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Rays sign Betemit, 4 others to minor league deals

Veteran infielder Wilson Betemit is among five players agreeing to minor contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team said Thursday that Betemit, outfielders Justin Christian and Jeremy Moore, catcher Eddy Rodriguez and right-handed pitcher Juan Sandoval also received invitations to major league spring training. The 32-year-old Betemit is a .267 career hitter who has played parts...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays sign Wilson Betemit, four others to minor-league deals

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Veteran infielder Wilson Betemit is among five players agreeing to minor contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team said Thursday that Betemit, outfielders Justin Christian and Jeremy Moore, catcher Eddy Rodriguez and right-handed pitcher Juan Sandoval also received invitations to major league spring training. The 32-year-old Betemit is a .267 career...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bisons Survive Extreme Test of Patience

Jose Reyes was 2 for 5 as DH today in the Bisons win (photo Johnathan Snyder) Buffalo, NY - Patience was tested Sunday at Coca-Cola Field. The Buffalo Bisons and Durham Bulls played what seemed like a marathon game on Sunday afternoon which ended with an error by the visitors which resulted in a 1-0 Buffalo win. Catcher Mike Nickeas, who was inserted into the game in the tenth inning...
Via Queen City Sports
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

State of the Rays: Spring a distant memory for Moore

Matt Moores five starts have had a redemptive quality to them, a certain edge that makes his spring seem distant, and most importantly, forgotten.It wasnt long ago, after all, that the 23-year-old left-hander was the largest question on the Tampa Bay Rays staff after an inconsistent session in Port Charlotte, Fla., a frustrating period that included mention of a mechanical flaw in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeff Niemann lifts Rays to 4-3 win over Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Bidding for the fifth starter's job, Jeff Niemann allowed one run in 4 1-3 innings as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Thursday. Niemann, who's allowed three runs in 12 2-3 innings this spring left with a runner on. Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer in the fifth off Juan Sandoval to tie it at 3. In his first start for Baltimore...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays top Twins in 10 innings

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Mauer thought the scoreboard radar reading of 96 mph on a pitch from Kyle Gibson was a little low. "It seemed like it was 106," Mauer said Sunday. "He was throwing the ball at a good angle. It was the first time I've caught him, so it was good to see him. It's been pretty good to get to know these guys. Once we get out into a game...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Mauer has high praise for Gibson in Twins loss

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Joe Mauer thought the scoreboard radar reading of 96 mph on a pitch from Kyle Gibson was a little low. "It seemed like it was 106," Mauer said Sunday. "He was throwing the ball at a good angle. It was the first time I've caught him, so it was good to see him. It's been pretty good to get to know these guys. Once we get out into a game...
Via Fox Sports North
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Half Blind Pitcher Making A Case For A Spot On The Rays Pitching Staff

Follow @DSchmelzerTSB on Twitter Juan Sandoval was just a regular minor leaguer with the Seattle Mariners, who had a dream to pitch in the big leagues. In 2005, at the age of 24, Sandoval had made it to AA and had seemed to be close to living his dream. Then, on February 4, 2006 Sandoval was sitting at a restaurant in his native Dominican Republic, when a man had an argument with a...
Via Total Sports Blog
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Juan Sandoval chases dream with Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. His right eye offers darkness, nothing but a black void, a permanent reminder of a horrific February day seven years ago that changed his life forever. His drive offers light, hope in a time of year when it shines its brightest, a lasting motivation to achieve a dream. Early Friday, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Juan Sandoval stood near his stall at Charlotte...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Juan Sandoval chases dream with Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. His right eye offers darkness, nothing but a black void, a permanent reminder of a horrific February day seven years ago that changed his life forever. His drive offers light, hope in a time of year when it shines its brightest, a lasting motivation to achieve a dream. Early Friday, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Juan Sandoval stood near his stall at Charlotte...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss
INCREDIBLE STORY

Partly blind pitcher could make Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays could leave spring training with 32-year-old Juan Sandoval, who was blinded in his right eye as a result of a restaurant shooting.

Via Tireball.com
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays Pitcher Juan Sandoval Not Losing Sight of His Dream After Being Shot In The Eye

In February of 2006, pitching prospect for the Seattle Mariners, Juan Sandoval, went out to dinner with his fiance and some relatives in the Dominican Republic.  The then 25-year-old pitcher was enjoying his meal when a fight broke out in the restaurant.  A shotgun was fired and several of the pellets hit the right side … Continue reading »
Via Hinton's Sports Highlights
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays have signed four to minor league contracts

The Rays added depth to their minor league roster by signing four veterans to contracts. They also received invitations to major league spring training. The four signed are  right-handed pitcher Jamey Wright, outfielder Shelley Duncan and right-handed pitchers Juan Carlos Oviedo and Juan Sandoval. Wright, 38, is a 17-year major league veteran who has a 4.89 ERA over 592 career...
Via The Bay Cave
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays add Oviedo, Wright, Duncan & Sandoval

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have added their second pitcher with a new name. The Rays agreed Tuesday on a minor league contract with right-hander Juan Carlos Oviedo, who played under the fake name Leo Nunez before an eight-week suspension by Major League Baseball last year for age and identity fraud. Last month the Rays agreed to a 3.25 million, one-year deal...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Undefeated Ivan Morales headlining at Pechanga on Saturday night

Before unbeaten super flyweight Ivan Morales and undefeated featherweight Julian Ramirez face upset-minded foes Luis Maldonado and Noel Mendoza respectively on the Saturday, September 8 edition of TeleFutura's "Sólo Boxeo Tecate," local Southern California favorites from featherweight to heavyweight will step through the ropes at Pechanga Resort & Casino...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Unbeatens Omar Figueroa, Antonio Orozco & Keith Thurman featured on free undercard before Mayweather-Cotto PPV

Unbeaten power punchers Omar Figueroa, Keith Thurman and Antonio Orozco will head up the hard-hitting non-pay-per-view undercard for "Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto" taking place May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The line-up guarantees that fans in attendance in Las Vegas will see the best of the next generation of boxing stars, while fans at home...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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