Notebook: Erik Bedard looking to find ways to win with Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Erik Bedard is trying to stay focused on the task at hand. That means winning and nothing else. That means avoiding concerns like pitching for his job, considering his future with the Tampa Bay Rays and placing too much pressure on himself to perform. "You always pitch to win," the left-hander said Wednesday. "I don't think of anything else...
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Twins ditch Mastroianni, pick up Sam Fuld. Upgrade?

Never let it be said that I don't tackle the tough questions on this blog. With the Twins grabbing Sam Fuld of waivers and subsequently losing Darin Mastroianni to the Blue Jays it's finally time to look at the big question every is asking these days - who is the better sixth outfielder?  I know, I'm brave to put myself out there like this on such an important and...
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David Price took a line drive to the nuts (GIF)

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price taught all of the young ballplayers in the world a valuable lesson on Tuesday night — always wear a cup. Had the lefthander not been wearing one, his night would have been much, much worse. Price was pitching to Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer in the top of […]
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Umpires Use Instant Replay, Still Blow Call In Twins-Rays Game (Video)

During Tuesday’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Minnesota Twins, the Rays’ Yunel Escobar struck out on a 4-2 count. That’s right, a 4-2 count. The confusion began when it appeared that Escobar foul-tipped a pitch past the catcher when he actually did not make contact with the baseball. The at-bat continued until the count was full, at which point the umpires convened in...
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David Price pats cup after getting drilled in nuts by Joe Mauer line drive (vid/GIF)

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price pitched a gem of a game against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, going the distance while striking out 12 in a 7-3 victory. But the hero of the night may have been Price’s protective cup, which certainly helped prevent egregious, sack-busting damage to Price’s gems so he could […] The post David Price pats cup after getting drilled in nuts...
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MLB acknowledges pitch-count gaffe in Yunel Escobar at-bat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Major League Baseball has acknowledged it failed to correct a pitch count after Tampa Bay shortstop Yunel Escobar struck out in an at-bat that was completed after a replay review. After a replay delay of 1 minute, 47 seconds in Tuesday night's game against Minnesota, umpires incorrectly ruled the count on Escobar was 3-2. Escobar struck out on the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tampa Bay Pitcher David Price Nailed in the Litte Davids With a Line Drive

We have seen the kind of destruction that a line drive can do to the head. We have seen what getting hit in the face with a ball can do to a guy as well. But what about the family jewels? What if someone was hit in the jewels with a line drive?Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price nearly found out after getting hit in the 'Little Davids' by a Joe Mauer line drive.Since he was...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Price takes line drive to the nuts

David Price, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, took a hard hit liner off the bat of Minnesota Twins’ Joe Mauer right to the junk.
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Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays series primer

A conversation about the Tampa Bay Rays' offense is no longer as dire, but more consistency is needed. Two games with a combined 27 runs in victories over the New York Yankees on Friday and Saturday at Tropicana Field helped quiet some of the alarm about the Rays' production. Before then, eyebrows were raised about what had become one of the majors' weakest offenses....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Updates: Matt Moore, Jeremy Hellickson, Alex Cobb, Desmond Jennings

The Tampa Bay Rays will take a much needed breather today with their second day off of the season and first in ten days.  They'll host the Minnesota Twins for a three-game set starting tomorrow before leaving on a 10-game road trip.  The Rays have had a host of injuries this season with some truly devastating ones to boot.  We have a lot of updates today, let's go over...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays lose in 12; split series with Yankees

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...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Dumpster Diving — Ryan Hanigan

Depending on the league you are in, dumpster diving is a pastime that could lead you to the playoffs in your league. Some leagues limit your moves, but even then it pays to pay attention to your waiver wire. You can think of the waiver wire the same way that stock brokers look at stocks. Some stocks are the kind you hold onto for years and use them to stabilize your retirement. Others...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays will activate Juan Carlos Oviedo off DL on Tuesday

The Tampa Bay Rays will activate reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo from the disabled list prior to Tuesday’s game against the Twins. The Rays will option down reliever C.J. Riefenhauser to make room. OFFICIAL: #Rays option @CJRief, will reinstate Juan Carlos Oviedo from DL prior to Tuesday's game versus @Twins.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) April 20, 2014Oviedo began his...
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Notebook: Alex Cobb frustrated by oblique setback

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alex Cobb worked through a two-month rehab last summer in recovering from a mild concussion. He faces a similar absence in healing from a left oblique strain, and that frustrates him. "It has definitely been a struggle to compare the two," Cobb said. The Tampa Bay Rays right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 13 with the strain....
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays fan faceplants on field reaching for foul ball (GIF)

A Tampa Bay Rays fan faceplanted onto the field while reaching for a foul ball during Friday night's game against the New York Yankees.The unidentified fan reached over the railing in the 7th inning as the foul ball rolled into the corner, and he totally went for it. The fan lost his balance as he left his feet and reached for the ball with both hands, faceplanting and landing...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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