Rays Rumors & News

  • Yankees top Rays 5-1 in 12 innings

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the Yankees decided to have Vidal Nuno start against the Rays Sunday, it was supposed to be just a spot start, a product of the domino effect a rainout earlier in the week had on the rotation. But by Sunday morning, when news broke of Ivan Nova’s partially torn ulnar collateral ligament,..." April 21

  • Desmond Jennings dealing with sore groin

    Fansided "The Tampa Bay Rays enter Sunday’s game with the New York Yankees coming off a night that they absolutely beat and battered their divisional foes by a final score of 16-1. While it is a welcome sight in Tampa Bay that their offense is coming to life, there is still a question mark for their lineup..." April 20

  • Evan Longoria becomes Rays franchise leader with 164th career home run

    Hardball Talk "Evan Longoria is already on a lot of top-ten leaderboards for the Rays. The franchise came into existence in 1998, so it’s not nearly as impressive as a top-ten appearance on Red Sox leaderboards. At any rate, Longoria figures to be the guy everybody chases by the time he hangs up his..." April 20

  • Yanks wither under Rays bats in 16-1 rout

    Tampa Tribune "Where to start? With the pitching? Chris Archer was outstanding. With the offense? Powered by Ryan Hanigan, Wil Myers and Evan Longoria, it was outstanding again. Mix them together Saturday and you get a 16-1 Tampa Bay Rays victory, a walk-in-the-park against the New York Yankees in front..." April 20

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays Jennings has been dealing with a groin issue. Limited to pinch-hitting again today and Sunday, targeting Tuesday return to lineup

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    Slight setback for #Rays Hellickson, experienced some light soreness, took 3 day break, will play catch Sunday.

  • Rays break out of doldrums with 11-5 win over Yanks

    Tampa Tribune "Work the process, work the process, work the process. If there was one thing Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said this week – and he said it often – was his team needed to work the process. Have good at-bats. Continue to put the ball in play. “It will comeback to us,” Maddon said..." April 19

  • Sabathia, Yankees batter rival Rays at the Trop

    New York Post "Everything was aligned Thursday night for the Yankees to deal with cold sweats and nightmares. CC Sabathia against the Rays was a matchup that didn’t favor the Yankees, and it was awful with the ace working at Tropicana Field. With David Price on the mound for the hosts, runs figured to be..." April 18

  • Myers epitomizes club’s woes at plate

    Tampa Tribune "Maybe if he was swinging the bat better, the Rays’ Wil Myers would not have been out front of the slider thrown by Zach Britton in the seventh inning Wednesday that Myers hooked foul with the bases loaded. But Myers is in a slump, and the long foul ball was followed by a swing-and-a-miss for..." April 17

  • Orioles complete two-game sweep with 3-0 win over Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez didn’t have to pitch in torrential rain Tuesday. That game was postponed before he had to take the mound. So, instead, Gonzalez threw Wednesday afternoon's first pitch with the temperature at 39 degrees. No matter. Gonzalez, who has earned the..." April 17

  • Orioles-Rays game rained out, makeup date not announced

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles’ game with the Tampa Bay Rays was called because of rain. The announcement was made about 5:20 p.m. No makeup date has been announced. The teams will play their regularly scheduled game on Wednesday at 12:35 p.m. Miguel Gonzalez will pitch against Jake Odorizzi. That was the..." April 16

  • Rays' Matt Moore out for season

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays All-Star pitcher Matt Moore has decided to have surgery on his left elbow next week and will be sidelined for about a year. Moore told the Tampa Bay Times after Monday night's game of his decision to have Tommy John ligament replacement surgery, saying the discomfort he felt during an..." April 15

  • Wei-Yin Chen starts strong, offense wakes up in Orioles' 7-1 win over Rays

    Baltimore Sun "In the eyes of Orioles manager Buck Showalter, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen battled some tough luck in his first two starts of the season. He pitched well enough to win, his skipper said, but was victimized by seeing-eye hits that led to some early exits. After allowing nearly two hits an inning in..." April 15

  • Heisey's slam caps needed offensive showing for Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Zack Cozart's early-season struggles are not unlike those of his team as a whole. As Cozart's offensive woes continued to mount, they only got harder to escape. The shortstop didn't have a hit in his first 23 plate appearances of the season. After getting a hit, he followed that with two more..." April 14

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays Maddon said Bedard is the likely Thursday starter, tho will use him today if needed.

