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Desmond Jennings was a big part of the Rays' offense on Wednesday, going 3-for-5 with a walk and two stolen bases in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.

Jennings has now stolen three bases in as many attempts and boosted his average up to .302 with Wednesday's effort. The groin discomfort he has been dealing with didn't seem to be an impediment.

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Desmond Jennings (groin) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Twins.

Jennings sat out Saturday and Sunday due to groin discomfort, but he's feeling good enough to give things a go on Tuesday. He's hitting leadoff and playing center field.

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Desmond Jennings will be limited to pinch-hitting duties on Saturday and Sunday due to groin discomfort.

Jennings is aiming to return to the Rays' starting lineup for Tuesday's series-opener against the Twins. He has a cool .825 OPS in 17 games this season.

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Desmond Jennings is not in the Rays starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Reds.

It's simply a day of rest for Jennings. Kevin Kiermaier will make his first career start in center field and hit sixth for the Rays.

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Desmond Jennings finished 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

Jennings opened the game's scoring with a solo shot in the top of the fourth inning and plated Brandon Guyer on a double in the top of the ninth. He boasts an .871 OPS through 10 games played this season.

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Desmond Jennings went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, an RBI, and a stolen base against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Jennings has been solid in the first two games of the regular season, logging four hits, including two doubles, in seven at-bats. Last season, he had 30-plus doubles, nearly 15 home runs, and 20 stolen bases. If he can reprise the performance, he'll be a valuable fantasy option.

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Desmond Jennings went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a walk against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Jennings looks noticeably stronger after adding weight over the winter, yet it hasn't stopped him from swiping three bases this spring. He could be a really nice fantasy outfielder, especially if Joe Maddon chooses to hit him at or near the top of the order consistently. He might frequently bat sixth or seventh, though.

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Desmond Jennings put on 10-15 pounds of muscle over the offseason.

"I get here every spring and I probably lose at least 10 pounds, so I feel I'll be around what I want to play with once the season starts," Jennings said. Rays manager Joe Maddon has discussed using Jennings in the leadoff spot, but he's open to hitting him lower in the order "if he's gotten that big, which I've heard from other people, we'll see," Maddon said. Jennings hit .252/.334/.414 with 14 homers and 20 steals last season.

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Rays manager Joe Maddon indicated Friday that there's a good chance Desmond Jennings could return to the top of the Rays lineup in 2014.

The 27-year-old outfielder finished the season alternating between the leadoff spot and the bottom third of the Rays lineup. While he's proven to be a bit injury-prone, he still possesses a dazzling combination of power and speed, and his overall value would only increase with the outlook for more at-bats atop the Rays order.

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Rays manager Joe Maddon said that Desmond Jennings (hamstring) is likely to be removed from Friday's game in the later innings.

Jennings didn't play a full nine innings in the tiebreaker and Wild Card games, either, as his troublesome left hamstring still isn't 100 percent. The outfielder does have three hits in six at-bats in those two contests, though.