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2024 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .270 3 25 .733 1

Top Ben Rortvedt News

  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Sitting against lefty

    Rortvedt isn't in the Rays' lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Left-hander Nestor Cortes will toe the slab Thursday for the Yankees, meaning the left-handed bat of Rortvedt will stay put in the Rays' dugout. Alex Jackson will take over behind the dish and bat ninth.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Idle versus lefty

    Rortvedt isn't in the Rays' lineup for Saturday's game versus Texas, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    With left-hander Andrew Heaney on the mound for Texas, the lefty-hitting Rortvedt will step out of Tampa Bay's lineup Saturday. Alex Jackson will fill in at catcher and bat ninth.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Getting afternoon off

    Rortvedt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals.

    Alex Jackson will draw the start behind the plate while Rortvedt hits the bench for the series finale. Rortvedt caught all nine innings of Saturday's 8-1 loss, going hitless in three at-bats.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Out against lefty

    Rortvedt is out of the lineup for Friday's game against Washington, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    The lefty-hitting Rortvedt will retreat to the bench as the Rays take on southpaw Mitchell Parker. Alex Jackson will take over catching duties and bat ninth.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Homers, drives in four in win

    Rortvedt went 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in Tuesday's 11-3 win over the Mariners.

    Rortvedt walked in the fifth inning, hit a two-run home run in the sixth and added a two-run single in the seventh. The catcher has enjoyed a great June, hitting .333 with three home runs and 14 RBI over 49 plate appearances. The 26-year-old only has 19 plate appearances against left-handed pitching this season, but he is slashing a solid .282/.369/.405 with three homers and 21 RBI in 149 plate appearances against righties.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Sitting out Wednesday

    Rortvedt is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Rortvedt started the previous two contests and went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk and four RBI in the Rays' 11-3 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night, but he'll begin the Wednesday afternoon contest on the bench. Alex Jackson will get the nod behind the plate.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Getting Sunday off

    Rortvedt is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Pirates, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Even with the Pirates sending right-hander Paul Skenes to the mound Sunday, the lefty-hitting Rortvedt will begin the game in the dugout after starting in the first two games of the series, going 4-for-8 with one home run, four RBI and two runs scored. Alex Jackson will start at catcher and bat ninth for the series finale.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Big day in rout

    Rortvedt went 3-for-5 with a double, a three-run home run and a second run scored in Friday's 10-3 win over the Pirates.

    The backstop put the finishing touches on Tampa Bay's rout by taking Daulton Jefferies deep in the ninth inning. Rortvedt only has two homers on the year, but both have come in his last four games as part of an impressive June that has seen him slash .314/.368/.571 in 38 plate appearances. His strong-side platoon role limits his fantasy upside, but the 26-year-old appears to be on his way to a career-best campaign.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Getting afternoon off

    Rortvedt is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Twins, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    The Rays had initially planned to give Rortvedt a day off Wednesday, but the team later updated its lineup and included the 26-year-old at catcher for a fourth consecutive contest. After delivering two hits in Wednesday's 3-2 extra-inning win, Rortvedt will receive a breather for Thursday's day game. Alex Jackson will step in for Rortvedt behind the plate.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Added to lineup

    Rortvedt will start at catcher and bat eighth Wednesday against the Twins, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Rortvedt was originally slated to receive a day off Wednesday versus Joe Ryan and the Twins, but he will instead replace Alex Jackson behind the dish as a late addition to Tampa Bay's lineup. Rortvedt has slashed .222/.300/.370 with a homer and five RBI across 30 plate appearances since the start of June.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Getting day off

    Rortvedt is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Twins.

    The lefty-hitting Rortvedt typically sits against left-handed pitchers, but he'll head to the bench Wednesday against righty Joe Ryan, affording Alex Jackson a turn behind the dish. Rortvedt looks to be receiving some routine maintenance after he had started at catcher in each of the Rays' last three games.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Slugs grand slam

    Rortvedt went 1-for-4 with a grand slam Sunday against Atlanta.

    Rortvedt strode to the plate with the bases loaded in the fourth, depositing the first pitch he saw into the right-field seats, clearing the bases and breaking open a tie game. It was the first homer of the season and first career grand slam for Rortvedt, who has seen action in 52 games this season, batting .250 with 14 RBI, 17 runs and a steal over 124 at-bats.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Idle against southpaw

    Rortvedt is out of the lineup for Friday's game against Atlanta.

    Rortvedt will take a seat Friday with lefty Chris Sale on the mound for Atlanta. Alex Jackson will bat ninth and catch for Zack Littell.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Getting rest Monday

    Rortvedt is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Rortvedt will get a break for the series finale after he caught all nine innings of Sunday's 9-2 loss while going 1-for-4 with a double. Alex Jackson will step in behind the dish Monday.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Out of lineup Saturday

    Rortvedt is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Baltimore, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Despite Baltimore sending right-hander Kyle Bradish to the mound Saturday, the lefty-hitting Rortvedt will begin the game in the dugout. Alex Jackson will start behind home plate and bat ninth.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Idle against lefty

    Rortvedt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Rortvedt will hit the bench along with fellow left-handed hitters Jonathan Aranda, Brandon Lowe and Richie Palacios as the Rays roll with a full right-handed-hitting lineup versus Orioles southpaw Cole Irvin. Alex Jackson will spell Rortvedt behind the plate.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Idle against lefty

    Rortvedt is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics.

    The Rays are finishing off their series with Oakland with a day game after a night game and are facing off against a lefty starter (Hogan Harris), so the lefty-hitting Rortvedt will get a breather. Alex Jackson will step in behind the plate after Rortvedt caught six innings of Wednesday's 4-3 win while going 0-for-2 at the dish.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Getting rest Sunday

    Rortvedt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Rortvedt will get some routine maintenance for the day game after catching 11 innings of Saturday's 7-4 loss while going 1-for-3 at the dish. Alex Jackson will draw the start at catcher in his stead.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Out of lineup Friday

    Rortvedt is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals.

    Although the Rays will take on right-hander Seth Lugo, the lefty-batting Rortvedt will give way to Alex Jackson for the series opener. Rortvedt is slashing .264/.385/.310 on the season, but he has just one hit in his last 14 at-bats.

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  • Rays' Ben Rortvedt: Taking seat Tuesday

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

    Despite right-hander Cooper Criswell being on the mound for Boston, the lefty-hitting Rortvedt will give way to righty Alex Jackson behind the dish. Rortvedt has two hits in his last 23 at-bats.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 191 lbs
Birthplace: Verona, WI
Age: 26
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, R