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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.

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Desmond Jennings went 2-for-3 with a two-run double in the Rays' win over the Indians on Wednesday.

Delmon Young hit a solo home run to open the scoring, but it was Jennings' double off Indians starter Danny Salazar that really gave the Rays a hold on the game. Jennings later singled before being replaced by pinch-runner Sam Fuld. He was the only Rays batter with multiple hits in the game.

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Desmond Jennings (hamstring) is starting in center field in Wednesday night's AL Wild Card Game.

Jennings had no issues with his troublesome left hamstring during Monday's tiebreaker game with the Rangers and will bat sixth on Wednesday vs. the Tribe. The full Tampa Bay lineup: David DeJesus LF, Wil Myers RF, James Loney 1B, Evan Longoria 3B, Ben Zobrist 2B, Desmond Jennings CF, Delmon Young DH, Yunel Escobar SS, Jose Molina C. Alex Cobb will be on the mound for the Rays.

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Rays manager Joe Maddon said that Desmond Jennings (hamstring) came out of Monday's tiebreaker game fine and will be on the team's Wild Card game roster.

Jennings went 1-for-3 with a walk and got thrown out by plenty in the first inning when he tried to stretch a single to a double. He was removed late in the game for defensive purposes. "Desmond is doing really well," Maddon said on Tuesday. "You saw him play last night. The first ball down the line, I don't even know if under normal circumstances it would've been closer, but Gentry made a nice play on it. Overall, I'd say he's about 85 percent. He swung the bat really well last night so he should be fine for tomorrow night."