Found May 29, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jake Odorizzi is going back to Durham, and the Tampa Bay Rays have promoted right-hander Alex Colome to bolster a fatigued bullpen. On Tuesday night, the Rays announced that Odorizzi, a right-hander, will be moved down to Triple-A, a day after he pitched four innings and gave up six runs and eight hits in a 10-6 victory over the Miami Marlins at Tropicana Field. On Wednesday afternoon, Colome was promoted and will work in a relief role. He's available to play later in the day during the Rays' game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. A starter for Tampa Bay's game Saturday against the Cleveland Indians is still undetermined. Weve already spoken to him, Rays manager Joe Maddon said of Odorizzi, after the Rays 7-6 victory over the Marlins on Tuesday night. (Pitching coach Jim Hickey) went over some things he wants him to work on. Part of this decision is based on usage of the bullpen right now. We have to make sure were covered in the bullpen so...

Prospect posts odd Facebook comment

Tampa Bay Rays prospect Josh Sale apparently posted a bizarre comment about mistreating a stripper on his Facebook page.

Rays suspend prospect Josh Sale after inappropriate post

The Tampa Bay Rays Rays suspended prospect Josh Sale on Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the organization. Sale, an outfield prospect taken 17th overall in the 2010 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, had just completed a 50-game suspension after testing positive for methamphetamine and an amphetamine. His latest controversy stemmed from an offensive status update he made on...

Luke Scott enjoys welcome respite from recent slump

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Luke Scott was packing near his locker, preparing for a road trip to South Florida and points beyond in what can be a frustrating game, more nights that can either humble or reward. He accepts the gratifying moments when they come, never taking them for granted, because he knows how hard they can be to earn. Just imagine if you had a tail, and you go around...

Evan Longoria not surprised by Kelly Johnson's production

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Kelly Johnsons recent outburst is no surprise to someone known for offensive displays of his own: Evan Longoria. A day after Johnson, a Tampa Bay Rays infielderoutfielder, went 4 for 5 with two home runs and six RBI in a 10-6 victory over the Miami Marlins, the star third baseman praised his streaking teammate. When asked if Johnsons numbers this season ...

Tampa prospect brags on Facebook about making it rain with change

The Tampa Bay Rays are a notoriously cheap franchise. But can’t they at least give enough money to their prospects so they can give the strippers dollar bills? Take for instance, 2010 draft pick Joshua Sale. Now, Sale hasn’t quite lived up to his billing at teh #17 overall prospect. In fact, his biggest moment so far was a 50-game suspension after testing positive for amphetamines...

Rays Suspend Minor Leaguer for Bad Grammar (Maybe)

The Tampa Bay Rays have suspended Josh Sale, their 2010 first-round pick, for conduct detrimental to the organization, the team announced Wednesday. "Threw 50 cents at a stripper tonight. First time. Got kicked out and she got so (mad) thought she was gonna cry. Your a stripper. Be thankful," Sale posted. He was suspended for not knowing the difference between...

Rays Suspend Prospect Josh Sale Over Stripper Incident

  Could be this be the  next Josh Hamilton in the making? But for now, the Rays have another case of a troubled young draft pick on their hands in the case of Josh Sale. Yesterday BSO posted the story about how Sale bragged about tossing quarters at strippers. Well today, karma’s paying the 21-year-old a visit as the Rays have decided to suspend him indefinitely for behavior...

Matt Joyce, James Loney power Rays past Marlins

MIAMI (AP) -- Matt Joyce and James Loney homered to support pitcher Alex Colome in his major league debut Thursday night and helped send the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins, who lost their ninth straight. Colome (1-0) allowed an unearned run and five hits in 5 2-3 innings. He walked two and struck out seven as the Rays won their fifth straight. Fernando Rodney...

Why I'm Not Rooting For the Rays Anymore

Ultimately, I think we realize that baseball doesn't matter. It's a fun sport -- even a beautiful sport -- but baseball doesn't add anything tangible to our lives. We can't eat it, can't use it to build anything, and most of us aren't paid by or because of it. Instead, we follow baseball for the joy it brings to our lives, and because life is too short to...

Alex Colome Wins Major League Debut For Rays

Alex Colome (1-0) allowed an unearned run and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out seven as the Rays (29-24) won their fifth straight 5-2 and completed a four game sweep of the Miami Marlins in the Citrus Series.Matt Joyce and James Loney homered to back up the young right-hander. Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth for his 11th save in 16 opportunities...

Roberto Hernandez dominant as Rays hand Marlins 8th straight loss

MIAMI (AP) Roberto Hernandez bounced back from two rough outings and pitched 8 2-3 innings, leading the Tampa Bay Rays over Miami 3-1 Wednesday night and sending the Marlins to their season-worst eighth straight loss. Kelly Johnson and Yunel Escobar each drove in a run as the Rays won their fourth in row. Tampa Ray has taken 12 of its last 13 against the Marlins and improved to...

Desmond Jennings' late hit lifts Rays past Marlins

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Desmond Jennings drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-6 victory over the Miami Marlins. The Rays came back from an early 4-0 deficit and won their third in a row. Miami lost its seventh straight game. Kelly Johnson opened the ninth with an infield single and...

Umpire Alan Porter takes foul ball off the nuts (GIF)

Poor Alan Porter. The home plate umpire for the Tampa Bay Rays-Miami Marlins game on Wednesday was nailed in the nuts when Evan Longoria fouled off a ball that bounced in the dirt and skipped into Porter’s crotch during the fourth inning. Between all the blown calls and foul balls to the groin, life isn’t [...]

Roberto Hernandez Sends Marlins To 8th Straight Loss

Kelly Johnson and Yunel Escobar each had an RBI  and Roberto Hernandez turned in his strongest effort of the season pitching into the ninth-inning and leading the Tampa Bay Rays over the Miami Marlins 3-1. Tampa Bay won their fourth game in a row, and the Marlins lost their eighth straight game.Hernandez came into the game having allowed 10 earned runs in six innings in his previous...
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