Tampa Bay Rays
2014 Avg.
.243
 
Career Avg.
.248
Name  Desmond Jennings
Born  10/30/1986
Height  6-2
Weight  200
Number  8
Position  CF
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/18/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings (knee) is back in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Jennings exited last Friday's game after fouling a ball off his knee and sat out the last two games prior to the All-Star break.
 
7/13/2014 12:58:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings (knee) is not in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Jennings left Friday's game after fouling a ball off his knee. He should be ready to play after the All-Star break.
 
7/12/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings left Friday's game after fouling a ball off his left knee and as expected is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Jennings' X-rays were negative so he should be considered day-to-day. At most he should miss the final two games before the All-Star break. He's batting .246 with eight homers, 24 RBI, 48 runs and 12 steals.
 
7/11/2014 8:21:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings left Friday's game after fouling a ball off his left knee, according to Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Jennings' X-rays were negative so he should be considered day-to-day with a bruise.
 
7/3/2014 12:23:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings is 1-for-12 with five Ks in his career against Detroit starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Jennings' numbers -- .241, seven homers, 21 RBI, 41 runs, 12 steals -- put him on a similar pace as the last two seasons. He should be avoided Thursday against Scherzer.
 
6/29/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings has just 44 homers on his resume in three and a half seasons, but four have been off of Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Insight: Jennings hasn't become the fantasy star it appeared he would be when he hit 10 homers and stole 20 bases in 247 at-bats as a rookie. With a .235 average, seven homers, 21 RBI, 38 runs and 12 steals, Jennings is on pace to put up similar numbers to the past two years, but he could be a viable option on Sunday against one of his favorite pitchers.
 
6/28/2014 8:03:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday at Baltimore.
Insight: Jennings hasn't become the fantasy star it appeared he would be when he hit 10 homers and stole 20 bases in 247 at-bats as a rookie. With a .235 average, seven homers, 21 RBI, 38 runs and 12 steals, Jennings is on pace to put up similar numbers to the past two years.
 
6/17/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings only has 42 homers in his career, but three are against Tuesday night starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Insight: Jennings' offensive numbers (.242, 5 HR, 19 RBI, 32 runs, 12 steals) have been underwhelming to say the least, but he is batting .318 over the past five games. He might be worth a flier Tuesday.
 
6/3/2014 6:48:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings isn't starting Tuesday against Miami. SOURCE: Roger Mooney, Tampa Bay Tribune
Insight: Jennings' offensive numbers (.237, 5 HR, 14 RBI) have been underwhelming to say the least. At least he has 11 stolen bases. Kevin Kiermaier (.316, 2 HR, 3 RBI) is getting the start in center field.
 
Cold6/1/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings has to be happy to see May go. He hit .198 during the month.
Insight: Jennings is look for a fresh start Sunday against Boston's Jon Lester, a pitching he has hit .360 with two doubles, a triple and a homer against in 25 at-bats.
 
5/27/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings will bat cleanup for the second time this season and third time of his career.
Insight: Jennings has gone 7-for-24 with five runs, a home run and two steals in his last six games, but he doesn't seem like a typical No. 4 hitter. For the year he's batting .243 with five homers, 13 RBI, 26 runs, 11 SB and a .730 OPS.
 
5/26/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings hit his first home run since May 3 Monday at Toronto.
Insight: Jennings has gone 6-for-20 with five runs and two steals in his last five games, but he's still batting .209 in May and .243 on the year.
 
5/25/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings is getting the day off Sunday against Boston. SOURCE: Rays on Twitter
Insight: Jennings went 2-for-7 with a couple of strikeouts in yesterday's 15-inning marathon. Brandon Guyer (.241, 1 HR, 6 RBI) is starting in center field.
 
5/23/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings is just 2-for-15 (.133) against Boston starter John Lackey.
Insight: When he was coming up he was supposed to be the "next Carl Crawford" ... we're still waiting. He's batting .241 with four homers, 11 RBI, 23 runs and nine stolen bases. He's not there yet. Avoid this matchup.
 
5/20/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings has been activated from the bereavement list and is in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: He's batting .242 with four homers, 10 RBI, 21 runs and nine stolen bases. When he was coming up he was supposed to be the "next Carl Crawford" ... we're still waiting.
 
5/17/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings has been placed on the bereavement list and is expected to miss both weekend games.
Insight: He should be back for Tuesday's contest. He's batting .242 with four homers, 10 RBI, 21 runs and nine stolen bases.
 
5/9/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings is out of the lineup Friday against Cleveland.
Insight: He's getting the night off after going 1-for-15 with three strikeouts his last three games.
 
Hot5/4/2014 6:18:00 PM
Description: Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings has hit safely in seven straight games (11-for-31).
Insight: Jennings has blasted three homers during his hitting streak and went 3-for-4 with a double Sunday against the Yankees to raise his average to .294 and his OPS to .890. He has four homers, six steals and 18 runs this season.
 
4/29/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings has not done much against Boston veteran hurler John Lackey.
Insight: Jennings is 1-for-11 (.091) against Lackey in their matchups. He's begun to hit the ball batting .333 over the past eight games, but htis matchup should be avoided.
 
4/22/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay center fielder Desmond Jennings (groin) did not start Saturday or Sunday, but is back in the lineup for Tuesday.
Insight: Jennings is batting .264 this season with one homer, five RBI and seven runs scored. The groin injury is likely to restrict his stolen base ability for a while. He's stolen at least 20 bases in each of the last three seasons, but has just one so far this year.