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Top Luke Raley News

  • Mariners' Luke Raley: Traded to M's

    The Rays traded Raley to the Mariners on Friday in exchange for Jose Caballero, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

    Raley broke out during his first full season in the majors in 2023, slashing .249/.333/.490 with 19 homers and 49 RBI across 406 plate appearances. Now in Seattle, the 28-year-old will join Julio Rodriguez and the re-acquired Mitch Haniger (back) in the Mariners' outfield, though Raley is also capable of covering first base and serving as the DH. Dylan Moore and Sam Haggerty are the most likely options on the Seattle roster to platoon for Raley against left-handed pitching.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Left off wild-card roster

    Raley (neck) won't be included on the Rays' active roster for their AL Wild Card Series with the Rangers that begins Tuesday, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Raley was able to take batting practice Monday and seemed to come out of it with no issues, but the Rays have decided to hold him back for at least the first round of the postseason. The 29-year-old, who is dealing with a cervical strain, could rejoin the roster if the Rays advance to the divisional round.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Could be left off WC roster

    Raley (neck) could be left off the Rays' American League Wild Card Series roster, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Working his way back from a cervical strain, Raley took batting practice at Tropicana Field on Monday and felt good. However, he returned from the injury too quickly initially last month and had a setback, so the Rays want to make sure he's fully healthy before activating him. Because of that, it seems likely Raley will be held back until at least the ALDS, should the Rays advance. Raimel Tapia, Osleivis Basabe and Francisco Mejia are options to be included on the Rays' roster if Raley is indeed excluded.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Takes batting practice

    Raley (neck) took batting practice Monday at Tropicana Field, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Raley has been on the shelf for the last couple weeks with a cervical strain but is trying to convince the Rays he's feeling well enough to be carried on their Wild Card Series roster. The 29-year-old hit .247/.337/.497 with 17 home runs in 363 plate appearances against right-handed pitching in 2023 and, if healthy, would figure to see regular action versus righties in the postseason.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Nears swinging workouts

    Raley (neck) is hoping to resume swinging a bat over the weekend, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Raley is recovering from a cervical strain and can probably be ruled out for a return in the regular season, but there's a chance he might be ready for the Rays' first postseason series. The 29-year-old had delivered an .824 OPS with 19 homers and 14 steals in 118 games prior to being diagnosed with the injury last week.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Placed on IL

    The Rays placed Raley on the 10-day injured list Friday with a cervical strain, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Raley hasn't started a game since colliding with a staff member during batting practice last Saturday, and he reported numbness in his arm following a pinch-hit appearance Wednesday. Raley's move to the injured list is retroactive to Thursday, so he will still be eligible to return for the final game of the season Oct. 1, but the Rays could also keep him on the shelf until the postseason. Top prospect Junior Caminero was selected from Double-A Montgomery to fill Raley's spot on the active roster.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Will miss time with neck issue

    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Thursday that Raley will miss some time due to a neck issue, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    It's not clear yet whether Raley will be placed on the injured list, but at the very least it sounds like he will be unavailable for at least several days. He had been set to receive an MRI after his left arm felt numb during a pinch-hit appearance Wednesday. That the Rays are now calling it a neck issue suggests it could be some sort of nerve problem. It's an injury which stems from a collision Raley was involved in during batting practice last Saturday, and he hasn't made a start since the incident.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Absent from lineup

    Raley (arm) is absent from the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels, Steve Carney of StPeteNine.com reports.

    Raley had been set to undergo an MRI on his left arm after it went numb during a pinch-hitting appearance Wednesday. The results of that exam haven't been revealed, but Raley at the very least will miss his fifth straight start. He was sidelined previously with an undisclosed injury after colliding with a staff member pregame Saturday, although it's not clear whether the two issues are related.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Getting MRI on Thursday

    Raley will get an MRI on his left arm Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Raley said his left arm went numb after a pinch-hit appearance in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game. He hadn't appeared in a game since Saturday when he collided with a team staff member during pregame batting practice, and the Rays believe Raley's recent arm problems are likely a result of the collision. More will be known regarding Raley's status when his MRI results come back Thursday, but fantasy managers should consider him day-to-day until then.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Not in Wednesday's lineup

    Raley (undisclosed) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels.

    Raley hasn't seen the field since Friday after he collided with a team staff member while catching flyballs ahead of Saturday's contest. The 29-year-old may not have been in the lineup Wednesday regardless of the injury since lefty Reid Detmers is pitching for the Halos.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Out of lineup Tuesday

    Raley (undisclosed) remains out of the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Angels, Kristie Ackert of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    He might not have started, anyway, since the Angels are throwing left-hander Patrick Sandoval. Raley has now been out of the lineup for three straight days after he collided with a staff member during pregame batting practice Saturday.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Remains sidelined Sunday

    Raley (undisclosed) remains absent from the lineup Sunday versus the Orioles.

    Raley was scratched Saturday following a collision with a staff member during pregame batting practice. There's no word yet as to the exact nature of the injury. Jonathan Aranda will fill the DH role for the Rays on Sunday as Randy Arozarena, Manuel Margot and Josh Lowe start across the outfield.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Scratched from lineup

    Raley was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Orioles, Jacob Calvin Meyer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Raley collided with a team staff member while catching flyballs during practice and has been scratched as a result. Josh Lowe entered the lineup in right field and will hit cleanup.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Delivers decisive deep fly

    Raley went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and an additional run scored in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Orioles.

    The 28-year-old reached on an infield single and scored Tampa Bay's first run in the third before blasting a seventh-inning solo shot, which ultimately proved to be the difference-maker Thursday. The long ball snapped Raley's 15-game homerless drought, during which he hit just .196 and struck out in 32.7 percent of his at-bats. Raley now owns a .251/.336/.494 slash line with 19 home runs, 49 RBI, 56 runs and 14 steals across 116 games on the campaign.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Idle against southpaw

    Raley is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Twins.

    Raley will begin this one on the bench for the Rays as the Twins send left-hander Dallas Keuchel to the hill. Josh Lowe will handle center field in a rare start for him versus a southpaw.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Idle Friday

    Raley isn't in the Rays' lineup Friday against the Mariners.

    Raley will get a breather Friday after going 1-for-3 in Thursday's series opener. Raley's absence will allow Harold Ramirez to step in as Tampa Bay's designated hitter while batting third.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Hits bench Tuesday

    Raley is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.

    Even though the right-handed Kutter Crawford is on the hill for Boston, the lefty-hitting Raley will cede his spot in the lineup to Jonathan Aranda, who gets the nod as the Rays' designated hitter. Over his last 15 games, Raley has mustered a .625 OPS while striking out at a 43.9 percent clip.

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  • Rays' Luke Raley: Sitting against lefty

    Raley is absent from the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.

    Miami is throwing left-hander Jesus Luzardo, and Raley has batted just .222/.243/.389 in 37 plate appearances versus lefties this year. Randy Arozarena, Jose Siri and Vidal Brujan are starting across the outfield while Harold Ramirez takes a turn as the Rays' designated hitter.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Hinckley, OH
Age: 29
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: L, R