Rays place Jerry Sands on DL with wrist injury, promote Cole Figueroa

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays announced late Monday that outfielder Jerry Sands will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained tendon in his left wrist. Infielder Cole Figueroa will be recalled from Triple-A Durham to take Sands' place on the roster. Sands, who had his left arm in a splint Monday at Tropicana Field, has hit .190 with one home run and...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Injury Update: Ben Zobrist activated

The Tampa Bay Rays lost to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night by the score of 3-2 in ten innings. The loss dropped the Rays to 23-31, eight games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East. On a positive note, the Rays saw the return of Ben Zobrist to the lineup, who had been out with a thumb injury. Zobrist batted second and had an RBI, but was held without a hit...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays to get Ben Zobrist back Friday

The Rays are off Thursday, but have already optioned infielder Cole Figueroa to Triple-A Durham because second baseman Ben Zobrist is set to return to the active big-league roster Friday (via, when the Rays begin a three-game series in Boston. Zobrist, 33, is hitting .260/.352/.364 (105 OPS+) with seven doubles, three homers, nine RBI and 24 runs in 40 games this season...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Red Sox Lose 9th Straight On Another Rays Walk-Off

The Boston Red Sox are in turmoil right now. Not even during the worst parts of the 2012 season, did they lose nine games in a row. And the worst part, they found another way to lose. In the bottom of the 15th inning, Andrew Miller got Tampa Bay Rays CF Desmond Jennings to ground out on a comebacker. Unfortunately for whatever reason, the defense thought he might bunt and wasn...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays outlast hapless Red Sox, win 6-5 in 15 innings

A walk from a guy who doesn’t walk anyone, a hit batter with the bases-loaded, a three-run homer all in the first inning, could the afternoon have gone any worse for David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays? Ah, but then came the night. The ball thrown into center field, Cole Figueroa racing home from second base, his teammates racing out of the dugout to celebrate, can mean only one...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays battle back from down 5, beat Red Sox in 15 with another walk-off

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Andrew Miller threw a force attempt at second base into center field, allowing pinch-runner Cole Figueroa to score in the bottom of the 15th inning as the Tampa Bay Rays handed the Boston Red Sox their ninth consecutive loss, 6-5 Saturday. James Loney opened the 15th with a single off Miller (1-4). Figueroa ran for Loney and went to second on Brandon...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Rays Walk-Off Sends Red Sox To Eighth Straight Loss

After being swept on their previous six-game homestand, the Boston Red Sox were hoping for better things on their five-game sojourn. They were also looking to avoid being in last place in the AL East as they battled the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend. Well, after last night’s 1-0 walk-off loss to the Rays, the Red Sox now find themselves percentage points behind those same Rays for...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays beat Red Sox

Cole Figueroa is one of those heady players considered a student of the game. So with all the baseball he has watched, he took note of how players react, specifically what evasive maneuvers they take to avoid raucously celebrating teammates, after getting walkoff hits. That research came in handy Friday when Figueroa, the rookie infielder in his eighth major-league at-bat, delivered...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Another dramatic victory provides Rays with one more step in climb out of AL East basement

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A climb from the basement begins with a single step. Or in Cole Figueroa's case, a raised right fist on a sprint to second base, then a beeline to shallow right like he ran with his heels on fire, then a leap into an impromptu mosh pit that began in the dirt between first and second after scoring Desmond Jennings on a bloop double that found the turf in...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Lose Eighth Straight Game Despite Better Showing In Tampa (Video)

The Boston Red Sox were dealt their eighth-straight loss by the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night, but it was still a much better showing than the last few games. The 1-0 loss for once wasn’t due to starting pitching — John Lackey pitched seven innings of shutout ball — but rather the offense’s inability to cash in on a strong Rays pitching staff. Ultimately, Sox reliever Burke...
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Cole Figueroa makes Rays a walk-off winner

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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey Takes Hard-Luck No-Decision As Red Sox Find New Ways To Lose

A little more than a week ago, Cole Figueroa was in Triple-A. On Friday, he was ducking tacklers on the Tampa Bay Rays, who were trying to chase down the night’s hero. That Figueroa, a 26-year-old rookie who had no major-league experience before the Rays called him up from Durham last week, drove in the game-winning run in Tampa Bay’s 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox shouldn’t...
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Lose Eight Straight as Rays Walk-Off 1-0

  What do you get in a game between two struggling offenses and two pitchers on their game? Friday night’s 1-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at The Trop. Rookie Cole Figueroa delivered the game-winning hit, extending the Sox losing streak to eight games.   
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cole Figueroa comes up clutch, gives Rays walk-off win over Red Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Cole Figueroa hit an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox 1-0 on Friday night. Desmond Jennings drew a one-out walk in the ninth off Andrew Miller (1-3). Burke Badenhop entered and, after Jennings stole second, Figueroa drove in the winning run on a drive to right- center. Juan Carlos...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays beat Athletics on Rodriguez homer in 11th

