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Jun 14, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1
Jun 13, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Jun 12, 2024 0 0 0 0 2
Jun 11, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
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Deluca got his first taste of the majors last season, slashing a respectable .262/.311/.429 with two homers, six RBI and a stolen base over a 24-game, 45-plate-appearance stint. The 25-year-old also showed well between Double-A and Triple-A with a .956 OPS, 17 homers, 53 RBI and 12 steals across 73 contests, and he's hit well in each of his minor-league stops, giving him little left to prove on the farm. It remains to be seen how well his minor-league power will translate in the big leagues, but Deluca is an exceptional athlete with a background in track (per Statcast, his sprint speed ranked in the 97th percentile last year) and an excellent glove. His ability to play all three outfield spots likely appealed to Tampa Bay when they acquired him from the Dodgers in the Tyler Glasnow trade. Deluca represents a premium short-side platoon option with the talent to expand his role if more playing time opens up.

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2024 531.6 6 2 14 10 5 .153
2023 301.3 5 2 6 3 1 .262
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  • Rays' Jonny DeLuca: Sitting versus lefty

    DeLuca is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game in Miami. Southpaw Braxton Garrett is starting for the Marlins, but the right-handed-hitting DeLuca nonetheless finds himself on the bench. It's the first time in six games versus lefties since DeLuca was promoted last month that he hasn't been in the lineup. Randy Arozarena, Josh Lowe and Harold Ramirez will handle outfield duties for the Rays on Wednesday.
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  • Rays' Jonny DeLuca: Taking seat Wednesday

    DeLuca is out of the lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Athletics, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports. DeLuca had started against right-handed pitchers in each of the last four games, but he went just 1-for-14 with one walk against five strikeouts during that stretch. He'll now take a seat Wednesday against Athletics righty Joey Estes and could see most of his opportunities versus left-handed pitching moving forward while Randy Arozarena, Jose Siri and Richie Palacios form the Rays' preferred outfield trio versus righties.
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  • Rays' Jonny DeLuca: Showing off speed

    DeLuca went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a stolen base Sunday against the Blue Jays. DeLuca started his third straight game, two of which have come in center field in place of Jose Siri. He made the case to maintain consistent playing time over the Rays' weekend series, homering on Saturday while also collecting two steals across the three games. For now, he appears to be in a rotation for two outfield spots with Siri and Josh Lowe, but DeLuca could ultimately overtake Siri if his defense proves to be good enough in center field.
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  • Rays' Jonny DeLuca: Hits bench against righty

    DeLuca is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox. For the second time in three games, the right-handed-hitting DeLuca finds himself on the bench against a right-handed starting pitcher (Tanner Houck). Upon returning from the injured list May 3, DeLuca had started in nine consecutive games, but he looks like he could move into more of a short-side platoon role now that the Rays are starting to get healthier. Two left-handed hitters in Josh Lowe and Jonathan Aranda both recently returned from the injured list, and the Rays could get another in Brandon Lowe back before the end of May.
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  • Rays' Jonny DeLuca: Smacks first homer

    DeLuca went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Monday's win over the White Sox. DeLuca opened the game's scoring with a two-RBI single off Mike Clevinger in the second inning. However, the outfielder's evening wasn't over as he launched a 401-foot, two-run homer later in the game for his first as a Ray. DeLuca has enjoyed a hot start to his time in Tampa Bay, hitting .333 (5-for-15) with 10 RBI in 16 plate appearances since being activated from the injured list May 3.
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  • Rays' Jonny DeLuca: Walks it off against Mets

    DeLuca went 2-for-4 with a two-RBI triple, an additional run scored and an additional RBI during Sunday's 7-6 win over the Mets in 10 innings. DeLuca delivered in the 10th inning, notching his first career triple and plating Jose Caballero and Ben Rortvedt to secure a Rays victory. In three games since being reinstated from the 10-day IL, DeLuca is 3-for-11 (.273) with six RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases.
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  • Rays' Jonny DeLuca: Back from injury

