Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Desmond Jennings Broken Finger
The Tampa Bay Rays will be without their center fielder and leadoff hitter, Desmond Jennings, for at least the next two weeks. Test results showed a small break in Jennings finger and there is no timetable for his return. Jennings has yet to reach his full potential and has been more of a let down than anything else since Carl Crawford left the Rays for the Boston Red Sox. Desmond was supposed to give the Rays what Crawford did, but has managed to hit just .252 in the Majors. He has hit 40 extra base hits this season which is 1 more than all of last season, and in 90 less at bats. But Desmond was struggling since the All-Star Break with a .203 average and 20 strikeouts in 59 at bats. If Jennings can ever put it all together, placing him atop the order with Wil Myers, Ben Zobrist and Evan Longoria batting behind him, there is no telling just how good the Rays can be. See the Biogenesis Suspensions post for outfielders you can replace Jennings with!