C.J. RIEFENHAUSER NEWS

Mark Trumbo Is On The Move Again

Mark Trumbo is now a member of the Baltimore Orioles The Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles have hooked up for a trade that sends Steve Clevenger to Seattle for lefty C.J Riefenhauser and first baseman Mark Trumbo. The Orioles are facing the likely departure of Chris Davis and this move may signal that Mark Trumbo is the replacement for Davis. If that is the case, the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis, Grades for Trumbo-to-Orioles Deal

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-handed power hitter Mark Trumbo from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher Steve Clevenger, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser will go to Baltimore in the deal as well. Riefenhauser is former product of the Tampa Bay Rays, and was […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Trader Jerry — The Seattle Mariners Keep Dealing

Dipoto Shows No Signs of Stopping M’s Overhaul The Seattle Mariners new General Manager, Jerry Dipoto, has his foot on the gas and he’s not letting up anytime soon. In less than 30 days, Dipoto has acquired through trade RHP Nathan Karns, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser, OF Boog Powell, RHP Joaquin Benoit, OF Leonys Martin and RHP Anthony Bass.  Additionally, Dipoto has landed Franklin...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Status Quo Is No Mo’ – Seattle Mariners Offseason Update, Part One

It’s certainly been a busy week for our vaunted protagonists, the Seattle Mariners. After the trade that netted Nate Karns and C.J. Riefenhauser for Brad Miller, Logan Morrison and Danny Farquhar, the team made two more deals that should put them in a much better position come Opening Day 2016. As the new front office continues to wheel and/or deal, we’ll keep tabs on the moves...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

More New Friends – Meet Your New Seattle Mariners

Although the MLB offseason has officially begun, it doesn’t exactly feel like the stove is terribly hot. Those free agents who had the qualifying offer extended to them still haven’t let their respective teams know whether or not they’ll accept them (outside of Colby Rasmus, who will return to the Houston Astros after becoming the first player to ever accept the QO). The most...
Via Oregon Sports News
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners loaded with lefties

At this time of year, you will hear many general managers speak about a desire to add left-handed pitching. Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto is not one of those people. The Mariners’ 40-man roster includes 11 left-handed pitchers, the most of any team in baseball, according to STATS LLC. They have even more left-handers than right-handers (nine). Dipoto inherited 10 lefties...
Via Fox Sports
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Trade Analysis—Mariners Deal Morrison, Miller, and Farquhar

Rays send Karns, Riefenhauser, and Powell to M’s New Seattle Mariners GM, Jerry Dipoto, is certainly not wasting any time reshaping the M’s into his own vision.  The World Series crowd had barely cleared the parking lots when word broke that the Mariners were sending Logan Morrison, Brad Miller and Danny Farquhar to the Tampa Bay Rays. I’ll miss the high socks but not the...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

How the six-player trade with the Mariners impacts the Rays

This past Thursday, the first trade of the baseball offseason went down. The Tampa Bay Rays acquired RHP Danny Farquhar, SS Brad Miller, and 1B Logan Morrison from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Nathan Karns, CF Boog Powell, and LHP C.J. Riefenhauser. While the trade is not a blockbuster and does not feature a major superstar, it will still impact the teams. The Rays are...
Via isportsweb.com
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners Make 6 Player Trade to Rays Including Brad Miller

New Mariners GM Jerry DiPoto made his first big splash yesterday, making a 6 player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays.  The deal shows a stark change in philosophy from the old regime, so let’s take a look at it and what it means. Who We Gained The Mariners got a total of 3 players on the deal.  First is reliever C.J. Riefenhauser.  Riefenhauser is a 25 year old relief pitcher...
Via Seattle Side Up!
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting Boog Powell

In the first trade of the offseason, the Mariners shipped Logan Morrison, Danny Farquhar and Brad Miller to Tampa Bay in exchange for Nate Karns, C.J. Riefenhauser and outfield prospect Boog Powell. Dave Cameron covered the trade in depth this morning. I’m here to give you the skinny on Boog Powell according to my fancy computer math. Powell split 2015 between Double-A and...
Via Fangraphs
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays and Mariners Get Hot Stove Fired Up Early

Four days. It took MLB all of four days to bring us the first transaction of the off-season, as the Mariners and Rays got together on a six player trade that ships some interesting players in both directions. The full trade, as announced on Thursday evening. Tampa Bay receives: SS Brad Miller 1B Logan Morrison RHP Danny Farquhar Seattle receives: RHP Nate Karns OF Boog Powell LHP...
Via Fangraphs
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis of the Seattle Mariners six player trade with the Rays

