Found February 28, 2012 on
The Rays open their spring schedule Saturday against the Twins in Fort Myers, and that is when the two biggest battles begin as the team looks for an everyday shortstop and a second catcher.

Leaner Longoria ready to embrace potential

PORT CHARLOTTE He wears his hair in a buzz cut these days. And thats only fitting considering the buzz overhead of Tampa Bay Rays star third baseman Evan Longoria not to mention the team as whole. After an injury-plagued 2011 season, Longoria is feeling rejuvenated these days following offseason foot surgery and a training regimen thats given him added strength and flexibility...

Rays owner excited about upcoming season

Stuart Sternberg doesn't want to place unrealistic expectations on his cost-conscious Tampa Bay Rays. Even after an offseason in which he approved spending that boosted one of baseball's lowest payrolls by more than 50 percent, the owner is reluctant to say he'd be disappointed if the club does anything less than win enough games to make the playoffs for the fourth time...

Rays 5x5 2012 Prospect Rankings

The Rays system is headlined by the top pitching prospect in all of baseball. A few 2011 draft picks find themselves in the top five as well. This isn't a classic Rays prospect list littered with high ceiling youngsters, but there is talent here. Top 5 fantasy prospects 1- Matt Moore, SP Moore is part of a trio of prospects that includes Bryce Harper and Mike Trout...

Ex-Rays announcer has 'Idol'-worthy daughter

When Shannon Magrane was a little girl, she would often visit the broadcast booth of the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. She loved visiting her dad, then-Rays color analyst Joe Magrane and former standout pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. By the time she was 11, the young Tampa native had developed an impressive gift of her own: singing. And she made her baseball debut, belting...

Lee busts out moves to delight of clubhouse

Hak-Ju Lee got his welcome-to-big-league-camp moment Monday morning.

Tampa Bay Rays: B.J. Upton returns to his roots; Joe Maddon's new car

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Rays' Maddon on drinking in clubhouse: 'We're not the Boston Red Sox'

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon took a stiff shot at the Boston Red Sox. After new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine announced that alcohol will no longer be allowed in the clubhouse, Maddon said that his team will continue to have adult beverages available to the players. "We're not the Boston Red Sox," Maddon told the Tampa Bay Times. "I've said it a hundred...

Tampa Bay Rays: Luke Scott displays pig-hunting spears; coach Tom Foley pays tribute to prospect Hak-Ju Lee

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Rays notes: Cautious approach with Moore

The Tampa Bay Rays are taking the cautious approach with LHP Matt Moore, the prized prospect who missed Monday's live batting practice session because of a mild lower abdominal strain that he and the team say is not serious.

Moore throws pain free

ROGER MOONEY PORT CHARLOTTE Matt Moore sent smiles through the Rays on Wednesday morning when he played catch at 75 feet. The left-hander had been sidelined the past two days because of a mild strain in his mid lower abdomen. “Everything was good today,” Moore said. “Everything has been…

Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Moore out with 'mild lower abdominal strain'

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Tampa Bay Rays play it safe with prized rookie Matt Moore

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Versatility gives Giemenez shot at catcher

Chris Gimenez reported to the Mariners spring training complex a few days early, dumped his gear in his locker, greeted the smattering of teammates also in camp, hit the weight room and the batting cage and learned he was designated for assignment.
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