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Notebook: Rays don't consider Desmond Jennings' groin injury to be serious

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon says there's no reason for alarm with outfielder Desmond Jennings, but the team has taken a cautious approach. On Saturday, Maddon said Jennings has dealt with a groin injury sustained in the first inning of the Rays' loss to the Baltimore Orioles last Monday at Camden Yards. Jennings was available off the bench for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 hours 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...
Via Holdout Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees at Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. After breaking out to end their lengthy skid, the Tampa Bay Rays hope Chris Archer can bounce back from a rough outing and remain tough on the New York Yankees. The right-hander looks to improve to 4-0 against the Yankees on Saturday night at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay (8-9) was outscored 32-7 during a four-game slide that...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buy Myers With Zest As He’s No Lemon

I remember distinctly the day Will Clark retired. I just got home from a Winter Solstice Pageant. I was only 12 years old at the time, but my mustache was already coming in. Earlier that night, when I was singing in the pageant, a mother yelled out from the audience, "Who's the midget with the mustache?" Then another parent yelled out, "Or is it a dwarf? I...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Moore’s Injury Might Have Hurt Rays’ Chances Of Winning AL East

This was set up to possibly be the finest season in Tampa Bay Rays history. The franchise went all-in for its first World Series title when it decided not to trade ace David Price this offseason in a minor surprise. The Rays looked like legitimate contenders because of their rotation, considered one of the best in baseball. Here is what the rotation was projected as: Price, Matt...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Angels, Twins interested in Sam Fuld

Sam Fuld was released by the Oakland Athletics last week, but he is drawing interest from teams including the Angels and Twins, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser.Re: Fuld, there is expected to be interest in him from several teams, incl #Twins and now likely #Angels among others. #Athletics— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 16, 2014 Fuld has value...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Myers epitomizes club’s woes at plate

Maybe if he was swinging the bat better, the Rays’ Wil Myers would not have been out front of the slider thrown by Zach Britton in the seventh inning Wednesday that Myers hooked foul with the bases loaded. But Myers is in a slump, and the long foul ball was followed by a swing-and-a-miss for strike three and the Rays lost the final game of their long road trip 3-0 to the Orioles...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy - Evan Longoria vs CC Sabathia

The Tampa Bay Rays are in the Bronx to play a 4 game set with the New York Yankees, and they will not have to face one of Masahiro Tanaka or Michael Pineda.  But tonight it's David Price vs CC Sabathia and that means the Rays bats could come alive!  Sabathia has faced the Rays 14 times in the past 3 seasons, more than any other team.  Over those starts, he is just 3 and 8...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Injury Report: Tampa Bay Rays P Matt Moore Opts for Season Ending Tommy John Surgery

Tampa Bay Rays P Matt Moore has decided to proceed with Tommy John surgery rather than rehabilitate the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his throwing elbow. Moore left his last start against the Kansas City Royals after feeling discomfort in the elbow during the 5th inning. The initial MRI performed on Moore’s elbow came back inconclusive, resulting in the Rays...
Via FF Locker Room
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays lose Matt Moore for the season

The Tampa Bay Rays have lost one of the key members of their starting rotation.  Matt Moore will have season ending Tommy John surgery next week.  In a game against the Kansas City Royals on April 7, Moore left late in the game with discomfort in his elbow.  Originally, the Rays had placed him on the 15-day disabled list, but after a catch session on Monday, the team determined...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Moore done for year; will undergo Tommy John surgery

The Tampa Bay Rays have a gem of a left-hander in Matt Moore. He had an excellent season in 2013 and looked poised to be one of the top starters in the American League this season. Unfortunately, Moore will be missing the rest of the year thanks to Tommy John surgery. Moore tested out his gimpy left elbow on Monday throwing a bit, but the soreness in his arm persisted. He has been...
Via Rumors and Rants
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles series primer

This is becoming a road trip of attrition. It started with left-hander Matt Moore's elbow problem April 7 in Kansas City, one that required a visit to Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. Now, right-hander Alex Cobb has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain after his start Saturday in Cincinnati. Time to call another audible. Remember the fifth-starter...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rays C Ryan Hanigan tags out two runners in one play

It’s just your standard 6-2 (tag) -4-3-2 (tag) double play.  In what has to be a major league record, Tampa Bay Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan recorded two tag outs on the same play to preserver a 2-0 lead early.  Watch the alert fielding (and communication) by all Rays involved (via MLB.com): One would expect no less from a Joe Maddon managed team, who is known for having a defense...
Via Reading Between The Seams
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Cobb’s latest DL stint will force Rays to get creative

Just a day after dominating the Reds en route to a 2-1 Rays win, Alex Cobb has been placed on the disabled list due to an oblique strain. Cobb joins fellow Rays starters Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore on the DL, meaning that the only members of Tampa Bay’s projected preseason rotation that are still healthy are David Price and Chris Archer. This is Cobb’s third DL stint in...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays to move Cesar Ramos to rotation, add Erik Bedard to bullpen

With starter Matt Moore on the shelf after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, Rays manager Joe Maddon says Cesar Ramos will move out of the bullpen to start on Sunday, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Topkin adds that it sounds like veteran lefty Erik Bedard will be called up from Triple-A Durham. Ramos, 29, has allowed one run in four innings to start the 2014 season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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