    DeLuca (hand) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on Friday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports. DeLuca has missed the first month-plus of 2024 after fracturing his right hand on a hit-by-pitch in spring training, but after a six-game rehab stint at Triple-A Durham, DeLuca will join the big-league roster. The 25-year-old batted .300 in 25 plate appearances and walked four times with one strikeout at Durham. He'll immediately step into the lineup Friday, as he is starting in center field and batting eighth versus the Mets.
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  • Rays' Jonny DeLuca: Heads out on rehab assignment

    DeLuca (hand) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Thursday, going 0-for-4 with an RBI while playing nine innings in right field in a 14-2 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 25-year-old outfielder played in his first game since he fractured his right hand in a spring training contest March 10. He'll presumably require a handful of additional rehab games before he'll be ready to return from the 10-day injured list to make his Rays debut.
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  • Rays' Jonny DeLuca: Still experiencing soreness

    DeLuca has been able to hold a bat during his rehab program but is still experiencing soreness in his fractured lower right hand, MLB.com reports. DeLuca was placed on the 10-day injured list March 27 and remains without a clear timeline to make his Rays and season debuts, though an injury like his is one that typically entails a six-week recovery. Until DeLuca is able to start performing full baseball activities, it'll be difficult to pinpoint a more precise target date for his return from the 10-day injured list.
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  • Rays' Jonny DeLuca: Likely to land roster spot

    DeLuca's ability to play center field is likely to land him an Opening Day roster spot, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. DeLuca was acquired by the Rays this offseason as part of the return in the Tyler Glasnow trade. He made his big-league debut in 2023 and posted a 102 wRC+ while also playing above-average defense in the outfield. DeLuca is likely to enter the season as the Rays' fourth outfielder and the primary backup to Jose Siri in center field.
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  • Dodgers' Jonny DeLuca: Back healthy, optioned

    DeLuca (hamstring) was activated from the injured list and optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, Matthew Moreno of DodgerBlue.com reports. DeLuca has been sidelined for slightly over a month with a right hamstring strain. He tallied two homers and one stolen base across 45 big-league plate appearances prior to going down, though his primary contribution to the Dodgers was his excellent defense. DeLuca could be called up again prior to the close of the regular season, though his playing time would likely be sporadic.
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  • Dodgers' Jonny DeLuca: Returns to majors

    DeLuca was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. DeLuca lost his roster spot last week when the Dodgers signed Jake Marisnick, but now he's back with Marisnick landing on the injured list. He should see some starts in the outfield against left-handed pitching.
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  • Dodgers' Jonny DeLuca: Optioned to Triple-A

    DeLuca was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday. The Dodgers brought in Jake Marisnick to occupy a short-side platoon role, allowing DeLuca to head back to Triple-A and get regular at-bats once more. Even though the 25-year-old has only been used in a limited capacity this season, he is still viewed as one of the Dodgers' top prospects and could play a larger role in the coming years. He hit .212 with one home run and one steal in 36 big-league plate appearances.
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  • Dodgers' Jonny DeLuca: Hits first big-league homer

    DeLuca hit a solo home run in his only at-bat during Tuesday's 9-7 loss to the Pirates. DeLuca gave the Dodgers a 7-6 lead in the eighth inning with his first major-league homer, but the Pirates rallied back in the ninth. Playing time remains sparse for DeLuca, who has served as outfield depth since his June 4 recall to the majors. He's batting .259 (7-for-27) with three RBI, a stolen base, four runs scored and a double over 30 plate appearances.
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  • Dodgers' Jonny DeLuca: Bumped up to Triple-A

    The Dodgers promoted DeLuca from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Oklahoma City released outfielder Ben DeLuzio to clear a spot on the roster for DeLuca, who started in left field and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his Triple-A debut in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Sugar Land. The 24-year-old DeLuca earned the bump up to Triple-A after leading Tulsa in OPS (.970) and slugging 10 home runs, placing him in a tie for second in the Texas League at the time of his promotion.
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  • Dodgers' Jonny DeLuca: Optioned to minors

    DeLuca was optioned Monday to minor-league camp by the Dodgers. DeLuca was rewarded with a 40-man roster spot in November after he blasted 25 homers and stole 17 bases with an .888 OPS between High-Great Lakes and Double-A Tulsa last season. The 24-year-old could be an option for the Dodgers this summer, especially if he can replicate last year's production with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
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