James Loney 1B TB 9 Days

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 6 Months

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 6 Months

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

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

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 7 Months

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.

James Loney 1B TB 7 Months

Loney is not in the lineup Thursday against Detroit, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Loney has started every game since August 9 and will receive the day off with lefty David Price on the hill for Detroit. Sean Rodriguez will bat sixth and get the start at first base.

James Loney 1B TB 7 Months

Loney went 3-for-4 with his seventh home run of the season and three RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

Loney drove in all three runs on a home run in the first inning off Tigers ace Max Scherzer. The 30-year-old is on a relative power binge with two long balls and five RBI over his last four games, but as a whole, he's bringing his typical high-average, good defense and minimal power profile to the table yet again this season.

James Loney 1B TB 8 Months

Loney was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run Wednesday in a 10-2 win against the Rangers.

Wednesday was Loney's fifth multi-hit game of August. The 30-year-old doesn't fit the power profile of a first baseman, but is hitting .327 this month.

James Loney 1B TB 8 Months

Loney is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

Loney has started at first base every game since July 7 for the Rays, but will give way to Sean Rodriguez for the afternoon tilt. Loney is hitting over 50 points lower against left-handed pitching, so Friday will be the perfect opportunity for a day off with southpaw Tsuyoshi Wada on the hill for the Cubs. Look for Loney to return to action Saturday.