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Tampa Bay Rays
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Despite being in fourth place at the moment, the Rays are obviously in the playoff mix, only four games back of the AL East leading Red Sox. Indeed, Tampa Bay has been in the mix pretty much every season since 2008. Their ability to prevent runs has been what has received the most attention the l...
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Tampa Bay Rays left-hander David Price threw his first bullpen session Friday at Tropicana Field since he was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 16 after sustaining a strained left triceps.
Price, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, threw 38 pitches from the mound with head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield, pitching coach Jim Hickey and left...
ST. LOUIS -- Shelley Duncan was smiling when I walked up to his locker at the Tampa Bay Rays' spring-training base a few months ago. Of course, Shelley Duncan usually is smiling.We talked about his mom, Jeanine, his brother, Chris, and how unfair life could be that both of them would be diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor just 14 months apart.Well, I talked about the unfair...
As a three-time All-Star, Evan Longoria is a favorite of autograph-seekers at Tropicana Field and elsewhere throughout the majors. However, he will leave Comerica Park with a memorable signature of his own.
On Wednesday night, the Tampa Bay Rays' third baseman tweeted a photo of a bat signed by guitarist and Metallica co-founder James Hetfield. Hetfield was present for the Rays...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said left-hander David Price could return late June or early July after completing rehab work from a left triceps strain.Maddon, speaking before a game between the Rays and Baltimore Orioles on Saturday at Tropicana Field, offered an update after the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner threw his first bullpen session...
The Rays do not pass up the opportunity of drafting a catcher with their first pick on Thursday’s First-Year Player Draft. With pick No. 21, the Rays selected catcher Nick Ciuffo from Lexington (S.C.) High School and at No. 29 selected right handed pitcher Ryne Staneck from the University of Arkansas. Videos of each prospect can be found after the media release from the Rays. Ciuffo...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Jeremy Hellickson managed some humor at his expense. The timing was appropriate, fresh off one of his best starts of a season that has included its share of struggle for him.The line was said in jest, but it spoke volumes. It showed the 26-year-old right-hander is aware he must be stronger, more consistent, and find his form of old. Hellickson was talking about...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays made eight picks in the second session of the MLB draft Friday. Their choices included balance: Four high school players and four college prospects were taken; in addition, four picks were pitchers and four were position players.
R.J. Harrison, Tampa Bays director of scouting, spent some time during the Rays game against the Baltimore Orioles...
The Tampa Bay Rays drafted high school catcher Nick Ciuffo with the 21st pick in the 2013 MLB Draft in hopes infilling a long-standing void in the organization. Tampa Bay seemingly able to develop pitching at will have not had success at developing a catcher and that’s where Ciuffo comes in.With their second pick in the first round that was compensation for losing B.J. Upton...
As we often mention here, there are some pretty specific steps pitchers take in recovering from an injury. There's the initial rehab phase, there's the playing catch phase, there's the long toss phase, then there's the pitching from a mound phase. The Tampa Bay Rays will have David Price move to the pitching from a mound phase Friday. It's a big step in...
Their tribute began with a stroke of inspiration. At first, the idea seemed more light-hearted than serious. Name their son Maddon, after Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon?
Why not? Why wait?
The conversation happened last year, before the birth of John and Heather Warwicks first child. The New Port Richey, Fla., couple both big Rays fans had brainstormed baby names and selected...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) --Jeremy Hellickson pitched six scoreless innings and six different Tampa Bay players drove in runs to lead the surging Rays to an 8-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
Taking up where they left off in allowing just two hits in a 2-1 victory in the opener of a three-game series at Tropicana Field, Rays pitchers limited the Orioles to four singles...
Jeremy Hellickson pitched six scoreless innings and six different Tampa Bay players drove in runs to lead the surging Rays to an 8-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
Taking up where they left off in allowing just two hits in a 2-1 victory in the opener of a three-game series at Tropicana Field, Rays pitchers limited the Orioles to four singles to beat their AL East...
You know all about xFIP, because you read FanGraphs, and it’s a distinctly FanGraphs-y statistic. You don’t quite know how you feel about it. Some pitchers demonstrate an ability to suppress runs more than one would expect. Some pitchers appear to be unusually homer-prone. Lots has been written about the handful of apparent exceptions, but xFIP isn’t trash, as some might suggest...
Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer turned in seven strong innings allowing two hits and one run and Desmond Jennings is a two run homer in the bottom of the seventh to lead Tampa Bay over the Baltimore Orioles 2-1.Joel Peralta pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Fernando Rodney recorded his 13th save of the season striking out two in the ninth to preserve the win.Archer ...