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Rays notes: DeJesus looks to provide offensive spark in September

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- David DeJesus' wait is over, and he's eager to make the most of September in his return. "There's nothing different," DeJesus said of his goals for the upcoming weeks. "It's just trying to be at peace with the lineup that helps the team win." DeJesus, who missed 64 games because of a left hand fracture before he was activated...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Game Day Chatter

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Rays Injury Update: David DeJesus to be activated Monday

The Tampa Bay Rays veteran outfielder David DeJesus will be activated on Monday, accord to a tweet from the Rays this morning.  The Rays, who are currently in third place in the American League East, hope that DeJesus will provide needed offense in their lineup during the last month of the regular season.Also tomorrow, OF @David_DeJesus3 will be activated from the DL.— Tampa...
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Rays to active DeJesus from DL, call up three others with active rosters expanding Monday

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays announced Sunday that outfielder David DeJesus will be activated from the disabled list Monday. In addition, catcher Curt Casali and relievers Brandon Gomes and Steven Geltz will be called up with major-league active rosters expanding to 40 players Monday. All three were on the taxi squad Sunday. DeJesus has not played for the Rays since...
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Darth Vader lounges with Rays fans during Star Wars Night (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.The Tampa Bay Rays held Star Wars Night at Tropicana Field on Saturday, and Darth Vader took a moment to relax in a lounge chair with one of the fans during the game. Because even Darth Vader needs to unwind once in a while.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
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Fantasy Baseball Two-Start Pitchers Week 22: Drew Smyly and More

For many leagues this is it. The start of fantasy baseball playoffs is underway and this is when you really have to search for that guy that could push the boundaries, push you over the Mendoza line and bring you to fantasy glory. Look over the list and see if a certain player’s name shoots off the page and into your starting lineup. I will give you the player’s name and who...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Take First Game of Series from Rays

The Red Sox came into St. Pete and had rookie Anthony Ranaudo on the mound vs. Chris Archer of the Rays.  Controversy followed Archer’s last start against the Sox when he made open criticism of Ortiz daring to flip his bat after hitting a homerun off of him.  There would be no controversy today other than Archer giving up 8 runs before the 2 inning was over, including a grand...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Desmond Jennings scratched with sore knee

The Tampa Bay Rays dropped to 65-70 on the season following an 8-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. The Red Sox scored all eight runs in the first two innings off Chris Archer, who went four innings and fell to 8-7 on the season. Brandon Guyer lead the Rays with a home run and three RBI. The Rays were without center fielder Desmond Jennings due to a sore knee.#454312656...
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David Ortiz-Chris Archer Showdown Highlights Red Sox-Rays Series Opener

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays don’t have much to play for as both teams are just about out of contention. That still might not take away from one of baseball’s hottest rivalries. The Sox and Rays will open a four-game series on Friday night at Tropicana Field, and it marks the first time the two clubs have met since late July where the two clubs were none too pleased...
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Drew Smyly (SP, TAM) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add In All Mixed Leagues & AL-Only Leagues Immediately ANALYSIS: Mazel Tov Tampa, you have managed to get pretty decent return for one of the top established aces in the league, David Price. The best part is that they traded a lefty for a lefty, so in theory, their rotation only loses potential skill, but […]
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Kevin Kiermaier sits with stiff neck

The Rays will leave rookie Kevin Kiermaier out of the line up Monday, as they start a four game series against the division leading Orioles. Kiermaier is dealing with a stiff neck, and isn't feeling 100%.#Rays Kiermaier said neck stiff as a result of headfirst slide into 2nd Sunday, collided with #BlueJays Reyes— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) August 25, 2014Kiermaier has done...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon’s Bunting Identity Crisis

Two facts, with which you as a FanGraphs reader are likely familiar: The Tampa Bay Rays are among the most sabermetrically-inclined organizations in major league baseball. Sabermetrically-inclined folk generally are against the decision to sacrifice bunt. One more fact, with which you are less likely to be familiar: The Tampa Bay Rays have attempted 58 […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays protest game after controversial replay decison

It’s safe to say Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon isn’t a fan of Major League Baseball’s replay system at the moment. Maddon protested Saturday afternoon’s Rays game against the Toronto Blue Jays after a controversial replay challenge in the fourth inning. During the frame, first base umpire Bill Welke initially called Rays outfielder Will Myers safe after an attempted...
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Joe Maddon disappointed with Rays fans

A capacity crowd at Tropicana Field is 31,042 and, as you would imagine, the fourth place Tampa Bay Rays haven’t come close to filling the place since Opening Day. That was, of course, until Derek Jeter came to town. You see, the New York are drawing crowds all across baseball…with fans hoping to get one last glimpse of their team captain and his retirement sideshow. Saturday...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays go formal for road trip, two guys go 'Dumber and Dumber'

Joe Maddon and the Tampa Bay Rays frequently like to attach fun themes to road trips and dress up as they travel throughout the season. After wrapping up a series against the Angels on Sunday, the team prepared for a 10-game road trip by dressing in their best formal wear before heading to the airport to fly to Oakland. As you can see in the team photo above, there were plenty of...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss
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