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Orioles-Rays game called by rain

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) The Baltimore Orioles game with the Tampa Bay Rays was canceled by rain on Friday. The Orioles were leading 4-3 after 3 1/2 innings when rain began. The game was called after a delay of 16 minutes.
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rays comfortable falling back into role as underdogs

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) A year after being a trendy preseason pick to contend for the World Series, the Tampa Bay Rays are back in a familiar role as underdogs. ''That's good. ... We like that,'' three-time All-Star third baseman Evan Longoria said, noting the team has a history of flourishing most when little is expected from outside the organization. ''I just think it's going...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays fend off late rally to defeat Yankees

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Warren gave another solid performance in his bid to earn a spot in the New York Yankees pitching rotation. The right-hander, trying to make the transition from a reliever to a starter, allowed one run and four hits over 3 2-3 innings during a 6-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. Warren struck out five and walked one, allowing a leadoff home...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs to Send Edwin Jackson to Tampa Bay Rays For Tampering in Joe Maddon Transaction (I Wish)

Well this is fun… Manfred says MLB investigation of potential #Cubs tampering in hiring of Maddon still active resolution expected by opening day. #Rays — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 26, 2015 Either the commissioner is too busy to deal with that petty ******** anymore, or else he really has a mountain of evidence and dirty pictures to sort through in order to come to...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Life on the Rays side- Ready for Baseball?

How Will Asdrubal Cabrera Do For The Tampa Bay Rays? Last season, Asdrubal Cabrera experienced one of his most challenging years of his career. Not only was he traded away from the Cleveland Indians, but he struggled in limited action with Washington to end the year. The free agent was hoping to earn a sizable payday, but his lack of production in fantasy baseball really hurt his...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gibson strikes out 7 Rays in Twins' 2-1 loss

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. "I think it's a pitch just to throw into the arsenal," Gibson said of his changeup...
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2 days ago  |  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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibson strikes out 7 in Twins' loss to Rays

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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays to retire Zimmer's No. 66 before April 6 opener

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays will honor former longtime senior advisor Don Zimmer by retiring uniform No. 66 before their April 6 season opener against Baltimore. Zimmer spent 11 years with the Rays, from 2004-14. It was his longest stint in his 66 years with 14 major league teams as a player, coach, manager or advisor. Zimmer was 83 when he died on June 4, 2014...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Durham Bulls unveil jerseys for team’s ‘Game of Thrones Night’ (pic)

On April 23, the Duraham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, will hold “Game of Thrones Night” at their home ballpark when it hosts the Charlotte Knights. No word if the visiting squad will wear the white cloaks of the Kingsguard. The Bulls, however, will be wearing special jerseys to commemorate the...Read More The post Durham Bulls unveil jerseys for team’s...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays 2015 Preview The Tampa Bay Rays are starting this 2015 season much differently than they did the 2014 season; without some old-staples and familiar faces.  Gone are ace starting pitcher David Price, promising right fielder Wil Myers, Rays original – second baseman Ben Zobrist, and the glue that held them all together, their faithful leader in manager Joe Maddon...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays: Is Teaford the answer?

Everett Teaford looks to make his way into the Rays starting rotation in 2015. To nobody’s surprise, the injury bug has bitten the Tampa Bay Rays once again. Starting pitcher Matt Moore is still recovering from a torn UCL, which will sideline him for the first two months of the regular season. Also, starter Alex Cobb is expected to miss his Opening Day start against the Baltimore...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Durham Bulls To Wear Awesome ‘Game of Thrones’ Inspired Jerseys

The Durham Bulls – Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays – will host a Game of Thrones night in April and they’ll take the field in an awesome special jersey to celebrate the promotion. The team unveiled the Thrones-inspired uniform on Monday; not only does it look pretty sweet, there was also quite a Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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What will the Tampa Bay Rays starting five look like?

