Desmond Jennings to be released by Rays on Saturday

The Tampa Bay Rays are planning on releasing Desmond Jennings on Saturday, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

What It Means:

It's been a fall from grace for Jennings, who was once viewed as a future star in the bigs. Unfortunately, injuries and disappointing performance have plagued him for the majority of the past three seasons, culminating in Saturday's evident release. At 29-years-old, there should be a fair share of interest for the outfielder.

In 65 contests this season, Jennings slashed just .200/.281/.350 with 7 homers, 20 RBI's and a .150 ISO in 225 plate appearances. His sky-high 25.8 strikeout percentage is a career-worst.