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James Loney finalizes minor league contract with Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) James Loney and the Texas Rangers have finalized a minor league contract that includes an invitation to big league spring training. Loney hit .265 with nine home runs and 34 RBIs in 100 games last year with the New York Mets, taking over the starting job at first base after Lucas Duda sustained a stress fracture in his back. The 32-year-old Houston native...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Loney, invite 5 others to major league camp

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have signed first baseman James Loney to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training and given five players in their farm system a spot in big league camp.With the addition of the six players announced Tuesday, Texas has 15 non-roster invitees set for camp next month in Surprise, Arizona.The minor leaguers with invitations...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers, James Loney agree to minor league deal

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- A person familiar with the agreement says the Texas Rangers and free agent first baseman James Loney have agreed to a minor league contract.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal hasn't been announced.If Loney makes the major league roster out of spring training, the Rangers will be his fourth team since...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays begin a telling week with a victory behind James Loney's clutch hit

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- James Loney watched his soft line drive flutter toward the gap and hoped it would land. At first, when he poked right-hander Kyle Lohse's 89-mph fastball toward right-center field, he felt good about his chances to deliver as the Tampa Bay Rays' Mr. Reliable again. Still, centerfielder Carlos Gomez was closing fast, and Loney braced for the best. Then, a bounce...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

'Inside the Rays: Loney on First' premieres June 1 on Sun Sports

On Sunday, June 1, at 5 p.m., Sun Sports, the statewide television home of the Tampa Bay Rays, will debut a new episode of ''Inside the Rays'' upon conclusion of the Rays vs. Boston Red Sox game. Titled ''Loney At First,'' this episode will provide viewers with an all-access look at the career of Rays first baseman James Loney. A Houston native, Loney's love for the game of baseball...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Why James Loney has been their best player so far

The Tampa Bay Rays have not had much to be happy with in the opening quarter of the 2014 season. They have suffered through key injuries and underperformances, which has caused them to play well below expectations. The Rays are 19-28, which puts them in last place in the AL East and second to last in the entire American League. The only team worse than the Rays in the AL is the Houston...
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Loney's single in 9th lifts Rays over Royals 1-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- James Loney hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays over the Kansas City Royals 1-0 on Tuesday night. Rays starter Chris Archer wriggled out of two bases-loaded jams and went seven innings in an impressive pitchers' duel between top young arms. Royals rookie Yordano Ventura dazzled in his 2014 debut, holding Tampa Bay to...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

James Loney a complex persona, but Rays better for having him back

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- James Loney always has been an enigma with the Tampa Bay Rays. He can be a man of few words but one of many actions, his complexity an asset in his rise to become one of the game's best first basemen. He's "great in the clubhouse," as center fielder Desmond Jennings calls him, but he reveals little when notepads and cameras turn his way. He fits "right in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

James Loney’s Contract With Rays Marks Largest Free-Agent Investment by Current Ownership Group

The Tampa Bay Rays typically don’t spend much money in free agency, so James Loney‘s contract is large by their standards. The Rays officially announced Friday that they have signed Loney to a three-year, $21 million deal. It is the largest free-agent investment made by the Rays since Stuart Sternberg‘s ownership group took over in 2005. News of an agreement between Loney and...
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays announce three-year, $21 million for 1B James Loney

Their band will be back together, a four-piece collection worthy of gold. None of the Tampa Bay Rays'€™ infielders won an American League Gold Glove Award last season, but don'€™t let semantics fool you.   Third baseman Evan Longoria, shortstop Yunel Escobar, second baseman Ben Zobrist and first baseman James Loney --€“ the group'€™s most deserving --€“ were finalists...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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