Found April 10, 2012 on Reading Between The Seams:
Rookie sensation Matt Moore of the Tampa Bay Rays is scheduled to start against the hot and heavy hitting Detroit Tigers at 1:05 P.M. (Tuesday April 11, 2012). Moore is considered a pre-season favorite for rookie of the year. The left-handed, 22 year-old, fireballer has already showed he is more than capable of shutting down

Rays' Hellickson hit in head by ball during BP

DETROIT -- Tampa Bay Rays ace Jeremy Hellickson left Comerica Park on a cart Wednesday morning after being hit in the head during batting practice. Hellickson, last year's American League Rookie of the Year, was in the Rays bullpen beyond the leftfield fence when he was struck in the head by a ball hit by a Tigers player. Both teams' trainers immediately ran out to the bullpen...

The Tampa Bay Rays, and some crazy player development

James Shields has been a member of the Tampa Bay Rays for quite awhile, but his Opening Day start last week ended a significant streak for the team. It was Tampa Bay's first start from a pitcher older than 30 since June 26, 2006, when Mark Hendrickson started for the team. When Hendrickson made that start, the Rays had finished higher than last place in the AL East just once...

Hellickson hit in head during batting practice

DETROIT (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson has been taken to a hospital as a precaution after being hit in the head by a ball during batting practice before Wednesday's game at Detroit. Manager Joe Maddon says the 25-year-old Hellickson was not bleeding and did not lose consciousness. Hellickson is scheduled to start Saturday at Boston. He was throwing a...

BP Unfiltered: The Fernando Rodney Shift by R.J. Anderson

Kyle Farnsworth’s elbow discomfort not only landed him on the disabled list, but opened up one of the game’s more interesting early season position battles. Under normal circumstances, Joe Maddon would not have to choose between Fernando Rodney and Joel Peralta to close out games, yet here he is, doing just that on a day-to-day basis. So far, Rodney looks to be the leader,...

Rays RHP Hellickson taken to hospital

Tampa Bay Rays right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was struck in the side of the head by a ball during the team's batting practice Wednesday morning, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.Hellickson had to be carted out of the stadium by paramedics and was taken to a local hospital to get checked out.The 25-year-old wasn't bleeding and didn't lose consciousness...

Rays continue to show comeback spirit

In the big inning, its starting to look as if God created the Rays. True to form, they saved their best for last Wednesday on a chilly Detroit afternoon in which nothing had gone right. For eight innings against one of the best pitchers in baseball, Tigers ace Justin Verlander, the Kings of the Comeback looked utterly helpless. They didnt get their first hit off the 2011 AL Cy...

Line of the Day: Jeremy Hellickson

Reigning AL Rookie of the Year Jeremy Hellickson of the Tampa Bay Rays shut out the New York Yankees for 8 2/3 innings, allowing three hits and four walks while striking out four in a 3-0 victory. The win completed the opening series sweep of the Yanks. Line: 8.2 IP | 3 H| 0 ER | 4 BB | 4 K; W (1-0) | QS My fantasy perspective: Hellickson picked up right where he left off. His 2011...

Rays Minor League Notebook: 4/9/12

B.J. Upton began his rehab assignment with the Charlotte Stone Crabs, Henry Wrigley played long ball for Montgomery in a close loss, Bowling Green is shut out by West Michigan and Durham's bats come alive in a rout of Charlotte.

Cardinals Hire HUGE Rays Fan To Sing On Opening Day

It’s not a new phenomenon in sports, in fact it’s as old as the tradition of signing the National Anthem before sporting events – record companies send their talent to big events to sing the :90 song and hopefully remind some people watching that they need to buy the _________ album ASAP if they’re on-line or after the game if not. For some reason every single playoff game...

Rays 4, Tigers 2

Ben Zobrist hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays scored four runs in their final at-bat to beat Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers 4-2 on Wednesday. The Tigers (4-1) lost for the first time this season. Verlander (0-1) took a one-hitter into the ninth and hadn't allowed a run all season, but he gave up one on a wild pitch. Evan Longoria...

Report: Damon to sign with Indians

Johnny Damon may be on his way to joining the Cleveland Indians., citing sources, reported that the Indians are planning to sign Damon. The 38-year-old Damon spent last season with the Tampa Bay Rays, batting .261 with 16 home runs and 73 RBIs He had played one year for the Detroit Tigers in 2010 and spent the previous four seasons with the New York Yankees.. Damon...

Sources: Indians snag free agent Damon

Johnny Damon, 38, will sign with the Cleveland Indians, according to major-league sources.
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