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2014 Minor League Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2013 (4) | 2012 (11) | 2011 (3) | 2010 (1) | 2009 (4) 2013 Affiliate Records MLB: [92-71] AL East AAA: [87-57] International League – Durham AA: [71-69] Southern League – Montgomery A+: [67-65] Florida State League – Charlotte A: [82-56] Midwest League – Bowling Green A(ss):  [38-37] New York-Penn League — Hudson Valley...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners (Finally) Exposed As The Embarrassing And Dysfunctional Organization They Truly Are

There is no doubt in my mind (or anyone else who follows Seattle sports) that Geoff Baker has been waiting years to write this total evisceration of the Seattle Mariners. Baker worked the Mariners beat for the Seattle Times for seven years, and, save for a few random late-night musings (which I’m convinced were aided by a handle of Jack), he mostly bit his tongue when it came to...
Via Next Impulse Sports
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Video: Josh Lueke

Kiley shares video of one of the top relief prospects in the Rays system, righty Josh Lueke.
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays players leave final thoughts on season via Twitter

As Rays players headed their separate ways for the offseason, some left some good-bye messages via Twitter to put a final stamp on the season.Very proud of our guys and our fans. I think we played to our potential. We took it about as far as we could go. Boston just beat us. Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) October 9, 2013Thank u Rays fan JOSE MOLINA (@Joeycatch8) October 9, 2013My rookie...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays players leave final thoughts on season via Twitter

As Rays players headed their separate ways for the offseason, some left some good-bye messages via Twitter to put a final stamp on the season.Very proud of our guys and our fans. I think we played to our potential. We took it about as far as we could go. Boston just beat us. Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) October 9, 2013Thank u Rays fan JOSE MOLINA (@Joeycatch8) October 9, 2013My rookie...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays Designate Kyle Farnsworth for Assignment – Recall Josh Lueke

The Tampa Bay Rays recalled pitcher Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham and designated pitcher veteran right-hander Kyle Farnsworth for assignment according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The Rays have 10 days to trade, release or pass him through waivers, although he time with the Rays is over. Lueke was 2-1 with a 0.72 ERA in 34 games for Durham. He made 11 appearances for...
Via Baseball News Source
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss
POLICE BLOTTER

Rockies prospects charged wth rape

Colorado Rockies minor leaguers Michael Mason and Jesse Meaux have been arrested and have each been charged with first degree rape and sexual offense.

Via The Outside Corner
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bulls trample Clippers 3-1

DURHAM- Behind the strong performance of right-hander Jake Odorizzi, the Durham Bulls defeated the Columbus Clippers 3-1 in the first affair of a four-game series Saturday. Odorizzi (6-1, 3.23 ERA) was dominant all night, tossing 6 1/3 innings and allowing one run on five hits with seven strikeouts and just one walk. Relievers Josh Lueke pitched the following 1 2/3 frames and...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Add Wil Myers And Josh Lueke

The Tampa Bay Rays had a busy weekend as they purchased the contract of outfielder Wil Myers as well as recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke from their Triple-A Durham farm club. To make room for the duo, the Rays optioned infielder Ryan Roberts to the same minor league affiliate while placing Alex Cobb on the 7-day disabled list due to a concussion. Cobb has no timetable to...
Via FF Locker Room
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Why I'm Not Rooting For the Rays Anymore

Ultimately, I think we realize that baseball doesn't matter. It's a fun sport -- even a beautiful sport -- but baseball doesn't add anything tangible to our lives. We can't eat it, can't use it to build anything, and most of us aren't paid by or because of it. Instead, we follow baseball for the joy it brings to our lives, and because life is too short to...
Via The Platoon Advantage
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees 4, Rays 3(11)

Lyle Overbay homered with two outs in the 11th inning, and the New York Yankees rallied late to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Saturday. Overbay drilled a 1-0 pitch from Josh Lueke (0-2) into the right field seats to give New York the lead. Ivan Nova (2-1), who made his first relief appearance after returning from a right triceps injury and being moved from the Yankees' rotation...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays falter in ninth, then drop 4-3 decision to Yankees in 11

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) --Lyle Overbay homered with two outs in the 11th inning, and the New York Yankees rallied late to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Saturday. Overbay drilled a 1-0 pitch from Josh Lueke (0-2) into the right field seats to give New York the lead. Ivan Nova (2-1), who made his first relief appearance after returning from a right triceps injury and being moved...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Recall Josh Lueke, Disable Brandon Gomes

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed right-handed pitcher Brandon Gomes on the 15-day disabled list due to a right lat strain. Taking his place on the active roster, the organization has recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham. Lueke will serve as a middle relief guy out of the Rays bullpen. The post Tampa Bay Rays Recall Josh Lueke, Disable Brandon Gomes appeared...
Via FF Locker Room
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays enjoy Kenny Loggins' visit to Tropicana Field