The Rays had been desperately searching for their first walkoff win, a hint of magic that could spark their so-far disappointing season. And they might have gotten that spark Thursday, Sean Rodriguez circling the bases after his two-out, three-run homer in the 11th lifted Tampa Bay to a 5-2 victory over the A's in front of 11,257 at Tropicana Field. The Rays snapped a four-game...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon gives out ‘Sex Panther’ cologne to team’s player of the game (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Tampa Bay Rays skipper Joe Maddon continues knocking it out of the park as it relates to his unconventional, quirky and usually effective approach he takes to motivate his players. And now, his doling out of Sex Panther cologne — of course of “Anchorman” fame — to the team’s […] The post Joe Maddon gives out ‘Sex Panther’ cologne...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Ben Zobrist Dislocates Thumb – DL Stint Likely

Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist dislocated his thumb sliding head first into second base on a steal attempt in the top of the fifth against the Seattle Mariners today and will likely be head to the disabled list. Rays manager Joe Maddon said the team will using Sean Rodriguez and Logan Forsythe at 2B in Zobrist’s absence. Durham infielder Cole Figueroa could also figure...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Seventh-inning rally lifts Clippers over Bulls 3-2

COLUMBUS - Thanks to a few lucky breaks in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Columbus Clippers nudged the Durham Bulls 3-2 Friday. Down 2-1, the Clippers filled the bases and came through with a duo of runs to catapult themselves into the lead. Durham catcher Jesus Flores never touched home plate on what could have been a force out for the tying run of the inning as shortstop...
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July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bulls storm past Clippers 6-5

DURHAM- The Columbus Clippers fell 6-5 after going into extra innings with the Durham Bulls on Tuesday. The Clippers rallied to tie the game after being down the majority of the game, but Durham would take the win in the tenth inning. Daisuke Matsuzaka started on the mound for the Clippers. The Bulls started the first inning off with a single. Following the leadoff batter, Cole Figueroa...
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July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Durham Bulls’ Tim Beckham jukes out catcher to score run (VIDEO)

YouTube Former first overall draft pick Tim Beckham made a heck of a move behind home plate to put a run on the board for the Durham Bulls Friday night.  Teammate Cole Figueroa singled up in the middle and Beckham was not about to be denied as he tried to score from second base.  Scranton Wilkes-Barre’s Melky Mesa came up firing and threw a strike to catcher Jeff Farnham, who...
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June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Durham Bulls’ Tim Beckham juked his way to one of the more impressive runs you will ever see

Durham shortstop Tim Beckham scored an absolutely incredible run in the Bulls’ 8-4 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday night, on a play that he had no business scoring on in the first place. Following Beckham’s two out double in the bottom of the 7th, Cole Figueroa hit a soft liner to centerfield that the Bulls infielder tried scoring on from 2nd base. Scranton/WB outfielder...
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays invite seven to spring training, including Wil Myers

Spring training is nearing and team’s are sending out their invitations to join the big club during camp. Today, the Rays announced they have invited seven players to Port Charlotte. Among the seven invited were OF Wil Myers, 1B/OF Leslie Anderson, INF Cole Figueroa, RHP Matt Nevarez, RHP Jim Paduch, LHP Jim Patterson, and LHP Neil Schenk. The following is from the team’s press...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays invite 7 minor leaguers to spring training

With one week to go until pitchers and catchers report, the Tampa Bay Rays extended spring training invites to seven minor leaguers, the team announced Monday. Chief among the invites is outfielder Wil Myers, the key return from the deal with Kansas City that sent pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals. Also showing up in Port Charlotte on Feb. 15 will be first basemanoutfielder...
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February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Figueroa Beginning to Figure Out AAA

After a scorching month of April and a promotion to Triple-A Durham, Bulls infielder Cole Figueroa has had to make adjustments to his game at the highest level of the minor leagues. Despite his initial struggles with the Bulls at the plate, Figueroa is slowly and patiently learning the different nuances of Triple-A pitching and seems on track to take the next step forward in his development.
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Montgomery Notebook: Biscuits Stepping Up

Despite the promotions of 3B Cole Figueroa, 1B Henry Wrigley and opening day starter Shane Dyer the Montgomery Biscuits are 10-7 in May. After slugging in April, the Biscuits have used their speed to rack up wins in May. Inside pitching coach R.C. Lichtenstein and hitting instructor Ozzie Timmons discuss some of the players who have since stepped up and the keys to their performances.
May 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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