Rays’ Kiermaier ponders future after hip surgery ends season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — center fielder expects to be ready for opening day next year following season-ending left hip surgery, but what team that will be with is yet to be determined. The 32-year-old Kiermaier is in the final season of a $53.5 million, six-year contract agreed to in March 2017. The Rays have … Read more

Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier dealing with emotions of season potentially being over

ST. PETERSBURG — Centerfielder acknowledged Saturday that his season — and potentially his Rays career — could be over due to his left hip issue. In shifting Kiermiaier from the 10- to 60-day injured list, the Rays delayed his return until at least Sept. 8, a move he said was the right one given his … Read more

Kevin Kiermaier, Tampa Bay’s forever Ray, nears the end after outlasting bigger stars

There will be no ceremony on Aug. 2, when Major League Baseball’s trade deadline passes and Kevin Kiermaier, in all likelihood, remains a Tampa Bay Ray. Come November, when Kiermaier’s six-year, $53 million contract expires, there will be no gold watch presentation, no formal recognition should the unlikeliest player complete an unprecedented feat: Signing a long-term … Read more