Miller returns to lineup, collects 2 hits

Brad Miller played in his first game since Feb. 23, starting at first base in the Rays' 4-3 loss to the Red Sox on Saturday at Jet Blue Park.
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1 hour ago

Rays are counting on Pruitt's flexibility

Austin Pruitt's flexibility makes the right-hander the perfect fit for the Rays pitching plans this season.
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3 hours ago

Tampa Bay Rays 2018 season team preview: Mostly cloudy forecast

Will the Rays have a better spring than winter?
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10 hours ago

An increase in bed tax revenue could curse the Rays stadium project

Hoteliers, like those that own Hotel Floridian, could soon vie for the same funds that Ken Hagan will push to dedicate toward the construction of a baseball stadium in Tampa. (Photo Credit: Booking.com) A public records inquiry by 10 Investigates revealed how Hillsborough County could attempt to raise public funds for the construction of a new baseball stadium, which could cost...
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1 day ago

Rays quickly realize what Wendle adds to club

Joey Wendle can play. Maybe that's not breaking news to some, but the timing of his arrival to the Rays during the Winter Meetings brought comparisons between the Yankees' offseason agenda and the Rays'.
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1 day ago

Rays Season Preview: The Opening Day roster is almost complete

The starters are set, but the supporting cast is to be determined. The rebuilding Rays are coming into focus. Gone are several of the names we know, and gone will be many more of these names by the time the rebuild is complete, but for now the Rays roster will be full of veterans and role players fighting for their place on a roster destined for turnover. With two weeks remaining...
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Rays Top 50 prospects: No. 20, Austin Franklin

One of the youngest right-handers to be headed to full season play this season, Austin Franklin is a Florida native that many believe will develop into a staff leader, No.20, RHP Austin Franklin, 20 years old Born: October 2nd, 1997 in Laurel Hill, FL Height/Weight: 6’3” 215 lbs Bats/Throws: R/R Signed: by the Rays for $597,500 after being selected in the 3rd rd of...
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1 day ago

Rays’ Archer to start franchise-record 4th straight opener

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Chris Archer has been named the Tampa Bay Rays’ opening day starter for a franchise-record fourth consecutive season. Archer is set to pitch against the Boston Red Sox on March 29 at Tropicana Field, the team announced Thursday. The 29-year-old right-hander is 1-2 with a 3.57 ERA on opening day. Archer will tie James Shields for most opening day starts...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

De Leon 2nd Rays prospect to have TJ surgery

Right-hander Jose De Leon has become the second Rays pitching prospect in less than a month to have Tommy John surgery.
3 days ago

Who’s at second for the Tampa Bay Rays?

Joey Wendle throws during the Tampa Bay Rays’ first full-squad spring workout on Feb. 19. (Photo Credit: Monica Herndan/Tampa Bay Times) Over the last few weeks the Tampa Bay Rays have made a handful of roster moves to either thin the herd en route to the 25-man Opening Day roster, or to free up space for players like Carlos Gomez. In doing so, a pair of players vying for a spot...
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3 days ago

Market notes: Alex Cobb, Mike Moustakas, Jon Jay

Several reporters have turned their gazes back on the more confounding free-agent market in recent memory, chronicling some of the more incongruous results and providing additional reporting on how it all unfolded. We’ll run through some of the key points here: It’s always worth remembering that free agency is a game that features plenty of variability and would never (theoretically...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles have interest in Jake Arrieta, Alex Cobb

The Baltimore Orioles have some serious ground to make up in the AL East if they want to compete with the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, and they may be interested in signing a top starting pitcher to help with that.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Orioles have been keeping their eye on the top remaining pitchers on the free agent market, which would be Jake Arrieta...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Matt Duffy the right choice at third base for the Tampa Bay Rays?

With the departure of Evan Longoria in a monumental trade with the San Francisco Giants, the Tampa Bay Rays are lacking their iconic third baseman. Nevertheless, the Rays need to find a replacement for Longoria, and there are a couple of key players to choose from. Right now, Matt Duffy is projected as the leading candidate for the position, especially since the Rays have designated...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays to experiment with four-man rotation

The Tampa Bay Rays are planning to experiment with an unconventional four-man starting pitching rotation during the upcoming season.While a five-man rotation is the norm across Major League Baseball, Tampa Bay will be going a different route. Rays manager Kevin Cash said his plan is to use four starters. When the need arises for a fifth, the team will go with a combination of guys...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays release Dustin McGowan

Veteran right-hander Dustin McGowan, who has been in camp with the Rays on a minor league contract, was informed by the team that he would not make the Opening Day roster and has been released, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Topkin noted (on Twitter) that out of respect to McGowan, the organization offered him the chance to remain in camp and keep working out as he searched...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Jose De Leon to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Rays have lost a second highly touted pitching prospect to a torn ulnar collateral ligament, as Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that right-hander Jose De Leon is headed for Tommy John surgery (Twitter link). Fellow right-hander Brent Honeywell, widely regarded as Tampa Bay’s best all-around prospect, underwent Tommy John earlier this spring.Acquired last offseason...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison an upgrade and insurance policy for Twins

The nightmare that has been free agency for first baseman Logan Morrison seems to have concluded. He’s reportedly agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million deal with the Minnesota Twins (pending a physical), with an an option for a second year that’ll vest if he accumulates 600-plus plate appearances in 2018.This kind of contract is surely not what Morrison — who is entering his age-30...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Twins agree to deal with Logan Morrison

The Minnesota Twins are reportedly adding another bat to help in their quest to make the postseason for a second straight season.According to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi, the Twins are finalizing a deal with free agent first baseman and designated hitter Logan Morrison. Morrison hit 38 home runs in a surprising 2017 season with the Tampa Bay Rays. While he might have liked to play for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers, Nationals, others still in on free agent pitching

Jake Arrieta, Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn are still free agents. But their market is starting to heat up again, according to Jon Morosi. In fact, up to six teams – including the Brewers and Nationals – are monitoring their status. The Nationals are favorites to take the NL East again this season while the Brewers look to build on their surprise 86-win season. But losing the Yu Darvish...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays lose Brent Honeywell to torn UCL

The Tampa Bay Rays have had an embarrassing offseason. But that’s been by their own doing. After all, trading off payroll simply for the sake of it is what organizations that don’t care about winning do. But Friday morning’s news would be entirely out of their control. Brent Honeywell, Tampa Bay’s top pitching prospect, has a torn UCL.And we all know what that means.“BREAKING: Rays...
Via The Sports Post
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates acquire All-Star Corey Dickerson from Rays

Mere days after designating All-Star outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment, the Tampa Bay Rays have dealt the veteran to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for pitcher Daniel Hudson, minor league infielder Tristan Gray and cash considerations. This continues what has been a major fire sale for the Rays. It also comes after their shocking decision to designate the 2017 All-Star...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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