NEW YORK (AP) -- Wanting to have a long reliever in the bullpen after a pair of extra-inning games, the Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of left-hander Everett Teaford from Durham of the Triple-A International League. Left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser was optioned to the Bulls before Saturday's game against the New York Yankees. To clear a spot on the Rays' 40-man roster, the first...
The Tampa Bay Rays have been inconsistent throughout the first month of the season, and this trend continued in their series against the AL East leading New York Yankees. The Rays lost 5-1 in a twelve-inning game on Sunday afternoon. Joe Maddon decided to have CJ Riefenhauser intentionally walk Jacoby Ellsbury to load the bases, and face Dean Anna with two outs. Riefenhauser then...
"C.J.! C.J.! C.J.!" A crowd of about 100 people started developing in the section behind me at Citi Field during the 2013 All-Star Futures Game. It was between innings, and the announcers had just told the crowd that a new pitcher would be entering the game for the U.S. Team. "C.J.! C.J.! C.J.!" At the time, I hadn't heard of C.J. Riefenhauser, the left-handed relief pitcher from...
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