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Rays 8, Rangers 1: Odorizzi, Rodriguez Lead Attack Against Texas

Spring training was filled with uncertainty for Jake Odorizzi. The 24-year-old right hander battled for the fifth starter position until the last few days of camp, ultimately winning the job. His winning the position seemingly hinged on his ability to master a new pitch, a sort of changeup/splitter taught to him by Alex Cobb and nicknamed "The Thing." Spring training isn...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Father's day: Sean Rodriguez welcomes child, then returns in a big way for Rays

Don't expect any paternity leave kerfuffle with the Tampa Bay Rays. The team was prepared to give Sean Rodriguez all the time he needed after the birth of his son Thursday, but the utility man returned to Tampa Bay on Friday and came through in a rout of the Rangers.
Via FOXSports.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Father's day: Sean Rodriguez welcomes child, then returns in a big way for Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Sean Rodriguez's voice sounded tired Friday afternoon. The fatigue was understood. Thursday was huge. That day, shortly after noon, he welcomed his fourth kid into this big, bright world, all 9 pounds and 21 1/4 inches of Zekiel Cruz Rodriguez. He was a proud father again. "It went well," Rodriguez said of his wife Giselle. "She's strong...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi picks up first MLB win as Rays thump Rangers

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Sean Rodriguez homered and tied a career-high with four RBIs, Jake Odorizzi got his first major league win, and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the Texas Rangers 8-1 Friday night. Rodriguez got a two-out RBI in the first when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and hit a three-run homer during the third that put the Rays up 4-0. He was back in the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi picks up first MLB win as Rays thump Rangers

Sean Rodriguez and Ryan Hanigan each homered and Jake Odorizzi picked up his first big-league win as the Rays throttle the visiting Rangers on Friday night.
Via FOXSports.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rodriguez, Odorizzi help Rays top Rangers 8-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Sean Rodriguez homered and tied a career-high with four RBIs, Jake Odorizzi got his first major league win, and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the Texas Rangers 8-1 Friday night.
Via FOXSports.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays give newborns Opening Day tickets for life

YouTube On Monday, the Tampa Bay Rays handed out Opening Day tickets for life to the babies born on March 31st at St. Peterburg’s Bayfront Baby Place.  The team sent reliever Heath Bell and infielder Sean Rodriguez to the hospital to meet and greet the mothers who gave birth and to personally deliver tickets to the babies.  Mothers were also given a Rays gift basket.  Eight...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy Birthday! Opening Day newborns get Rays home opener tickets for life

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --€“ Die-hard fans? Try fans from birth. Twelve newborns could become Tampa Bay Rays fans for life. Rays reliever Heath Bell and utility player Sean Rodriguez presented vouchers Tuesday to 12 infants born at Bayfront Baby Place on Opening Day, granting the kids four tickets to all future Rays home openers. The event was part of the "Rays Fan for Life"...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers leads homer barrage as Rays top Orioles

Wil Myers, Sean Rodriguez and Jayson Nix homered, and the Tampa Bay Rays scored six runs on 10 hits against Wei-Yin Chin in a 7-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
Via FOXSports.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wil Myers leads homer barrage as Rays top Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Wil Myers, Sean Rodriguez and Jayson Nix homered, and the Tampa Bay Rays scored six runs on 10 hits against Wei-Yin Chin in a 7-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Myers opened the game with a drive to center and Rodriguez hit a two-run shot in the third. Both home runs came against Chen, who lasted only 3 2-3 innings. Nix connected off South...
Via Fox Sports Florida
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays hit 3 HRs in 7-4 win over Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Wil Myers, Sean Rodriguez and Jayson Nix homered, and the Tampa Bay Rays scored six runs on 10 hits against Wei-Yin Chin in a 7-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
Via FOXSports.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Wandy enjoys pain-free outing in spring debut

The defense behind him was sloppy, but Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez looked sharp Saturday in his spring training debut. Rodriguez worked the first inning, did not allow a hit and got two strikeouts. The Tampa Bay Rays got an unearned run off him, thanks to two errors, and tied the Pirates, 2-2, in 10 innings. Rodriguez, 35, missed the final four months last season because...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays agree to terms with six arbitration-eligible players

After agreeing to a 1-year, $14 million deal with pitcher David Price on Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays came to terms Friday with their six remaining arbitration-eligible players. Those players include right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, outfielder Matt Joyce, catcher Jose Lobaton, infielder/outfielder Sean Rodriguez and relievers Jake McGee and Cesar Ramos. Hellickson will make $3.625...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Could Nelson Cruz Even Fit?

