Rays seemingly give Kiermaier send-off with tribute video
During Saturday's game at Tropicana Field, the Rays' penultimate home game of the 2022 campaign, the club honored and thanked its longtime center fielder with a video tribute.
Kiermaier, who last played July 9 and is recovering from hip surgery, came out from the dugout to salute the crowd.
The 32-year-old is in the final guaranteed season of a six-year, $53.5-million contract signed before the 2017 campaign. He has a $13-million team option for 2023, but the Rays are not expected to exercise it, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported back in early August.
The three-time Gold Glove winner has spent his decade-long career in Tampa, hitting .248/.308/.407 with 82 homers and 112 stolen bases in 914 games.
The Rays play their final home game of the season on Sunday before finishing the year with a nine-game road trip.