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Monday, August 25, 2014

Rays Injury Update: Ryan Hanigan, David DeJesus

By on 8/25/2014 06:30:00 AM

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday by the score of 2-1. The win moved the Rays to within two games of .500 at 64-66. Although 10 games out in the division, the Rays could still make a push in the last 32 games of the season to finish above .500. Two players who could help are Ryan Hanigan and David DeJesus, both rehabbing at Class A Charlotte.

Our own Darius Austin reported on August 21 that DeJesus resumed his rehab after taking a few days off with a sore hand. He went 1-for-4 in the game and was scheduled to get 25-30 at bats in hopes of returning at the beginning of September.

An update on DeJesus, as reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, is that he was in the lineup on Saturday for Class A Charlotte and went 1-for-2 with two walks. DeJesus is recovering from a broken hand and there is no word on when he might return.

DeJesus is batting .269 with five home runs and 17 RBI, in 62 games this season. The veteran outfielder, in his 12th Major League season, has a career batting average of .278 with 93 home runs and 541 RBI.

As for Hanigan, he also played on Saturday for Charlotte, going 0-for-4. Hanigan has been out with an oblique injury, but manager Joe Maddon said that Hanigan could return "relatively soon" and could join the team in Baltimore next week.

Hanigan is in his eighth Major League season and first with the Rays. He's batting .212 with four home runs and 27 RBI this season. Hanigan has a career batting average of .257 with 24 home runs and 165 RBI in 535 games.

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