James Loney 1B TB 4 Days

James Loney launched his first home run of the season Saturday against the Reds.

Loney's second-inning solo shot against Alfredo Simon was the only run of the ballgame. The 29-year-old hit .299 with a .348 on-base percentage last season and plays solid defense at first base, but he simply doesn't provide enough power to have much upside in fantasy leagues.

James Loney 1B TB 8 Days

James Loney delivered an RBI single in the ninth inning to give the Rays a 1-0 win over the Royals on Tuesday.

The Rays were limited to four hits on the night, but two came from Wil Myers and Loney in the deciding ninth inning. The run batted in was Loney's fourth of the year, and the first baseman is batting .222 (6-for-27) in the early going.

James Loney 1B TB 25 Days

James Loney hit a two-run homer off Ubaldo Jimenez as the Rays and Orioles played to a 3-3 tie in 10 innings Saturday.

While Joe Maddon said at the onset of the spring that he would likely hit Evan Longoria and Wil Myers third and fourth, in either order, recent evidence suggests Loney may find himself in the cleanup spot initially. Today was the second straight day Maddon went Longoria-Loney-Myers in the third-through-fifth spots in the lineup. Loney's value would get a boost if Maddon sticks with such an arrangement. Maddon, though, likes to change things up frequently.

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James Loney went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI against the Red Sox on Sunday.

He's 9-for-22 with a homer this spring. Loney started hitting third for the Rays at the very end of last season, but manager Joe Maddon has indicated that he expects to go with Evan Longoria and Wil Myers in the third and fourth spots, in either order, this year. That'd hurt Loney a bit, as he'd probably hit fifth, but Maddon changes things up so often that it's really hard to account for his lineups in projections.

James Loney 1B TB 3 Months

Rays re-signed 1B James Loney to a three-year, $21 million contract.

The deal was agreed to last month and has now become official. Loney earned the big new contract after hitting .299/.348/.430 with 13 home runs and 75 RBI while playing Gold Glove-caliber defense for the Rays last season. His offense figures to take a step back in 2014.

James Loney 1B TB 4 Months

James Loney is in Tampa Bay for a physical and his new three-year, $21 million deal is expected to be announced on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old first baseman agreed to terms to ensure his return to Tampa last week. After inking a make-good one-year, $2 million deal with the Rays last winter, Loney slashed .299/.348/.430 with 13 home runs and 75 RBI in 158 games. He spurned a host of suitors this time around -- a group led by the Brewers and Pirates -- to return.

James Loney 1B TB 4 Months

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington confirmed that the Pirates were in on free agent first baseman James Loney before he re-signed with the Rays.

Huntington noted that while there was interest, the contract needed to secure him would have gone beyond the team's comfort level. It does seem indicate that the team is in the market for a complimentary option to Gaby Sanchez at first base however.

James Loney 1B TB 4 Months

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Rays have struck a three-year, $21 million deal with James Loney.

Loney drew serious free agent interest from the Brewers and Pirates, but he is ultimately headed back to Tampa Bay -- where he revitalized his career in 2013. The 29-year-old first baseman signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Rays last winter and then went on to hit .299/.348/.430 with 13 home runs and 75 RBI in 158 games.

James Loney 1B TB 4 Months

The Rays, Brewers and Pirates are in on James Loney, a source tells Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

Rubin hears those three teams are in the heaviest on the 29-year-old, with the Rays and Brewers potentially resorting to dealing for Ike Davis should they miss out on Loney. Rubin also says Loney is still looking for a three-year deal -- it was previously reported he wanted between $27 and $30 million -- but that he's unlikely to get anything over two years. Loney is looking like the next domino to fall in the free agent first baseman market.

James Loney 1B TB 4 Months

Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports that the Brewers have sincere interest in free agent first baseman James Loney, but don't expect to get something done at the Winter Meetings.

Corey Hart signed with the Mariners on Wednesday, so the Brewers are now looking at alternatives, including a possible trade for the Mets' Ike Davis. As for Loney, he has also drawn interest from the Rays and Pirates.