Found January 30, 2012 on Rays Report:
ROGER MOONEY Justin Ruggiano cleared waivers Monday and declined an assignment to Triple A Durham, opting instead for free agency. “I think I served my time there,” Ruggiano said. “I think it’s time for some fresh eyes to see me…

Ruggiano declines assignment to Triple-A

Justin Ruggiano has declined his assignment to Triple-A Durham, and the Rays outfielder will now become a free agent.

Young guns Moore, Reed top list

In case you missed it earlier in the week, here is Part 1 of our rookie preview. Today we will examine the upper echelon of pitching prospects for the 2012 season. Starting Pitchers SP: Matt Moore, Rays Contrary to most adolescent arms, Moore's name is recognized by most hardball enthusiasts as a result of a seven-inning shutout performance against the Rangers in Game 1...

Keppinger to earn $1,525,000 in Rays contract

Infielder Jeff Keppinger is guaranteed $1,525,000 as part of his one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Indians acquire Canzler from Rays

Russ CanzlerOn Tuesday morning the Indians announced that they acquired infielder/outfielder Russ Canzler from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations. The Rays had designated him for assignment on January 27th after they signed infielder Jeff Keppinger, and he is now on the Indians 40-man roster. He assumed the spot vacated by Fausto Carmona who was put on the restricted list...

Inbox: Will Longoria have an MVP season?

Is Evan Longoria looking at a potential MVP-caliber season? Rays beat reporter Bill Chastain answers that question and more in the latest edition of his Inbox.

Orioles interested in free-agent Casey Kotchman

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Former Tampa Bay Rays DH Pat Burrell retires

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Canzler traded to Tribe for cash considerations

The Rays cleared up any doubts about who will play first base in 2012 when Carlos Pena came into the fold last week. In the aftermath of that move, the club traded first baseman Russ Canzler to the Indians on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations.

Starry eyed Optimism

This is going to be sort of a rambling, chain-of-thought post, not my highest grammatical achievement. Still, it's on my mind.I know people will point and laugh, I'm used to it, but here's what I keep coming back to - what might we expect from the Jays next year compared to what was successful in other cities last year? Comparisons are always tricky but still . . . consider...

Yankees' 2012 regular-season schedule

Yankees open April 6 at Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays trade Russ Canzler to Cleveland Indians for cash

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