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The Tampa Bay Rays have bolstered their bullpen, claiming durable lefty Wesley Wright off waivers from the Houston Astros.
The Rays made the move Monday. Tampa Bay is in the thick of the races for the AL East and the wild-card spots.
Wright is expected to join the Rays for Tuesday night's home game against Seattle.
The 28-year-old Wright is 0-4 with a 3.92 ERA and leads AL relievers with 54 appearances. He has struck out 40 in 41 1-3 innings with 16 walks.
Wright pitched in 77 games last year. He has spent six seasons in the majors, all with Houston, and was the longest-tenured player on the last-place Astros.
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The Tampa Bay Rays claimed reliever Wesley Wright off waivers Monday, the team announced. The left-hander, formerly of the Houston Astros, is expected to join the team prior to the game Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field.
A corresponding move for the 25-man roster will be made at a later time.
Wright, 28, is in his sixth season in the majors, having spent...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Wesley Wright thought his season would end much differently. After the non-waiver trade deadline passed July 31, the left-handed reliever pictured his season closing with the Houston Astros, the only franchise he had known since making his major league debut in 2008.
But plans changed, as they often do this time of year in the nomadic baseball world. When...
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TAMPA, Fla. -- On Tues., Aug. 13 at 10:30 p.m., Sun Sports, the statewide television home of the Tampa Bay Rays, will premiere the latest episode of "Inside the Rays," featuring the life and career of rookie outfielder Wil Myers.
This episode will give fans an exclusive look into Myers' childhood in Thomasville, North Carolina, including interviews with his parents...
Tampa Bay released veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth on Sunday.
On Friday the Rays announced that Farnsworth had been designated for assignment which meant they had 10 days to trade or release him. He is now free to sign with any interested team.
Farnsworth had 25 saves and a 2.18 ERA for the Rays in 2011 both career bests but has mostly struggled since. He began last season on...
The Tampa Bay Rays did it Little League style going old school with the hidden ball trick against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rays third baseman Evan Longoria caught Juan Uribe napping at third base to complete the rarity.
The post Tampa Bay Rays Do It Little League Style With Hidden Ball Trick appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays entered Tuesday night in a bit of a funk, but Yunel Escobar had a plan to lighten the mood.
The shortstop walked to his stall before a game between the Rays and Seattle Mariners at Tropicana Field with a cardboard sign that read, "WE NEED TO WIN". Tampa Bay began a six-game homestand with a five-game losing streak following defeats...
The Tampa Bay Rays have reinstated right-hander Alex Cobb from the 60-day disabled list to make his first big league start since being hit in the head by a batted ball two months ago.
Cobb, struck on the right ear June 15 by a liner hit by Kansas City's Eric Hosmer, is scheduled to pitch Thursday night against Seattle. Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon says it's great news for...
HOUSTON (AP) -- The fate of a plan to renovate the Houston Astrodome, an iconic stadium that's fallen into disrepair since it was shuttered four years ago, will be in the hands of voters this fall.
Harris County commissioners on Tuesday approved placing a measure on the Nov. 5 ballot that will ask voters to authorize up to 217 million in bonds to pay for a plan to turn the stadium...
Bartolo Colon's velocity was up but so was his fastball.
After four months of dominant outings and even talk of a possible run at another Cy Young Award, the 40-year-old Colon has looked extremely average in his last two outings.
Even the Houston Astros are knocking Oakland's All-Star right-hander around at this point.
Colon, who had defeated Houston three times already...
The Tampa Bay Rays tagged out a totally confused Juan Uribe with a sneaky little move at third base. You've got to love the hidden ball trick.
After a three-and-three roadtrip, the Oakland A's return home for a nine-game set. The homestand begins with a three-game set against the Houston Astros. Chris Biderman previews the series.
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The 2013 American League Rookie of the Year is coming down to Wil Myers of the Tampa Bay Rays and Jose Iglesias of the Detroit Tigers.
The decision is going to be tough, mainly because Myers has been incredible for the Rays but has played nearly 30 games less than Iglesias.
Iglesias started his 2013 season at shortstop for the Boston Red Sox. It seemed he was hitting...