Jeff Niemann RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rays outright Jeff Niemann off 40-man roster

    Hardball Talk "Not so long ago Jeff Niemann was a big part of the Rays’ plans, but the former No. 4 overall pick missed most of 2012 and all of 2013 with a fractured fibula followed by shoulder surgery and now Tampa Bay has dropped him from the 40-man roster. Niemann chose free agency, so he’ll be looking for..." November 18

  • Niemann eager to follow Howell’s lead

    Tampa Tribune "RHP Jeff Niemann said he exhausted every option available to relieve the pain in his throwing shoulder before finally deciding on the final option — surgery. “You don’t want it to come to this, but we’ve done everything we can,” Niemann said. “It’s gotten us this far, but we just kind of needed..." April 10

  • Rays’ Niemann likely lost for season

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeff Niemann has opted for surgery on his right shoulder, a move that will likely end his season. Niemann was examined before Monday's game by the Texas Rangers' team physician and soon made his decision. "He feels he can't compete at this level without it," Rays..." April 09

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    Sounds like Rays Niemann won't see doctor here in Texas until during game, may not be an announcement tonight, tho surgery remains likely

  • Tampa Bay Rays place P Niemann on 15-day DL

    Tampa Tribune "RHP Jeff Niemann said Friday he pitched with some discomfort in his right shoulder during spring training, but it never worsened so he figured it was not going to be an issue. Three days into the regular season it became an issue. Niemann was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday with..." April 06

  • Rays may use Niemann, Hernandez in rotation

    Tampa Bay Times "So the best decision in the fifth-starter competition between Jeff Niemann and Roberto Hernandez might be to not really make a decision and end up using both. Manager Joe Maddon said Saturday that they'll make their call by midweek, and whoever isn't picked will go to the bullpen. That's not..." March 24

  • Niemann's velocity no concern for now

    Tampa Bay Times "Jeff Niemann threw the ball relatively well in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Orioles. But he didn't throw it hard, clocked mostly at 85-86 mph and topping out an 88, below his normal velocity. Rays manager Joe Maddon said there is no concern that Niemann, who was shut down at the end of last..." March 15

  • Another spring, another battle for Rays pitcher Niemann

    Tampa Tribune "Less than three weeks before the Rays play games that count, 6-foot-9 Jeff Niemann is still trying to stand out from the pack. He could be Tampa Bay's fifth starter, he could be a long man out of the bullpen or he could be moved to a team intrigued with a savvy veteran sporting a .606 career..." March 14

  • Rockies interested in trading for Tampa Bay's Jeff Niemann

    Denver Post "The Rockies' need for another starting pitcher is reflected in their trade talks with Tampa Bay. They have discussed right-hander Jeff Niemann, a major-league source confirmed Saturday. Tampa Bay has some interest in Rockies left-hander Christian Friedrich, but he has not pitched this spring..." February 24

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