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. There was a Footloose feel at Tropicana Field on Saturday night. Soft rock singer Kenny Loggins, 65, performed after the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 victory over the San Diego Padres, which drew a crowd of 18,587. Before the game, though, he received some face time with Rays manager Joe Maddon in the skippers office. Maddons verdict: Approval. The artist, who has...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays enjoy Kenny Loggins' visit to Tropicana Field

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. There was a Footloose feel at Tropicana Field on Saturday night. Soft rock singer Kenny Loggins, 65, performed after the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 victory over the San Diego Padres, which drew a crowd of 18,587. Before the game, though, he received some face time with Rays manager Joe Maddon in the skippers office. Maddons verdict: Approval. The artist, who has...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays recall Archer to start against Indians

The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled right-hander Chris Archer from Triple-A to start against the Cleveland Indians. Archer was 5-3 with a 3.93 ERA in 10 starts at Durham. He was 1-3 with a 4.60 ERA in six appearances last season with Tampa Bay. Archer was selected by Cleveland in the fifth round of the 2006 draft and traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2008. The Rays acquired him from the...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays send Gomes to the D.L. Call-up Lueke

Rays reliever Brandon Gomes has been placed on the 15-day D.L., according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.  Gomes was placed on the 15-day DL today, retroactive to May 8,   with a right lat strain. RHP Josh Lueke was called up from Triple-A Durham. Gomes was 0-1 in 14 games this season with a 5.40 ERA. Lueke has pitched well in the Minors this season. He carries a 2-0 record...
Via The Bay Cave
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays send Brandon Gomes to DL, recall Josh Lueke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Brandon Gomes on the 15-day disabled list before starting a three-game series with the San Diego Padres on Friday. The right-hander has a right lat strain, which he began noticing early in a series against the Colorado Rockies last Friday through Sunday in Denver. He pitched 13 of an inning in both the Friday and Saturday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Lueke Recalled For Rays, Brandon Gomes To The DL

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reliever Brandon Gomes has been placed on the disabled list with a right lat strain, and Josh Lueke  has been recalled from Durham to  take his place on the roster. Lueke was acquired from the Seattle Mariners last year in a trade for catcher John Jaso and has spent the majority of his time with the Rays at the AAA level. So far...
Via Baseball News Source
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Lueke, Redemption, Rape and Baseball

I want to read a redemption story about Josh Lueke.  I do. Most of my friends and colleagues would rather never hear or read his name again, and I get that, and honestly, I'd be more than okay with that. But a redemption story would be pretty cool.  I mean, a real one. Not this *********.  The thing is: what we know of the available evidence pretty strongly suggests...
Via The Platoon Advantage
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Appreciating John Jaso

John Jaso isn’t much of a household name. A year ago, he was traded for felon-turned-reliever Josh Lueke, as the Rays decided that Jaso’s deficiencies rendered expendable. The Mariners picked him up as a depth piece, and then Eric Wedge buried him on the bench to start the season, as he watched Miguel Olivo and Jesus Montero do most of the catching at the start of the season...
Via Fangraphs
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays Pitcher Josh Lueke Borrows David Price's Jersey, Confuses Fans Asking for Autographs During Batting Practice

Josh Lueke, the newest member of the Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff, had fans doing a double-take Wednesday. After getting called up to the big leagues on Tuesday, the youngster didn't have a batting practice jersey for Wednesday's pregame. So, he borrowed the No. 14 jersey of star pitcher David Price. Lueke and Price then signed autographs, leaving room for some confusion...
Via NESN.com
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays recall Lueke, option INF Conrad to Durham

The Tampa Rays recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke and optioned infielder Brooks Conrad to Triple-A Durham. Lueke was 1-3 with a 4.73 ERA for the Bulls. After using every pitcher in the bullpen in Monday's 15-inning loss at Oakland, the Rays needed a reliever on the roster.
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays recall Josh Lueke to help bullpen

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays, still feeling the effects from Monday's 15-inning, 5-hour loss to the Oakland Athletics, have called up right-handed reliever Josh Lueke. Lueke was with the Rays coming out of spring training and has an 18.90 ERA in three games with the big league club. The 6-foot-5-inch, 235-pounder was 1-3 with a 4.72 ERA for Triple-A Durham before...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays recall Lueke to help bullpen

The Tampa Bay Rays, still feeling the effects from Monday's 15-inning, 5-hour loss to the Oakland Athletics, have called up right-handed reliever Josh Lueke. Lueke was with the Rays coming out of spring training and has an 18.90 ERA in three games with the big league club. The 6-foot-5-inch, 235-pounder was 1-3 with a 4.72 ERA for Triple-A Durham before getting recalled to the...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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