The Tampa Bay Rays have declined a $2 million club option on reliever Juan Oviedo for next season.
The team announced the move Monday night. Meanwhile, outfielder Brandon Guyer and right-handed pitchers Jeff Niemann and Alex Colome were moved from the 60-day disabled list to the 40-man roster.
Oviedo signed a minor league contract with the Rays last winter. He did not pitch in...
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November 05, 2013
The Rays were on the verge of dropping a second straight game when they played the Minnesota Twins Tuesday afternoon. But an eighth inning rally completed their comeback to win 8-5. Starting pitcher Matt Moore started a bit shaky after giving up two runs in the first inning. He would be unable to get out of the third inning with two outs and finished his outing with two runs, two...
It may have snowed a few inches where you were the past few days, but this weekend marked the beginning of the Spring Sports. And while there were some impressive performances, most teams fared about how we expected. Let’s put a wrap on what we saw the past 3 days and what we are going to expect moving forward.
Couldn’t Have Said It Better Ourselves
In this edition of Rays Roundup: Hideki Matsui homers after getting royal treatment from his new teammates, James Shields suffers a rare rocky home outing, Kyle Farnsworth is throwing off a mound and Brandon Guyer is due to have season-ending surgery for a torn labrum. All of that and more inside.
In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Joe Maddon is furious about Luke Scott getting hit-by-pitch in ninth inning of Friday's game against the Red Sox, Matt Joyce hits his second grand slam in a week, outfielder Brandon Guyer needs season-ending shoulder surgery and Hideki Matsui is inching closer to a promotion to the big club from Durham. All of that and more inside.
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer, who has been out since May 12 because of a shoulder injury to his left (non-throwing) arm, will miss the rest of the season after another surgery to repair a torn labrum. Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery next week, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Guyer, 26, can play all three outfield spots. Reserves Brandon Allen, Sam Fuld...
In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Will Rhymes is doing fine after a scary fainting episode last night, the Rays acquire career minor league player Rich Thompson from the Phillies to add outfield depth, Brandon Guyer becomes the ninth Rays player to hit the disabled list and former Indians first baseman Ryan Garko is now in the Rays organization.
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired outfielder Rich Thompson from the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league outfielder Kyle Hudson.
The 33-year-old Thompson was active for Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox. To make room on the roster, outfielder Brandon Guyer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain, and right-hander Jeff Niemann was transferred...
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May 16, 2012
ST. PETERSBURG Outfielder Rich Thompson, a career minor leaguer, has been acquired by the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies, the club announced Wednesday night prior to its game against the Boston Red Sox.
To obtain the 33-year-old journeyman, the Rays swapped 25-year-old Durham outfielder Kyle Hudson, who was hitting .291 with the Bulls.
Thompson has spent...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles capitalized on five errors by the Tampa Bay Rays and got two hits and two RBIs from Adam Jones in a 5-3 victory Saturday night.
The Orioles were outhit 7-6 and struck out 12 times but scored three unearned runs to forge their second straight win in this series between the two top teams in the AL East. Baltimore leads second-place Tampa Bay...
The Baltimore Orioles capitalized on five errors by the Tampa Bay Rays and got two hits and two RBIs from Adam Jones in a 5-3 victory Saturday night.
The Orioles were outhit 7-6 and struck out 12 times but scored three unearned runs to forge their second straight win in this series between the two top teams in the AL East. Baltimore leads second-place Tampa Bay by two games and...
In this edition of Rays Roundup: Desmond Jennings knee injury is not serious and he could be back in the lineup as early as Wednesday, Brandon Guyer gets the call while Jeff Keppinger deals with "a personal matter" and Jeff Niemann puts his perfect against the Yankees on the line Wednesday night. All of that and more inside.
Durham outfielder Brandon Guyer is back from a short DL stint and ready to continue producing for the Bulls. One of the best hitters in the International League, the 26-year-old hopes to get his timing back soon, while manager Charlie Montoyo knows that Guyer will get his call to the big leagues soon enough.
Tampa Bay Rays minor leaguer Matt Bush, the top overall pick in the 2004 draft, was involved in a total of three accidents -- including a previously undisclosed second hit-and-run -- shortly before his DUI crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist.
The right-handed pitcher told the arresting officers that he had first struck a pole on March 22, then at about 5:00pm ET he plowed...
Read the methodology behind the ratings here. Remember that the grading scale is 20-80, with 50 representing league average.
2012 Organizational Rankings
#30 – Baltimore
#29 – Houston
#28 – Oakland
#27 – Pittsburgh
#26 – San Diego
#25 – Minnesota
#24 – Chicago AL
#23 – Seattle
#22 – Kansas City
#21 – Cleveland
#20 – New York Mets
#19 – Los Angeles Dodgers...
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2012 (11) | 2011 (3) | 2010 (1) | 2009 (4) | 2008 (1) | 2007 (1)
2011 Affiliate Records
MLB: [91-71] AL East
AAA: [80-62] International League – Durham
AA: [65-74] Southern League – Montgomery
A+: [64-75] Florida State League – Charlotte
A: [77-63] Midwest League – Bowling Green
A(ss): [37-39] New York-Penn League – Hudson...
Today’s guest Steve Slowinski contributes to both FanGraphs and DRaysBay — and, perhaps more importantly, is the driving force behind the very helpful FanGraphs (née Sabermetric) Library. We discuss, among other issues, how someone born in New Jersey and currently residing in Connecticut could every become a Rays fan. Also mentioned: Matt Moore and Brandon Guyer...
The idea of moving Matt Joyce to first base has been floated around here for a while. And now it might actually be coming true.
The Rays are working out at The Trop today (how good does that sound), and among those taking grounders at first base was Joyce (per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times). Of course, Reid Brignac also took grounders at first base, so maybe we should temper...
I would like to thank Jonathan Mitchell of DRays Bay and RJ Anderson of Baseball Prospectus for helping out with the following Tampa Bay Rays list.
Storming back from an 8 ½-game deficit with a month left, the Tampa Bay Rays threw themselves into the playoffs. While they did this with the usual production from guys like Evan Longoria, Ben Zobrist, David Price, James Shields,...
None of us can imagine what the last few months have been like for Russ Canzler. Despite putting up a .287/.372/.566 line with 28 doubles and 21 homers as a 24 year old at Double-A Tennessee in the Cubs system, the Cubs allowed Canzler to leave as a free agent and signed with the Rays. At Triple-A Durham, Canzler was even better than he was in 2010, posting a .314/.401/.530 line...
While outfielder Brandon Guyer played in just 15 games for the Rays in 2011, he managed to gain an appreciation for how big of a step it is to go from Triple-A to the Major Leagues.