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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
60-38 4-6 W3
59-41 5-5 L1
53-44 5-5 L2
49-49 5-5 W1
44-54 5-5 L2

2024 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .189 1 3 .696 0

Top Austin Shenton News

  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Sent down to Durham

    Shenton was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Tricia Whitaker of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    The 26-year-old will make room for Jonathan Aranda (finger) on the big-league roster. Shenton slashed .189/.318/.378 with a homer and four doubles in 44 plate appearances with the Rays.

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  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Belts first big-league homer

    Shenton went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double and a walk Saturday in an extra-inning loss to the White Sox.

    Shenton came into the contest having gone 0-for-8 with three strikeouts over his previous four contests, but he turned things around with the opportunity to start at first base and work as the Rays' cleanup hitter. The 26-year-old enjoyed a personal highlight with a solo shot to left field in the fifth inning for his first major-league long ball. Shelton slugged 29 homers over 134 minor-league games last year, so he could be an intriguing source of power if given more opportunity.

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  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Secures first career hit and RBI

    Shenton went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Rockies.

    After drawing his first major-league start Monday, Shenton broke through for his first MLB hit Sunday, driving in Jose Caballero with an RBI double off Dakota Hudson in the top of the second inning. He later came around to score off a single from Jose Siri in the frame while also adding another base knock himself in top of the ninth. Shenton currently doesn't have a direct path to consistent playing time, but his positional flexibility makes him a valuable utility option off the bench for Tampa Bay.

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  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Draws first MLB start

    Shenton went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk Monday against the Rangers.

    Shenton made his first major-league start, playing first base and hitting eighth after appearing as a pinch hitter Sunday. He posted a 1.035 OPS across 271 plate appearances with Triple-A Durham in 2023, though that came at the elevated age of 25. Shenton could be an intriguing option if he can get more consistent at-bats, though it appears the Rays will have to suffer several injuries for that to occur.

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  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Makes Opening Day roster

    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that Shenton has made the Rays' Opening Day roster, Steve Carney of reports.

    Shenton was optioned to minor-league camp earlier this month, but injuries to other players created another opportunity and he wound up making the team. The 26-year-old can handle the corner-infield and corner-outfield spots and could also be an option at designated hitter while Jonathan Aranda (finger) opens the season on the injured list. Shenton will be making his major-league debut whenever he gets into a game.

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  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Optioned to minors camp

    The Rays optioned Shenton to minor-league camp Monday.

    Shenton went 7-for-27 with an 8:1 K:BB over 27 at-bats this spring. The 26-year-old had a monster 1.006 OPS with 29 home runs between Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham in 2023 and is a good bet to make his MLB debut at some point this season. Shenton is primarily a corner infielder but has dabbled in left field and at second base, too, giving him multiple potential avenues to playing time with the big club.

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  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Selected to 40-man roster

    The Rays selected Shenton to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Shenton put up an impressive .304/.423/.584 batting line with 29 home runs and 99 RBI over 134 games this past season between Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham. The 25-year-old corner infielder looks poised to make his major-league debut in the early part of the 2024 season.

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  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Promoted to Triple-A

    Shenton has been promoted from Double-A Montgomery to Triple-A Durham.

    Shenton is already 25, so he is old for a player making his Triple-A debut. After being roughly league average at Double-A in 2021 (103 wRC+) and 2022 (100 wRC+), Shenton was 58 percent better than league average this year, slashing .307/.415/.567 with 15 home runs in 73 games. He received the majority of his starts at third base while at Double-A, but Shenton has been filling in at first base during his Triple-A time for Kyle Manzardo (undisclosed), who is on the injured list.

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  • Rays' Austin Shenton: Headed to Tampa Bay

    Shenton was traded from the Mariners to the Rays along with JT Chargois in exchange for Diego Castillo on Thursday.

    Shenton has played at both High-A Everett and Double-A Arkansas this season. Across the two levels, he's hit .300/.414/.566 in 321 plate appearances. Though he's had limited time at Double-A, his 145 wRC+ at the level is encouraging for his long-term potential .

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Spokane, WA
Age: 26
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, R