Found February 25, 2013 on Bush League Chronicle:
PLAYERS: Ryan Roberts
TEAMS: Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays utility man Ryan Roberts is sporting some pretty slick batting gloves this spring.The 32-year-old flashed his pair of Rays-inspired hitting aides in front of an camera on Monday. And judging by the look of them, Roberts will be able to grip just about anything that comes his way this season. Needless to say, even Spiderman is impressed.Via

Price, Longoria make debuts in Rays win

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- AL Cy Young Award winner David Price and Evan Longoria had brief, but satisfying spring debuts for the Tampa Bay Rays. Price pitched one scoreless inning and escaped injury when a groundball glanced off his left wrist, while Longoria successfully tested his surgically-repaired left hamstring on the base paths and had a RBI single during Tuesday's...

Wright pitches well in Rays win over BoSox

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Jamey Wright's bid to make the Tampa Bay Rays his 10th major league team began with a perfect inning that hardly felt like one to the 38-year-old right-hander. The veteran of 17 seasons is well versed in spring training routine and said Monday that he doesn't remembering ever feeling comfortable on the mound in his first outing. Nevertheless,...

2013 MLB Season Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

Leading up to the 2013 MLB regular season, Greg Kaplan will be taking a close look at all 30 teams, division by division. Along with previewing each team heading into the season, Kaplan will try to predict which teams will be playing baseball deep into the October playoffs, and which teams will be playing golf come that time of year. American League East – Division Winner –...

an Early Starting-Five Eval: Tampa Bay Rays

AL BEast Notebook – Feb 25 Youth and pitching seem to be synonymous with the Rays of the last ten years. Every year they bring up a young guy late in the season who becomes a huge part of their rotation the following year; Scott Kazmir 04-05, James Shields (straight into) 06, David Price and Jeff Niemann 08-09, Wade Davis 09-10, Jeremy Hellickson 10-11, Alex Cobb and Matt Moore...

Rays need extra innings to beat the Twins

The Tampa Bay Rays got clutch hitting late in the game to beat the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, 10-7 in 10 innings.  Starting pitcher Chris Archer threw nine pitches in is one inning of work. He recorded a strike out and gave up one walk (to Joe Mauer). Jake Odorizzi also pitched well as he threw seven pitches in the second inning to record three outs.. But the real story was the...

Half Blind Pitcher Making A Case For A Spot On The Rays Pitching Staff

Follow @DSchmelzerTSB on Twitter Juan Sandoval was just a regular minor leaguer with the Seattle Mariners, who had a dream to pitch in the big leagues. In 2005, at the age of 24, Sandoval had made it to AA and had seemed to be close to living his dream. Then, on February 4, 2006 Sandoval was sitting at a restaurant in his native Dominican Republic, when a man had an argument with a...

Rays split with Red Sox, Pirates

The Tampa Bay Rays opened their spring training season on Saturday with a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates and a win against the Boston Red Sox.  Roberto Hernandez and Jeff Niemann both pitched against the Pirates. Both needed just 23 pitches to get out of the first and second innings. Newcomers Wil Myers and James Loney went 0-3 combined in the 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh. The Rays...

Rays continue their hot hitting in win over Boston

The Tampa Bay Rays, just four games into spring, have been hitting the ball well. Monday, they continued their good hitting which resulted in a 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox. Alex Cobb started for the Rays today. He threw 38 pitches in two innings and gave up a solo home run to Boston’s Dustin Pedroia in the first inning. Rays answered back with a two-run double by Yunel Escobar...

MLB Team Previews: Tampa Bay Rays

Key Additions SIGNED/RESIGNED: Luke Scott (DH), Even Longoria (3B), James Loney (1B), Roberto Hernandez (RHP), Kyle Farnsworth (RHP), Kelly Johnson (2B),  TRADED FOR: Yunel Escobar (SS)  Key Losses Carlos Pena (1B), B.J. Upton (OF), Jeff Keppinger (2B), James Shields (SP), Wade Davis (SP), Elliot Johnson (SS) ...

More offense leads to another win for the Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays improve to 4-1 in spring training after they defeated the Houston Astros 7-2. The game was called after 5½ innings sue to rain. Cy Young winner David Price got his first action this spring. He had a 19 pitch inning, giving up a walk and a hit. Price was hit on his bare hand but proved to be OK after the following pitch was a 95-mph fastball. Thirdbaseman Evan...
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