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Tampa Bay Rays
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Heath Bell has spent the last few years bouncing back and forth from coast to coast like a ping pong ball: from San Diego to Miami to Arizona and now to Tampa Bay.
"You'd think you'd sign a three-year deal and you'd stay in one place and not bounce around, but it's all right," the one-time right-handed closer told MLB.com on Friday in his new digs with the Rays at the Charlotte Sports Park. "Unfortunately I've been traded the last two years, but I keep going to better and better teams. The Rays are always in the playoffs so it's not a bad thing."
Bell left the Padres for the Marlins as a free agent after the 2011 season and signed that three-year contract worth $27 million with a $9 million vesting option for 2015. Bell earned that deal by saving 132 games for the Padres in the three seasons after Trevor Hoffman left for Milwaukee in a huff because of a contract dispute.
Bell struggled for the Marlins and the D-backs and hasn't regu...
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Yunel Escobar is coming off the best season of his career, and the Tampa Bay Rays believe their slick-fielding shortstop can be even better in 2014.
The native of Cuba shrugged off a slow start to post solid numbers offensively a year ago, however stellar defense was his biggst contribution to a team that reached the playoffs for the fourth time in six seasons.
Largely viewed as...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Choices were made, and because of them, Ryan Hanigan has a new home.
The Cincinnati Reds signed free agent catcher Brayan Pena to a two-year deal last November, leaving Hanigan, with the Reds for the first seven years of his career, dangling as an attractive trade piece for teams with a need behind the plate.
Enter the Tampa Bay Rays. Hanigan was shipped southeast...
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It took INF Tim Beckham a long time to get to the big leagues, and, as the No. 1 overall pick of the 2008 draft, he took a lot of abuse along the way before making it in September.
But just when he could feel some satisfaction, his career took a cruel twist as he tore the ACL in his right knee during a December workout and is expected to miss at least half the season.
The South Korean media should love Luke Scott. The outspoken outfielder will be playing for SK Wyverns this season and there’s a good chance not all of his bombs will come via his bat. Controversy and Scott have gone together like hand in glove. That is not an indictment of his character. In a politically-correct […]
Sam Fuld is just a pest, Bob Melvin says.
That's why the A's made him theirs on a Minor League deal this month.
"He's a smart player who can play all the positions and knows how to play in a role-type position, so therefore was a target of ours," said Melvin. "As you've seen last year and even more so this year, depth is an important thing. You know...