buehrle on the hill for Toronto. For the season, Forsythe's .245/.299/.359 leaves plenty to be desired, and it's somewhat surprising that he's given opportunities to hit in the middle of the order for some of his spot starts, as he's produced in line with a bottom-third option thus far.

Logan Forsythe 1B/2B/DH TB 9 months ago

Logan Forsythe went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Forsythe's 15th RBI of the year proved enough for David Price and company, as his second-inning hit drove in the first run of the game. Forsythe has become a regular in Rays manager Joe Maddon's lineup in recent weeks, but he's hitting just .243/.291/.344 overall and should be left alone in fantasy leagues.

Logan Forsythe 1B/2B/DH TB 10 months ago

Logan Forsythe went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Forsythe, starting at second base with Ben Zobrist handling shortstop, got the Rays on the scoreboard with an RBI single in the fourth inning. In his past four games, Forsythe is 9-for-16 with three runs scored and six RBI. While he's hot and Yunel Escobar is on the disabled list, Forsythe is a worthwhile add in AL-only leagues.

Logan Forsythe 1B/2B/DH TB 10 months ago

Logan Forsythe singled in Brandon Guyer in the top of the 12th inning as the Rays beat the Yankees 4-3 on Monday.

It was Forsythe's second hit of the night. He's gone 7-for-12 with two homers and two walks in his last three games, and he hit .315 overall in June. Forsythe has been a part-time player for the Rays so far, but there's a good chance he'll finish it as an everyday guy, possibly as the result of a Ben Zobrist trade. That might not make him an asset in 10- or 12-team mixed leagues, but those in 14- and 16-teamers should think about picking him up.