A few things to know about Nelson Cruz: Cruz is 33 years old He’s coming off a PED suspension The last three years, he’s been worth the same WAR as Sean Rodriguez and John Buck He’s a free agent seeking four or five years and about $15 million per Cruz’s contract wishes are memorable, in […]
Via Fangraphs
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Crunch Rays: There Is No Off Switch for the Ass-Kicking Machine

Coming into game one of the ALDS between the Red Sox and Rays, there were a lot of questions: Would the Rays, running on pure adrenaline, be better positioned? Would the Sox offense be neutralized by Tampa Bay’s tough pitching? And has Mike Napoli showered since the AL East clinching celebration? For the first three innings, I really didn’t know what to think. Jon Lester was...
Via Surviving Grady
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Rays ALDS Game One: The Defense Rests

Going into today’s Red Sox-Rays game, plate discipline and the strike zone figured to play prominent roles. They did, to a certain degree. Defense — or lack thereof — played a bigger one. As FanGraphs readers know, Red Sox and Rays hitters are patient at the plate. No team in either league swung at a lower percentage of pitches out of the strike zone than Tampa Bay. Their 0...
Via Fangraphs
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox’ Relentless Offense Delivers Knockout Blow in Game 1 After Major Miscue Backs Rays Into Corner

BOSTON — The Rays gave the Red Sox an inch. Boston took a mile. The Red Sox found themselves in a 2-0 hole Friday after Sean Rodriguez and Ben Zobrist smacked a pair of solo homers off Jon Lester. A strange play in the fourth inning opened the door for the Red Sox’ offense, though, and Boston kept its foot on the gas en route to a 12-2 blowout victory in Game 1 of the ALDS. Matt...
Via NESN.com
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox 12, Rays 2: Postgame takeaways & observations

The Tampa Bay Rays' road show hit a speed bump Friday at Fenway Park. Playing their ninth consecutive game away from Tropicana Field, the Rays ran into stellar pitching from left-hander Jon Lester in the Boston Red Sox's 12-2 victory in Game 1 of this American League Division Series. The eighth-year veteran only allowed two runs and three hits in 7 23 innings (seven strikeouts...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox 12, Rays 2: Postgame takeaways & observations

The Tampa Bay Rays' road show hit a speed bump Friday at Fenway Park. Playing their ninth consecutive game away from Tropicana Field, the Rays ran into stellar pitching from left-hander Jon Lester in the Boston Red Sox's 12-2 victory in Game 1 of this American League Division Series. The eighth-year veteran only allowed two runs and three hits in 7 23 innings (seven strikeouts...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Pinch Hitting Report Card: Reds Pass, Orioles Fail

Monday night, Rays manager Joe Maddon pinch hit James Loney for right-handed Sean Rodriguez. After a foul knubber to the right, Loney went all walk-off on Tommy Hunter: But as much as pinch-hit walk-off home runs are the soup of Hollywood executives, they are the rarest of meats in the MLB reality. In fact, pinch hitting is most often a choice between lesser evils — a choice between...
Via Fangraphs
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nate McLouth hits legit bunt double

via YouTube This isn’t your garden variety Little League bunt double where the infielder kicks the ball twice and then throws it away. Nate McLouth laid down a drag bunt against the Rays’ Jamey Wright toward where second baseman Tim Beckham should have picked it up. Beckham saw first basemen Sean Rodriguez vacant his post, so Beckham changed directions and headed toward first...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays rally past Mariners, build wild-card lead

Pinch-hitter Sean Rodriguez had a go-ahead single in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied past the Seattle Mariners 4-1 Sunday to build their wild-card edge. The Rays lead Baltimore and Cleveland, who both lost, by two games for the second AL wild-card spot. Trailing 1-0, Tampa Bay scored three times in the eighth. Rodriguez broke a tie with an RBI single and another...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Sean Rodriguez comes through, lifts Rays past Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Sean Rodriguez had a go-ahead single in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied past the Seattle Mariners 4-1 Sunday to build their wild-card edge. The Rays lead Baltimore and Cleveland, who both lost, by two games for the second AL wild-card spot. Trailing 1-0, Tampa Bay scored three times in the eighth. Rodriguez broke a tie with an RBI single...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Francisco Liriano IcyHot Award: CC Sabathia

Sean Rodriguez? circles the bases after hitting a home run against CC Sabathia Since last week we gave the award to a hot starter. we’ll turn our attention to the Icy side.  The New York Yankees find themselves in first place , partially thanks to a pitching staff that ranks 3rd in the AL in ERA.  Well, that rank could probably be better if not for the recent starts from CC Sabathia...
Via Diamond Hoggers
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlins at Rays game preview

The Miami Marlins have been punchless over the previous two seasons against the Tampa Bay Rays. It only figures to get worse for them in 2013. The Rays look to take advantage of baseball's worst team in the first of four straight against Miami on Monday. These in-state foes play two games at Tropicana Field before a pair in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday. The Marlins (13-37...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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