Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Some of Times photographer Will Vragovic's favorite images of Rays Kevin Kiermaier

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) gets drenched by Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) after the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) gets drenched by Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer (22) after the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1.

Kevin Kiermaier was one of the first players I met at spring training when I took over our photo coverage of the Rays in 2014. We found common ground in having gone to high school in the same town (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and hit some of the same college hangouts in between the state schools.

Since he got called up a few months into the 2014 season, I've covered the vast majority of games he's played in at the Trop and in spring training. While these photos may not encompass all of his greatest baseball moments (I have a pretty vivid memory of watching an impressive catch made in Baltimore...on my TV) they are a selection of some my favorite images that I've made over the last couple of hundred games in Tampa Bay.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) slides into third on the single by Tampa Bay Rays catcher Luke Maile (46) in the second inning of the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, July 15, 2016.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) dives for the catch on a fly ball by Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) in the third inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners at the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) in the dugout after his two run home run in the seventh inning of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) hangs on the wall as right fielder Daniel Nava (7) tries to get under a two run home run by Kansas City Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales (25) in the third inning of the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, August 28, 2015.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) blows a bubble as he warms up in the dugout during the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) makes a flying catch on a liner to right field by St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Peter Bourjos (8) to end the top of the fifth inning of the St. Louis Cardinals against the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) watches the replay of the two run home run by Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Corey Dickerson (10) in the second inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash (16) and Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) before the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago White Sox in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Brandon Guyer (5) and center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) get psyched up in the dugout before the Spring Training game between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) connects for a single in the seventh inning of the game between the Oakland Athletics at the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, May 22, 2015.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Logan Morrison (7) hugs center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) in the dugout before the start of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Pittsburgh Pirates in Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) gets under the fly ball by Boston Red Sox third baseman Aaron Hill (18) in the fifth inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) makes the leaping catch on the fly ball by Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Jake Elmore (21) in the first inning of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) signs for fans before the start of the game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Thursday, July 7, 2016.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) leaps for the fly ball by Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) in the fifth inning of the game between the Kansas City Royals and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) dives trying to stretch his double in the eighth inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) hangs from the roof of the dugout before the start of the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) after pouring water over his head in the dugout during the game between the New York Mets and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

Twitter: Twitter-@willvrag

Instagram: Instagram-@willvrag

e-mail: wvragovic@TampaBay.com@tampabay.com

Some of Times photographer Will Vragovic's favorite images of Rays Kevin Kiermaier 03/20/17 [Last modified: Monday, March 20, 2017 3:45pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays vs. Orioles, 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Today: vs. Orioles

    1:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 760-AM (Spanish)

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 26:  Pitcher Jake Odorizzi #23 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait at Charlotte Sports Park during photo day on February 26, 2014 in Port Charlotte, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
  2. ABC Racing kennel advances three into semifinals

    Parimutuels

    ST. PETERSBURG — The maiden voyage by Don Burk into the $30,000 St. Petersburg Derby series — his first as the ABC Racing kennel owner — went as easy as ABC.

  3. Bullpen melts down as Rays lose to Orioles (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Jacob Faria allowed his first two big-league home runs and was touched for a career-high three runs Saturday by the Orioles. Other than that, the rookie making his fourth major-league start did okay against the Baltimore bats.

    The bullpen, not so much.

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jumbo Diaz wipes his face as he walks off the mound after the Baltimore Orioles scored four runs during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 24, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) SPD118
  4. Lightning shifts search for defense to free agency

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — As much as he tried, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman left the weekend's draft without acquiring another top-four defenseman.

    Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman gestures as he speaks to the media about recent trades during a news conference before an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning, over the past few days, have traded goaltender Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings, forward Brian Boyle to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and forward Valtteri Filppula to the Philadelphia Flyers. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA101
  5. Lightning journal: Russian forwards top Day 2 draft picks

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — After taking a big, right-shot defenseman in the first round, the Lightning's second day of the draft was headlined by a few skilled Russian forwards.

    Canadiens rookie defenceman Mikhail Sergachev with Brian and Michelle Reid, the billet family he lived with while playing for the OHL's Windsor Spitfires last season. COURTESY OF BRIAN AND MICHELLE REID