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Tampa Bay Rays
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Jeremy Hellickson has not been happy with his performance for Tampa Bay all spring.
His manager is not worried.
The Rays' No. 2 starter allowed eight runs --six earned -- in three innings of an 8-3 loss to the Detroit Tiger on Friday in his final tuneup before the regular season.
It's been a rough camp for Hellickson, who finished with a 6.75 ERA in Grapefruit League play. Hellickson, the 2011 AL Rookie of the Year, went 10-11 with a 3.10 ERA in last year while winning a Gold Glove.
"He's healthy, he's fine and that's all that matters," Joe Maddon said. "He'll be ready when it comes time to make his first start."
Hellickson said despite the results of his last five outings -- 18 runs in 21 1-3 innings -- he felt ready for the season. He will make his first start Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles.
"I haven't been pitching very good," Hellickson said. "I haven't been executing my pitc...
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Jeremy Hellickson has not been happy with his performance for Tampa Bay all spring.
His manager is not worried.
The Rays' No. 2 starter allowed eight runs -six earned - in three innings of an 8-3 loss to the Detroit Tiger on Friday in his final tuneup before the regular season.
It's been a rough camp for Hellickson, who finished with a 6.75 ERA in Grapefruit League play...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. A start to Luke Scotts season must wait.
The Tampa Bay Rays announced Saturday afternoon that the designated hitter will be placed on the 15-day disabled list. The eight-year veteran, who was re-signed by the Rays to a one-year, 2.75 million deal in February, will miss time because of a right calf strain sustained after drinking too much alkaline water, he...
The Tampa Bay Rays have awarded Roberto Hernandez the fifth and final spot in their rotation to start the season. Hernandez signed a $3.25 million contract with the team this offense which includes nearly $2 million in additional incentives.
Hernandez made just three starts last season while his identify as Fausto Carmona was exposed to be a fraud.
The now 32-year-old right handed...
One of the positions the Tampa Bay Rays needed to address this past offseason was the role of DH. The team looked at options, signing Shelley Duncan as a possible candidate but in the end, the Rays decided to return to the same player that filled the role for at least a portion of the year last season, Luke Scott. Scott had several stints on the DL last season, and now will start...
If you don’t think Rays pitcher David Price is worth way more than the one-year $10 million deal he signed to stay with Tampa Bay, you are fooling yourself. And with Justin Verlander’s new contract that could exceed $202 million, the market for Price is set. In February, Price spoke with FOX Sports about his current situation (contractually that is) with the Rays. He feels...
Hellickson has a 3-1 record with a 3.19 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP against the Yankees
Threat Level: 9
In 2012, Tampa finished 90-72, which was the fifth best record in the American League, but missed the playoffs. Even though they traded James Shields and Wade Davis away, they got back to highly coveted prospects in Wil Myers (#4 prospect in all of baseball heading into the 2013 season...
It’s pretty sad that a perennially competitive team like the Tampa Bay Rays can’t even sell out on Opening Day.
Rays pitcher and last season’s Cy Young award winner David Price, is doing everything within his power to ensure that his team has strong home support when they open up their season against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.
In a story via Yahoo Sports, Price went...
Welcome to life after James Shields.
The Tampa Bay Rays still have ace left-hander David Price, of course, but this season will he uncharted terrain of sorts for a pitching staff that led the major leagues with a 3.19 ERA last season.
Shields, a right-hander traded to the Kansas City Royals in December in a blockbuster deal, had become a linchpin of Tampa Bays success on the mound...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays have taken the bang a gong thing literally.
A gong with the Rays starburst logo has been placed close to a wall near the right-field foul line at Tropicana Field as a tribute to T. Rexs 1971 hit, Bang a Gong. Upon bench coach Dave Martinezs suggestion, the song has served as the Rays entrance music throughout the spring.
Details are foggy...
The Tampa Bay Rays will be without the bat of Luke Scott to start the season. Scott, 34, was expected to serve as the DH for the Rays this season.
Scott was placed on the disabled list Saturday. He will be able to return on April 8 but that is expected to miss more time.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said that Scott will miss the first 2-3 weeks of the season according to Tampa Tribune...
By ANDREW ASTLEFORDFOXSportsFlorida.com
World Baseball Classic champion? Check.
Premier major-league closer? Check.
Someone who can cut the rug? Check.
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Wade Davis, RHP (Royals, Trade)
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Doug Fister gave up two runs and seven hits over six innings for the Detroit Tigers in a 3-3 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays in the exhibition finale for both teams on Saturday.
Fister, scheduled to pitch the Tigers' home opener Friday against the New York Yankees, had four strikeouts. Brayan Pena hit a two-run homer in the fifth off reliever Jamey Wright...
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