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Rangers Sign Former First-Overall Pick Matt Bush

In a rather surprising move, the Texas Rangers signed 29-year-old relief pitcher Matt Bush to a minor league contract last week. Yes, the same Matt Bush who the Padres took first overall in the 2004 amateur draft. Bush had previously spent 34 months in prison for DUI charges stemming from a hit-and-run incident that took place in March of 2012. The recent history of first overall...
Via Fangraphs
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays rally in 9th, beat Blue Jays 4-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays need a win and some help to claim the AL's best record and home field throughout the postseason. Tim Beckham had a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday night. Edwin Encarnacion homered for the fourth consecutive game for...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays rally in 9th to beat Blue Jays 4-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tim Beckham had a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday night. Grady Sizemore had a leadoff double off Roberto Osuna (1-6), who later loaded the bases with two outs with two walks. Beckham won it with his liner to left. Edwin Encarnacion...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Beckham's big hit lifts Rays past Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Beckham had a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday night. Grady Sizemore had a leadoff double off Roberto Osuna (1-6), who later loaded the bases with two outs with two walks. Beckham won it with his liner to left. Edwin Encarnacion...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Beckham's big hit lifts Rays past Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Beckham had a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday night. Grady Sizemore had a leadoff double off Roberto Osuna (1-6), who later loaded the bases with two outs with two walks. Beckham won it with his liner to left. Edwin Encarnacion...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Beckham's big hit lifts Rays past Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Beckham had a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Saturday night. Grady Sizemore had a leadoff double off Roberto Osuna (1-6), who later loaded the bases with two outs with two walks. Beckham won it with his liner to left. Edwin Encarnacion...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays Rapid Fire: Tim Beckham

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Via Fox Sports Florida
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays Rapid Fire: Tim Beckham

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Via Fox Sports Florida
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t look now, the Tampa Bay Rays are three games back!

With the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies vying for the #1 pick in the 2016 MLB draft, a race to keep an eye on is the Rays moving into the top ten. The Rays are only three games behind the Detroit Tigers for the #8 pick. Currently they stand to select #15. A team that relies heavily on statistical analysis as much as the Tampa Bay Rays the team may soon come to the harsh...
Via Baseball Essential
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays blast 3 homers to take care of fading Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Asdrubal Cabrera and Evan Longoria connected off Wei-Yin Chen (8-7), and Tim Beckham added a solo shot against Brad Brach. Logan Forsythe had three hits for the Rays, coming within a home run of the cycle. Archer...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays back Archer with 3 HRs in 6-3 victory over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Asdrubal Cabrera and Evan Longoria connected off Wei-Yin Chen (8-7), and Tim Beckham added a solo shot against Brad Brach. Logan Forsythe had three hits for the Rays, coming within a home run of the cycle. Archer...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays blast 3 homers to take care of fading Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays hit three home runs in a 6-3 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Asdrubal Cabrera and Evan Longoria connected off Wei-Yin Chen (8-7), and Tim Beckham added a solo shot against Brad Brach. Logan Forsythe had three hits for the Rays, coming within a home run of the cycle. Archer...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois Head Coach Fires Back After Being Fired

After an investigation concluded that Illinois Head Coach Tim Beckham mistreated his athletes, Illinois fired him. On Friday evening, Beckham finally responded to the event. Statement from Tim Beckman: "I am shocked and disappointed by the decision Mike Thomas and the University of Illinois made today …. " — Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) August 28, 2015 Tim Beckman statement...
Via Gamedayr
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois fires head coach Tim Beckham one week before 2015 season opener.

Tim Beckham. Image via PennLive.com.Illinois has fired head football coach Tim Beckman. The move comes a week before the Fighting Illini's Sept. 4 season opener against Kent State.The firing is a result of a school investigation into accusations that Beckman pressured players into playing where injured, and interfering with medical decisions.In a statement from the school, a preliminary...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois Fires Head Football Coach Amid Misconduct Allegations

With just one week to go until the 2015 football season starts, the Illinois Fighting Illini are without a head coach. Tim Beckham was fired Friday, the result of an investigation into alligations of misconduct and mistreatment of athletes: Beckman went 12-25 in his three-year tenure and compiled an abysmal 4-20 mark in Big Ten play. More recently, several former players alleged...
Via Gamedayr
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Wins a Marathon in 13 Innings at Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays picked up where they left off on Tuesday night with another low-run, pitching dominated performance on Wednesday night. Carlos Correa sent the Astros fans home happy with a 13th inning seeing-eye single to win the game 3-2. Astros manager A.J. Hinch spoke with the media about his 20-year old rookie after the game. “It’s a tough at-bat. The...
Via Baseball Essential
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays Score Four in the First, Beat Astros 9-2

A four-run first inning was all Erasmo Ramirez and the Tampa Bay Rays needed to beat the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Monday night. Houston’s Scott Kazmir got the first two outs of the inning relatively easily before giving up five straight base-runners, capped by Tim Beckham‘s sixth homer of the year, a three-run shot onto the train tracks in left field to give the...
Via Baseball Essential
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. Despite a rough start to a 10-game road trip, the Tampa Bay Rays appear poised to continue their success in Houston. They can do so by handing the AL West-leading Astros back-to-back home defeats for the first time in almost two months Tuesday night. Tim Beckham hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Asdrubal Cabrera...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Beckham's 3-run homer helps Rays over Astros, 9-2

HOUSTON (AP) Tim Beckham hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Tampa Bay Rays cruised to a 9-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night. The Rays were up 1-0 when Beckham connected on his first home run since May 22 to give them a big early lead. Asdrubal Cabrera added three RBIs for the Rays, who got back on track after being swept by the Rangers in a three-game...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Beckham's 3-run homer helps Rays over Astros, 9-2

HOUSTON (AP) -- Tim Beckham hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Tampa Bay Rays cruised to a 9-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night. The Rays were up 1-0 when Beckham connected on his first home run since May 22 to give them a big early lead. Asdrubal Cabrera added three RBIs for the Rays, who got back on track after being swept by the Rangers in a three...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles fall to Rays 3-1 in 1st loss when leading after 7

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Darren O'Day was the reliever responsible for Baltimore's first loss of the season when leading after seven innings. Buck Showalter saw things a little differently, though, after Tampa Bay's 3-1 win Friday night. ''Darren's one of the best relief pitchers in baseball,'' the Orioles manager said. ''It's very easy to sit in an ivory tower and critique it...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Beckham's single keys late rally as Rays beat Orioles 3-1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tim Beckham snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-out, bases-loaded single that gave the Tampa Bay Rays a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The sputtering Rays rallied after being limited to two hits over seven innings by Orioles starter Chris Tillman, who came within six outs of winning his sixth straight decision before walking...
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Beckham laces tie-breaking single as Rays beat Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Beckham snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-out, bases-loaded single that gave the Tampa Bay Rays a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The sputtering Rays rallied after being limited to two hits over seven innings by Orioles starter Chris Tillman, who came within six outs of winning his sixth straight decision before walking...
Via AP on Fox
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Beckham laces tie-breaking single as Rays beat Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tim Beckham snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-out, bases-loaded single that gave the Tampa Bay Rays a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. The sputtering Rays rallied after being limited to two hits over seven innings by Orioles starter Chris Tillman, who came within six outs of winning his sixth straight decision before walking...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays put shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on DL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have placed shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and recalled infielder Tim Beckham from Triple-A Durham. The moves were announced before Sunday's game against Houston. Cabrera was hurt running the bases in the second inning of Saturday's 3-0 win over the Astros. Cabrera has made just...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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