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Last month, I asked 10 big-league players if hitting is more of an art or more of a science. I posed the same question to Luke Scott. Not surprisingly, his answer was both thoughtful and interesting. Love him or hate him — the Tampa Bay Rays outfielder is outspoken, charismatic and controversial ...
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Matt Moore took another encouraging step in his recovery from left elbow soreness, throwing a three-inning simulated game Saturday at Tropicana Field that he described as being "happy with the way everything felt."
Moore, who has been on the disabled list since July 31, threw about 50 pitches in three "innings" against two recent Rays...
The Tampa Bay Rays signed outfielder Delmon Young to a minor league contract on Thursday.
Young has been assigned to Double-A Montgomery.
Released by the Phillies a week ago, the 2003 first overall pick is back with the club where his career began.
Young hit just .261/.302/.397 in 80 games with Philadelphia and should not be counted on to be a difference maker even if he returns to the majors.
Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore took a large step forward yesterday, throwing a 69-pitch bullpen session that he and the team deemed successful. As an indicator of the progress Moore is making, he told reporters -- including Bill Chastain of MLB.com -- in a toung-in-cheek fashion that he was even wearing a "jockstrap and cup" during the session.
"I even had...
I wondered a little why Mariano Rivera didn't just retire last season. I totally get why he didn't; no one wants to quite because you got hurt. After the kind of career that he has had--and the length of it--no one would have batted a eye had he said that he was going to go ahead and hang it up anyway.
But as this season progressed it became abundantly clear why Mo decided...
The Rays’ heart was in the right place.
The Rays decided to pay tribute to the man who’s crushed their hearts so many times, the legendary Mariano Rivera. A sand sculpture was erected in Mo’s honor and well…just…well…
That thing is not pretty. But I’m sure Mariano being the classy man he is was more than grateful.
Courtesy of @TBTimes_Rays
NEW YORK (AP) Joe Maddon manages one of the best teams in baseball. And the Tampa Bay Rays could wind up going home after one game this postseason.
Then again, winning just one game shouldn't be too hard for the teams that survive the crowded wild card race. It's getting there that's going to be difficult in the second year of baseball's new playoff format.
The Rays signed outfielder Delmon Young to a minor-league deal
Thursday and are working toward a resolution on their waiver claim
of outfielder David DeJesus, according to major-league sources.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have unveiled a sand sculpture to honor Mariano Rivera on the New York Yankees closer's last regular-season visit to Tropicana Field.
Rivera smiled and joked that he was taking the sculpture home when he saw it before Friday night's game. He signed the sculpture right under the words "ENTER SANDMAN 42."
Rookie Chris Archer beat the New York Yankees for the third time, Evan Longoria hit one of four homers off Hiroki Kuroda and the Tampa Bay Rays topped their AL East rivals 7-2 on Friday night.
Jose Lobaton homered and drove in four runs in support of Archer (7-5), a 24-year-old right-hander who won twice earlier this season at Yankee Stadium, including a two-hit shutout on July...
The Tampa Bay Rays honored legendary New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with a very literal Sandman sculpture.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rookie Chris Archer beat the New York Yankees for the third time, Evan Longoria hit one of four homers off Hiroki Kuroda and the Tampa Bay Rays topped their AL East rivals 7-2 on Friday night.
Jose Lobaton homered and drove in four runs in support of Archer (7-5), a 24-year-old right-hander who won twice earlier this season at Yankee Stadium, including...
Yankee fans should breathe a heavy sigh of relief that Brett Gardner's hand is not broken. On Saturday, the Yankees sent Gardner for precautionary X-Rays after the center fielder took a pitch off the hand in the third inning of Friday night's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Gardner finished the game, but the Yankees -- in light of their myriad of injuries this year -- wanted...
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed Delmon Young to a minor league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The 27-year-old was released by the Phillies last week and will now return to the organization that selected him first overall in the 2003 draft.
Young played one full season in the major leagues with Tampa Bay before being traded to the Minnesota Twins in a trade that...
Delmon Young is returning to his first franchise.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed the outfielderdesignated hitter to a minor-league contract Thursday, and he reported to Double-A Montgomery the same day.
The Rays selected Young as the first overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft and played for them in 2006-07, when he hit .293 (226 for 771) with 16 home runs and 103 RBI in 192 games...