Found June 20, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Alex CobbJoe Maddon
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
Alex Cobb has fluid build up in his ear according to Rays manager Joe Maddon. Cobb took a line drive off the right side of his head and was diagnosed with a concussion last weekend. “He’s doing really well, there’s not this high level of concern,” Maddon told reporters on Wednesday. “It’s just a matter of working through the initial impact — which was incredible as you all saw — and being patient with it.” There is no clear timetable for Cobb’s return.  Cobb has made 13 starts for the Rays compiling a 6-2 record, 3.01 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.

Is Alex Cobb done for the year?

Rays manager Joe Maddon offered some encouraging words for starting pitcher Alex Cobb. But at the same time, also provided some not-so encouraging words. Via the Tampa Bay Times, Maddon told the media Cobb is progressing: He’s feeling a little bit better, obviously not tremendously better. It’s one of those things that’s just going to take some time. My advice to him was to...

First-round pick Nick Ciuffo skips college, signs with Rays

Nick Ciuffo is eager for the next stage of his baseball life to begin.The Tampa Bay Rays announced Friday morning that they had signed their first-round pick, No. 21 overall. In the afternoon, the catcher reported to Port Charlotte, Fla., where he will join the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Rays."With the slot value where it was (1,974,700), it was really just too good of a...

Rays announced the signing of first rounder Nick Ciuffo

The Rays have announced via their press release the signing of one of their first round picks, catcher Nick Ciuffo.  The Tampa Bay Rays have signed catcher Nick Ciuffo (SHOO-fo), their first round selection from the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft and the No. 21 pick overall.  He will report to Port Charlotte, Fla., to play for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League...

Rays ace David Price scheduled to make rehab start Friday

David Price won't be winning back-to-back Cy Young awards, but the reigning AL Cy Young might at least return to help the Tampa Bay Rays before the All-Star break. Manager Joe Maddon told reporters, including Jason Mastrodonato of, that Price had simply been pushing too hard in his effort to return from a triceps strain. The Rays manager did not give a definitive...

Tampa Bay Rays Reach Agreement With First-Pick Nick Ciuffo

The Tampa Bay Rays have reached an agreement with first-round pick (21st)  Nick Ciuffo according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. The South Carolina high school catcher signed for $1.974 million. The slot value for the 21st pick is $1,974,700.The Rays hope that Ciuffo to develop into an office of catcher with the defensive abilities, something that the organization has lacked...

Wil Myers Could Change Landscape of AL East, Make Huge Offensive Impact for Rays

Odds have been released for the National League Rookie of the Year Award already. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller was the even-money favorite, followed by Los Angeles Dodgers outfield sensation Yasiel Puig at 3-2. There were no odds released yet on the AL Rookie of the Year winner because no first-year player had totally stood out yet in the Junior Circuit. However, one...

Your Morning Dump...where the Sox have the Rays' number this year

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Gomes’ two-run home run with no outs in the ninth, scoring Daniel Nava, who had walked, gave the Sox the win and the sweep of the doubleheader. It was his third career walk-off home run, and his first since...

Preview: Yankees vs Rays (6/20/13)

Andy Pettitte (5-4, 3.95 ERA) squares off against Matt Moore (8-3, 4.12 ERA) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of four. Pettitte will look to get back on track against the Rays after allowing four runs and a season high 11 hits against the Angels Friday. Since coming off the DL he has been inconsistent, allowing nine runs in 19 innings. If Pettitte can hand the ball over to...

Four Bases: Rays 6, Red Sox 2

Follow @TheNosebleeds Follow @Davis_VanOpdorp The Tampa Bay Rays avenged their embarrasing offensive showing yesterday by scoring six runs to avoid a second sweep in Fenway Park. Despite the loss, the Red Sox still remain dominant over their Florida division rivals, with their record now being 9-3. Here are the four bases: First Base: Even with the absent run support, Ryan Dempster...

Yankees Game 72: Longoria, Rays beat Yankees

Joba Chamberlain gave up the second of Evan Longoria’s two home runs in tonight’s loss. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) Tampa Bay Rays 8 — New York Yankees 3   The Yankees bullpen gives the runs back in tonight’s 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees and could have been in early trouble when Desmond Jennings hit a double to lead off the...

Marginal Prospects Podcast: Episode 16

Kiley welcomes Tampa Bay Rays Director of Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom to the show and the guys cover a wide range of topics relating to working in a front office. They start by going through Chaim's background and how he landed his job with the then Devil Rays and they both suggest some tips for young people looking to break into the game.

Rays 8, Yankees 3

Evan Longoria homered twice. Matt Moore pitched impressively into the seventh inning. From Desmond Jennings to Yunel Escobar, there were contributions throughout the Tampa Bay lineup. That's how manager Joe Maddon imagined this pesky club would perform all year. ''That's the way it's supposed to look like,'' Maddon said after the Rays sent the New York...

Yankees - Rays Ticket Price Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees both enter a four game set against one another coming off wins the previous day. For the Rays, they were able to take care of business against AL East-leading Boston behind a big day at the plate for the middle of the order. The three through seven hitters all tallied at least one RBI as the Jeremy Hellickson paced the Rays to a 6-2 victory...
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