Matt Moore is expected to return around June. The Tampa Bay Rays seem to have no luck in the ace department as of late. 2014 saw the trading of David Price and an injury to Matt Moore. With Price on the Tigers, and Moore out until June of this year, the Rays were left to put together a new rotation. Manager, Kevin Cash, gave Alex Cobb the opening day nod. That was until Cobb found...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Allan Dykstra's homer lifts Rays over Twins

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Allan Dykstra hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win over a Minnesota split squad Saturday after Twins starter Trevor May pitched four perfect innings. Four Twins pitchers held the Rays to one hit over the first eight innings, a long home run by Juan Francisco off Mark Hamburger in the fifth. It was Francisco...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays top Twins on late homer

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Allan Dykstra hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 win over a Minnesota split squad Saturday after Twins starter Trevor May pitched four perfect innings. Four Twins pitchers held the Rays to one hit over the first eight innings, a long home run by Juan Francisco off Mark Hamburger in the fifth. It was Francisco...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays allow long homers to Justin Smoak, fall to Blue Jays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Smoak hit a pair of long home runs -- one that landed atop the Rays' office building beyond the right field wall -- Daniel Norris struck out five in 5 2-3 innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 on Friday. Smoak, who entered the game batting .077 in 11 exhibition games, connected off starter Burch Smith in the third for a...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays owner Sternberg says offseason departures bring new opportunities

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay principal owner Stuart Sternberg said the Rays can recover from the losses of general manager Andrew Friedman and manager Joe Maddon. Friedman left to head baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Maddon terminated his Tampa Bay contract to manage the Chicago Cubs. "Change is good. We embrace change," Sternberg said Thursday. "I...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Owner: Rays can recover from losing Joe Maddon, Andrew Friedman

  Tampa Bay principal owner Stuart Sternberg said the Rays can recover from the losses general manager Andrew Friedman and manager Joe Maddon. Friedman left to head baseball operations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Maddon terminated his Tampa Bay contract to manage the Chicago Cubs. ''Change is good. We embrace change,'' Sternberg said Thursday. ''I'm as frightened of it as anybody...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Matt Joyce

Matt Joyce was supposed to be the new DH in town, but with the Hamilton saga still ongoing, the Angels’ newest slugger is going to be counted on for a lot more in 2015. Is he up to the task? What happened in 2014?It is kind of hard to say because Matt Joyce was with the Tampa Bay Rays, so we don’t have the benefit of watching him closely all year to craft a narrative around...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Cobb’s Injury Woes

Give the Baseball Professor Profcast a review on iTunes to receive your 25% Discount Coupon for our 2015 Draft Pack! Just follow the steps below: Step 1: Review the Profcast on iTunes (we like the number 5).Step 2. Email your iTunes username to contact@baseballprof.com.Step 3. Wait for us to respond (usually instantly) with your discount coupon.Step 4. Enjoy the Draft Pack and...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sigh Cobb

Alex Cobb left his start the other day with forearm tightness, but he's not concerned. "Not concerned with forearm tightness" is now the number two reason for Tommy John surgery. Number one is "torn UCL." The number three reason is "I feel great!" If we have one more pitcher say, "I feel great," without someone else saying they're "not concerned with forearm tightness," then...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Archer pitches 4 scoreless innings as Rays beat Jays 9-3

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Chris Archer allowed one hit over four scoreless innings Wednesday, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-3. Archer's outing came a few hours after the Rays said pitcher Alex Cobb has tendinitis in his right forearm and will miss his planned opening-day start against Baltimore on April 6. Tampa Bay president of baseball operations Matt Silverman...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

Desmond Jennings Injuries hindered the Tampa Bay Rays chances for the postseason in 2014. The most notable injuries were to starting pitchers Matt Moore and Alex Cobb. Cobb was struck in the head with a line drive that sidelined him for months while Moore suffered a partially torn UCL. Moore will also miss the first half of the 2015 campaign. With these two mainline starters out...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays’ Ace Alex Cobb Sidelined with Tendinitis

The Tampa Bay Rays 2015 season just started off on the wrong foot. It specifically won’t be Alex Cobb’s foot. #Rays confirm Cobb has tendinitis, as we reported, and is no longer expected to make opening day start — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 18, 2015 Cobb, the Rays’ new ace since the departure of David Price, pulled himself from his Tuesday start against the the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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