Rays to release OF Desmond Jennings

The Rays will release Desmond Jennings on Saturday. 
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The Tampa Bay Rays plan to release outfielder Desmond Jennings on Saturday, the team announced.

Jennings, 29, is hitting .200 with seven home runs and 20 RBIs on the season.

“It was time. Best for him, best for us, going forward,” manager Kevin Cash told reporters.

Jennings was placed on the disabled list in early August with a left knee contusion.

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The Rays drafted Jennings in the 2006 amateur draft before making his debut in 2010.

Tampa Bay sits at the bottom of the American League East division with a 54–72 record heading into Friday night.