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James Loney
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Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-3 / 235 NFBC ADP: 689.00
Position: 1BBorn: 5/7/1984 Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Dodgers (2002)

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Jan. 23 11:18 AM PT12:18 PM MT1:18 PM CT2:18 PM ET14:18 ET19:18 GMT3:18 12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST2:48 PM VEN23:18 UAE1:18 PM CT-The Texas Rangers and Loney have agreed to a minor league contract.
Analysis: If Loney makes the major league roster out of spring training, the Rangers will be his fourth team since 2012 after the 32-year-old spent his first seven-plus seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The first base job is open for Texas after Mitch Moreland signed with Boston and Prince Fielder was forced to retire because of a neck injury.
Oct. 1 1:38 PM PT2:38 PM MT3:38 PM CT4:38 PM ET16:38 ET20:38 GMT4:38 1:38 PM MST3:38 PM EST4:08 PM VEN0:38 UAE (+1)3:38 PM CT-Loney hit a two-run homer as the Mets clinched a playoff spot Saturday, beating the Phillies 5-3 to secure the top National League wild card.
Analysis: Loney has homered in each of the last two games he's played after hitting just one in his previous 47 contests.
Sep. 7 1:32 PM PT2:32 PM MT3:32 PM CT4:32 PM ET16:32 ET20:32 GMT4:32 1:32 PM MST3:32 PM EST4:02 PM VEN0:32 UAE (+1)3:32 PM CT-Loney had two singles and was hit by a pitch Wednesday.
Analysis: He's 5 for 13 over his last four games.
July 30 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET0:29 ET4:29 GMT12:29 9:29 PM MST11:29 PM EST11:59 PM VEN8:29 UAE11:29 PM CT-Loney homered for one of his two hits Friday.
Analysis: Loney is batting .319 in his last 13 games.
July 2 9:27 PM PT10:27 PM MT11:27 PM CT12:27 AM ET0:27 ET4:27 GMT12:27 9:27 PM MST11:27 PM EST11:57 PM VEN8:27 UAE11:27 PM CT-Loney homered for one of his three hits Friday.
Analysis: He was 5 for 24 in his previous six contests.
June 30 8:26 AM PT9:26 AM MT10:26 AM CT11:26 AM ET11:26 ET15:26 GMT23:26 8:26 AM MST10:26 AM EST10:56 AM VEN19:26 UAE10:26 AM CT-Loney provided the Mets' only offense with a two-run home in the ninth inning of a 4-2 loss at Washington.
Analysis: Loney is hitting .284 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 27 games with the injury-ravaged Mets.
June 27 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-Loney extended his hitting streak to six games Sunday.
Analysis: Loney is batting .364 with four RBIs over that stretch, and his average is at .300 in 24 games since the Mets purchased his contract from the minors on May 31.
June 25 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET14:12 ET18:12 GMT2:12 11:12 AM MST1:12 PM EST1:42 PM VEN22:12 UAE1:12 PM CT-Loney hit a three-run homer and New York survived Atlanta's six-run fifth inning off Matz to beat the Braves 8-6 on Friday night.
Analysis: Loney is 9 for 20 with five extra-base hits over his last six games.
June 21 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET22:43 ET2:43 GMT10:43 7:43 PM MST9:43 PM EST10:13 PM VEN6:43 UAE (+1)9:43 PM CT-Loney had two hits Tuesday.
Analysis: Loney has a hit in all but four of his 19 games with the Mets.
June 5 8:56 AM PT9:56 AM MT10:56 AM CT11:56 AM ET11:56 ET15:56 GMT23:56 8:56 AM MST10:56 AM EST11:26 AM VEN19:56 UAE10:56 AM CT-Loney went 3 for 5 with an RBI in Saturday's win at Miami.
Analysis: The veteran is 6 for 18 with a home run and three RBIs in four games since being called up from Triple A on Tuesday. Loney should get regular playing time at first base with Lucas Duda likely out until at least the All-Star break with a back injury.
May 28 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-The Mets have acquired Loney from the Padres in exchange for cash considerations.
Analysis: Loney has spent the season with San Diego's Triple-A affiliate in El Paso after being released by Tampa Bay on April 3. The 32-year-old was hitting .342 with 28 RBIs in 43 games for the Pacific Coast League club. Loney, who hit .280 with four homers and 32 RBIs in 104 games with the Rays last season, is expected to serve as New York's primary first baseman until Lucas Duda returns from injury.
Apr. 2 11:38 AM PT12:38 PM MT1:38 PM CT2:38 PM ET14:38 ET18:38 GMT2:38 11:38 AM MST1:38 PM EST2:08 PM VEN22:38 UAE1:38 PM CT-The Tampa Bay Rays have released Loney, the team's regular first baseman the past three years.
Analysis: The club announced the move Sunday, hours before starting the season against the Toronto Blue Jays. He had been told last week that he would not be on the opening day roster. He has a guaranteed $8 million salary.

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