Latest Update Desmond Jennings has returned to the Rays starting lineup on Friday. Fri Aug, 15, 03:36 PM
Has great speed and is also a solid hitter with good gap power. Displays some patience at the dish. Can also run down a ton of fly balls in the outfield. Is an adept base-stealer.
Flaws: : Doesn't have a great amount of home-run power, and he strikes out a bit too much for a top-of-the-order hitter. Therefore, he must learn where he profiles best in the lineup.
Jennings had sat out the last two games with a shoulder injury, but is apparently fine and ready to return to action. He is back in center field and batting leadoff for the Rays.Analyst: Howard Bender
Jennings hurt himself on Tuesday when he crashed into the outfield wall, but the injury isn't serious. With decent pop and solid speed, Jennings is a good contributor in the counting categories, but his batting average leaves a lot to be desired. He will never reach the next level until he can consistently get his average up.Analyst: David Kerr
Well so much for the harmless routine day off. While Jennings is expected to play Thursday, we'll wait for lineups to be posted as there's always a chance things tighten up on him if he's hurt more than he thinks. Perhaps he'll pinch-hit Wednesday to give us all a little more confidence in the fact that the injury is minor.Analyst: Howard Bender
It looks like Jennings is just getting a routine day off after having started the last seven-straight games. He also played all 14 innings of Tuesday's game, so he could certainly use a breather. Kevin Kiermaier will handle center field and bat ninth. Brandon Guyer will lead off for the Rays on Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender