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Rays' Casali goes on DL after injuring hamstring on home run trot

  Tampa Bay Rays catcher Curt Casali has been placed on the 15-day disabled list one day after straining his left hamstring running the bases following his own home run in Tuesday night's 11-7 loss to Minnesota. Casali's leg started getting tight en route to first base following his 10th homer - ninth since the All-Star break - in the fifth inning. He slowly finished his trip around...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays C Curt Casali leaves with apparent injury after HR trot

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays catcher Curt Casali left Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Twins after appearing to injure himself rounding the bases after a home run. Casali seemed to take an awkward step near first base after his 10th home run in the fifth inning. He slowly finished his trip around the bases with a slight limp before heading toward the clubhouse...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi returns, helps Rays blank Astros

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jake Odorizzi won in his first start in five weeks, Rene Rivera drove in two runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the sliding Houston Astros 3-0 on Saturday. Odorizzi (5-5) scattered two hits, walked three and struck out five over 5 2-3 innings in his initial appearance since straining his left oblique June 5. Brad Boxberger, the fourth Rays reliever, pitched...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Erasmo Ramirez hit a batter, the catcher, AND the ump...with one pitch

Tampa Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez hit Washington National Yunel Escobar, Rene Rivera, AND the ump...with one pitch.Don't see that fail trifecta every day.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rene Rivera slides well shot of second base

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Rene Rivera isn’t the most fleet of foot player in the game today. On Monday night, Rivera did a perfect Willie Mays Hayes impression after Brandon Guyer hit a grounder to Albert Pujols at first base with no outs in the seventh inning. Oh Rene…that’s not good. There’s Erick Aybar, just chilling…waiting for Rivera…and there’s Rivera, a good...
Via Bloguin Best
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rene Rivera slides well shot of second base

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Rene Rivera isn’t the most fleet of foot player in the game today. On Monday night, Rivera did a perfect Willie Mays Hayes impression after Brandon Guyer hit a grounder to Albert Pujols at first base with no outs in the seventh inning. Oh Rene…that’s not good. There’s Erick Aybar, just chilling…waiting for Rivera…and there’s Rivera, a good...
Via The Outside Corner
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rene Rivera's slide into second comes up embarrasingly short (Video)

A slide into second base by Tampa Bay Rays catcher Rene Rivera came up embarrassingly short of the bag during Tuesday night's game against the L.A. Angels.It happened in the top of the seventh after Rivera reached first on a single.  Pinch hitter Brandon Guyer hit a chopper to first, allowing Albert Pujols to tag the bag and make the toss to second to complete the double play. ...
Via Holdout Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Replays Have to Be “Clear and Convincing”?

Last night, Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash had some harsh words for the umpires after the Rays’ 3-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Noting he had no recourse “other than just to tell them how bad they stink,” Cash made it clear just how much he disagreed with a call made by the umpire’s early on in his team’s loss. “Terrible. Terrible. It’s embarrassing,” he said...
Via Baseball Essential
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners’ Struggles Prompted by Those of Cano

Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano, right, watches his RBI single off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Steven Geltz during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 25, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Mariners’ Seth Smith scored on the hit. Catching for the Rays is Rene Rivera. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) A season after only getting eliminated from postseason contention on the...
Via The Sports Journal
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Lose Third Straight and Chase Whitley Against Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays’ Rene Rivera, center, celebrates his three-run home run off New York Yankees relief pitcher Esmil Rogers with teammates Asdrubal Cabrera, left, and Joey Butler, right, during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 14, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) After an alarmingly hot start that defied all expectations and placed them atop...
Via The Sports Journal
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

A-Rod connects for No. 663, but that's all Yankees get vs. Rays

  Rene Rivera helped the Tampa Bay Rays rebound from a bad opening game to complete a series win against the New York Yankees. Rivera homered and drove in four runs, Erasmo Ramirez allowed one hit over five innings and the Rays beat the Yankees 6-1 on Thursday night. After losing the series opener 11-5, the Rays battled back to win the final three games. ''We played really good...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rene Rivera homers and drives in 4, Rays beat Yankees 6-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Rene Rivera homered and drove in four runs, Erasmo Ramirez allowed one hit over five innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 on Thursday night. After losing the series opener 11-5, the Rays rebounded to win the final three games. Yankees starter Chase Whitley (1-2) left with two on and two outs in the second due to a right elbow injury...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rene Rivera smacks home winning run as Rays beat Red Sox in walk-off fashion

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Rene Rivera had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday night. Allan Dykstra opened the ninth with a single off Anthony Varvaro (0-1). Pinch-runner Tim Beckham went to second on Kevin Kiermaier's one-out single and scored the winning run on Rivera's hit down the third-base line...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Rivera has RBI single in 9th, Rays beat Red Sox 2-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Rene Rivera had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday night. Allan Dykstra opened the ninth with a single off Anthony Varvaro (0-1). Pinch-runner Tim Beckham went to second on Kevin Kiermaier's one-out single and scored the winning run on Rivera's hit down the third-base line...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Clay Buchholz’s Excellent Start Spoiled In Walk-Off Loss

The Boston Red Sox’s streak is over. The Red Sox were undefeated in series through their first four sets of 2015. The Tampa Bay Rays ended Boston’s run with a 2-1, walk-off win Thursday at Tropicana Field. Clay Buchholz and Jake Odorizzi battled to begin the ballgame. The contest ultimately was decided in the bottom of the ninth inning, though, as Rene Rivera ripped a single...
Via NESN.com
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval, Mike Napoli Complete Unique 5-3-5 Double Play (Video)

The Boston Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bays Rays 7-5 on Wednesday at Tropicana Field, rendering the following play meaningless but no less impressive. The Red Sox trailed by two runs in the eighth inning when Rene Rivera grounded to third base with a runner on first and no outs. Pablo Sandoval made the stop and started a rather unique double play. Sandoval, who dropped to one...
Via NESN.com
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Searching for Storylines in Andrew Cashner’s First Start

There are at least two things you can do when a pitcher’s first start of the season doesn’t go as planned: 1. You can chalk it up to Small Sample Size Theater, and promptly ignore it. This is probably the prudent thing to do. 2. You can search for various storylines that may or may not have any significance going forward. This is probably not advisable. I chose No. 2. First...
Via Padres Public
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rivera blasts solo homer as Rays down Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Gibson struck seven in six strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Gibson mixed in his slider and placed new emphasis on his changeup in striking out Rays slugger Evan Longoria three times and leadoff man John Jaso twice. The right-hander had just 107 strikeouts in 179 1-3 innings last season, his first...
Via AP on Fox
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Catcher Sleepers for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

We’ve added new features to our 2015 Draft Pack, including the ability to remove keepers and drafted players to recalculate dollar values! Get access to all product updates, plus our best-in-class customer service, and we offer a 100% money back guarantee! Our Top 200 Countdown is winding down, and every year at this time I feel like giving one of those graduation speeches...
Via Baseball Professor
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays Q&A: Catcher Rene Rivera

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- One by one, they arrive to redefine the Tampa Bay Rays. The past offseason included change upon change. It happened on the field. It happened in the front office. Right-hander Chris Archer joked that the Rays will need name tags in spring training. The team has a different feel. The change, though, presents opportunity. What does it mean for the new faces...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Catcher Rene Rivera offers Rays hope at position of need

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Hope for a position that has flummoxed the Tampa Bay Rays in recent years comes in the form of a mild-mannered 31-year-old Puerto Rican, his back straight and chest out while standing near his stall at Charlotte Sports Park, this man a presence who doesn't promise the world but guarantees full effort. "You work hard for having this opportunity," catcher Rene...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

While losses of their GM and manager dominated headlines, the Rays did some lineuo retooling during the offseason. They won't score many runs, but their rotation has some interesting (and possibly underrated) names. (Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues.) ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions...
Via Fox Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays reach deals with eight arbitration-eligible players

The Tampa Bay Rays settled contracts for the upcoming season with all eight of their arbitration-eligible players Friday. Right-hander Alex Cobb will receive $4 million, reliever Jake McGee $3.55 million plus incentives, catcher/designated hitter John Jaso $3.175 million, outfielder Desmond Jennings $3.1 million plus incentives, reliever Kevin Jepsen $3.025 million, catcher Rene...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays reach agreements with eight arbitration-eligible players

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have reached agreement on one-year contracts with all eight of their players in salaru arbitration, including starting pitchers Alex Cobb and Drew Smyly, relievers Kevin Jepsen and Jake McGee and centerfielder Desmond Jennings. Catcher Rene Rivera, infielder Logan Forsythe and designated hitter/catcher John Jaso also agreed to deals Friday...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays newcomer spotlight: Catcher Rene Rivera

Soon, winter will give way to spring. Soon, the Tampa Bay Rays will begin again as something new. Their offseason has been full of change. There have been the departures of executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and manager Joe Maddon. There has been Matt Silverman's move from team president to president of baseball operations. There has been Kevin Cash's...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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