Well, that didn’t take long. Recently hired GM Jerry Dipoto, who I profiled last week, has already made his first major transaction, completing a six player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. Seattle sent SS/OF Brad Miller, 1B Logan Morrison, and RHP Danny Farquhar to Tampa Bay in exchange for RHP Nathan Karns, LHP C.J. Riefenhauser, and OF prospect Boog Powell. So, what does this...
Via isportsweb.com
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners and Rays open Hot Stove season with six-player deal

We have a trade. The Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners made a six-player deal. Greg Johns of MLB.com reports Brad Miller, Logan Morrison, and Danny Farquhar have been traded to the Rays while Nate Karns, C.J. Riefenhauser and Boog Powell go the Mariners’ way. From the Rays’ perspective, the move gives them three big league players who will add depth to their squad. Miller...
Via Bloguin Best
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners and Rays open Hot Stove season with six-player deal

We have a trade. The Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners made a six-player deal. Greg Johns of MLB.com reports Brad Miller, Logan Morrison, and Danny Farquhar have been traded to the Rays while Nate Karns, C.J. Riefenhauser and Boog Powell go the Mariners’ way. From the Rays’ perspective, the move gives them three big league players who will add depth to their squad. Miller...
Via The Outside Corner
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays and Mariners swap 6 players in 1st significant trade

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays have completed the first significant trade of the offseason, a six-player swap that sends infielder Brad Miller, first baseman Logan Morrison and pitcher Danny Farquhar to Tampa Bay for pitchers Nathan Karns and C.J. Riefenhauser, and minor league outfielder Boog Powell. The teams announced the deal Thursday night. Miller, Morrison...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays acquire Brad Miller from Mariners in 6-player deal

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired shortstop Brad Miller, first baseman/outfielder Logan Morrison and right-handed relief pitcher Danny Farquhar from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns, left-handed relief pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser and minor league outfielder Boog Powell. Miller, 26, hit .258 (113-for-438) with 11 home runs...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays bring up Teaford, send down Riefenhauser

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wanting to have a long reliever in the bullpen after a pair of extra-inning games, the Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of left-hander Everett Teaford from Durham of the Triple-A International League. Left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser was optioned to the Bulls before Saturday's game against the New York Yankees. To clear a spot on the Rays' 40-man roster, the first...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays bring up Teaford, send down Riefenhauser

NEW YORK (AP) Wanting to have a long reliever in the bullpen after a pair of extra-inning games, the Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of left-hander Everett Teaford from Durham of the Triple-A International League. Left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser was optioned to the Bulls before Saturday's game against the New York Yankees. To clear a spot on the Rays' 40-man roster, the first...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper Blasts 22nd Home Run onto Net of Tropicana Field’s Ray Tank

The Nationals are raining home runs all over Tropicana Field props. Bryce Harper hammered his 22nd home run of the season to deep right center field onto the protective net of Tampa’s ray tank. Harper hammered the shot off Rays pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser in the fifth inning to give Washington a 7-0 lead. Harper continues his MVP campaign tying his career-high in homers in mid...
Via KCM Sports
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

It's worth following Alex Colome, other call-ups, in season's final weeks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The rest of this Tampa Bay Rays season has become about polishing talent for the future. Attention has shifted from the American League East standings and the ''games behind'' column in the race for the AL's second wild-card spot. It has turned to finding gems within the transactions list, to studying the names promoted and considering where they can go. Momentum...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays search for better success in the first round as another draft approaches

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock. Andrew Friedman wants better results. Criticism is fair, he says. The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft should be the bloodline of any developmental system, but for the Tampa Bay Rays, returns have run dry when talking about the club's first-round picks after 2008. Fact: Infielder Tim Beckham, the first overall pick in 2008, stands as...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 04, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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 the Rays...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

C.J. Riefenhauser Talks Pitching, the Rays, and the Coming Season

"C.J.! C.J.! C.J.!" A crowd of about 100 people started developing in the section behind me at Citi Field during the 2013 All-Star Futures Game. It was between innings, and the announcers had just told the crowd that a new pitcher would be entering the game for the U.S. Team. "C.J.! C.J.! C.J.!" At the time, I hadn't heard of C.J. Riefenhauser, the left-handed relief pitcher from...
Via The Sports Post
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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