Found March 23, 2014 on
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore showed some toughness against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Moore nearly became the latest victim of a dangerous week for pitchers, as Xander Bogaerts drilled a comebacker that struck the Rays left-hander in the face. The ball hit Moore in the mouth area, but it appeared the pitcher minimized the impact by deflecting the ball with his glove. Amazingly, Moore — who was knocked over by the line drive — sprung up, raced over, grabbed the ball and flipped to first base to record the final out of the fourth inning. Moore then was greeted by the Tampa Bay training staff as he walked off the field, at which point blood could be seen coming from his mouth. Moore left the game after four innings of work and headed back to the Rays’ clubhouse. The young southpaw appears to have dodged a bullet, though, as it was just a few days ago that Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman had a metal plate put into his forehead after being struck by a line drive....

Rays pitcher Matt Moore hit in face by line drive

FORT MYERS, Fl. – Just days after Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman took a line drive to the head, Tampa Bay Rays starter Matt Moore was lucky to walk off the field after being hit in the mouth by a line drive that he partially was able to block during the fourth inning of the Rays 9-2 win over the Red Sox on Sunday. Moore reportedly got his glove up just in time to deflect...

Matt Moore hit in mouth, leaves in 4th inning of Rays win over Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Moore walked off the field after being hit in the mouth by a line drive that he partially blocked with his glove in the fourth inning of the Tampa Bay Rays' 9-2 win over the Boston Red Sox. Moore got his glove up just in time to deflect a line shot by Boston's Xander Bogaerts, recovering to throw out Bogaerts for the final out of the inning....

Rays' Matt Moore takes line drive off face

A few days after the horrific scene with Cincinnati's Aroldis Chapman, we saw another pitcher take a sharp drive off his head.  This time it was Matt Moore of the Tampa Bay Rays.  The Rays were playing teh Boston Red Sox this afternoon when it happened.  Gorden Edes of ESPN tweets: Scary moment. TB's Matt Moore barely deflected liner off Bogaerts' bat headed for his...

Rays Pitcher Matt Moore Struck In Face By Line Drive (Video)

  Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore is one tough guy. Just days removed from the horrific to watch Aroldis Chapman line drive to the face hit, Matt Moore suffered a similar fate in a Spring Training game vs the Red Sox.  Only difference being how it all ended…   Moore left after 4 innings and it appears as though he’s been left unscathed. Lucky guy, but a scary week to be...

Rays pitcher suspended 50 games for positive PED test

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Colome will miss the start of the 2014 season after he tested positive for Boldenone, a performance-enhacing drug. The 25-year-old Colome made his big league debut last season making three starts and posting a 2.25 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. Now he will miss the first two months of the 2014 season. Rays pitcher Alex Colome suspended 50 games for PEDs. — Jeff...

Newcomer spotlight: Mark Lowe eager for fresh test in AL East with Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- From West to East, Mark Lowe is eager for his next test. Lowe, a reliever, has spent parts of eight seasons in the major leagues, all in the American League West before joining the Tampa Bay Rays on a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training last November. The right-hander earned a career 4.17 ERA in 264 games with the Seattle Mariners (2006-2010...

Jake Odorizzi wins final spot in Tampa Bay Rays rotation

The Tampa Bay Rays had a three man competition for the final spot in their starting rotation this spring. The candidates were Jake Odorizzi, Erik Bedard, and Cesar Ramos. On Saturday the Rays announced that the 22-year-old Odorizzi, with only six career starts under his belt, will claim the 5th spot in the rotation. This starts a domino effect for the two guys who lost out. Chris...

Sign or Trade: David Price

Keeping with the theme, my next 'Sign or Trade' installment centers around Tampa Bays Rays' 28-year-old pitcher David Price. This season will be his seventh in a Rays uniform and while he'll be eligible for arbitration one more time before he potentially hits free agency in 2016, Price has been the subject of several trade rumors. He plays for a contender in Tampa...

Rays pitcher Alex Colome suspended 50 games for PED use

Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher Alex Colome was suspended for 50 games on Monday afternoon after testing positive for a performance enhancing substance, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Colome was among a number of starters vying for the club's fifth spot in the rotation this spring, a competition that right-hander Jake Odorizzi ultimately won. Now Colome will...

Rays righty Alex Colome suspended 50 games for PED violation

Tampa Bay Rays right-handed pitcher Alex Colome has been suspended 50 games without pay for testing positive for Boldenone in a violation of MLB's substance abuse policy.

Rays' Cobb strikes out 12 in 3-3 tie

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Alex Cobb struck out 12 in seven innings Saturday and the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles played to a 3-3, 10-inning tie.

Can't We All Just Get Along

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- With Stanford products Sam Fuld and Michael Taylor both angling to make the A's out of camp, it's wise for them not to tempt fate when talking to their skipper -- a former Cal catcher -- about the NCAA Tournament.

Rays-Twins game rained out, will not be rescheduled

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The spring training game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins scheduled for Monday was rained out. The game never got started and won't be made up.

Playoff Predictions

  Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports American League Wild Card 1. Tampa Bay Rays 90-72 vs. Texas Rangers 88-74 While I like both of these teams I have to pick the Rays to win. While I believe both of these teams could go far in the postseason in a 1 game series to determine who advances I have to pick the Tampa Bay Rays. After seeing what they did last year during in the same circumstance...

Rays-Twins rained out

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The spring training game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins scheduled for Monday was rained out.
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