  • Rays place Alex Cobb on 15-day DL with oblique strain

    CBSSports.com "The Rays are down another pitcher. The team announced that right-hander Alex Cobb has been placed on the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain. Cobb, 26, held the Reds to four hits in seven shutout innings on Saturday, throwing 87 pitches. It appears his oblique may have been bothering him as..." April 13

  • Kiermaier’s throw saves Rays’ 1-0 win over Reds

    Tampa Tribune "Kevin Kiermaier was sent back to Triple A Durham on Saturday afternoon, But before he left, he won a game for the Tampa Bay Rays. Sure, Alex Cobb had a hand in the Rays 1-0 win against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park with his seven scoreless innings. So did James Loney, whose..." April 13

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    Also Myers off for #Rays, Joyce in RF

  • Rays to move Cesar Ramos to rotation, add Erik Bedard to bullpen

    Hardball Talk "With starter Matt Moore on the shelf after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament, Rays manager Joe Maddon says Cesar Ramos will move out of the bullpen to start on Sunday, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Topkin adds that it sounds like veteran lefty Erik Bedard will be called up from..." April 12

  • Price dominates Reds in 2-1 win

    Tampa Tribune "How close did David Price come Friday night to throwing the third complete-game shutout of his career? One finger? If Price had seen that catcher Jose Molina put down two fingers for a curveball to Joey Votto with one out in the ninth inning instead of seeing only one and throwing a fastball,..." April 12

  • Rays' Moore has torn UCL; Tommy John surgery possible

    Tampa Tribune "Further testing on Matt Moore's left elbow Wednesday revealed a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament. The Rays and Moore are deciding on the next step, which is either surgery or rehabilitation. “Honestly, let's just wait until (today). I don't have everything in,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said..." April 10

  • Gordon, Guthrie, Giavotella spark Royals’ 7-3 win over Rays

    Kansas City Star "As the ball jumped off Alex Gordon’s bat and rose toward the right-field seats, the relief could be felt throughout Kauffman Stadium. On the field. In the dugout. And in the grandstands. They all exhaled when Gordon’s three-run shot broke open the Royals’ 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays..." April 10

  • Rays win pitching duel with run in ninth, 1-0

    Tampa Tribune "It wasn't the loudest of hits. Not a stinging line drive or a blast into the fountains beyond the outfield walls he made so famous with his innocent request a few years back. It was an infield single to third base by Wil Myers in the ninth inning. And with the way both sides pitched Tuesday..." April 09

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Hearing Matt Moore's elbow injury involves his UCL. If tear small enough, could rehab, pitch through. Often ends up with Tommy John surgery.

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    No update on #Rays Moore yet but hearing Beliveau is on way from Durham to add arm to bullpen, so DL at least for Moore

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    RMooneyTBO @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Moore left game with left elbow soreness. Going for an MRI tomorrow. Rays said no reason at this time to believe its serious

  • Infante hurt as Escobar, Vargas lead Royals over Rays 4-2

    Kansas City Star "The collision of a baseball and the human head invokes an instantaneous horror, the sort of fear that caused Royals manager Ned Yost to break into sweat in 60-degree weather. The worry coursed through the Royals dugout in an instant, a reaction catalyzed by the impact of an 89-mph fastball and the..." April 08

  • Yu Darvish dominant as Texas Rangers beat Tampa Bay 3-0

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish didn’t flirt with a perfect game in his first start of the 2014 season, but he sure looked pretty perfect. After spending most of the first week on the DL due to a spring training stiff neck, Darvish shut out Tampa Bay for seven innings in a 3-0 Rangers..." April 07

  • Extension keeps Escobar at home

    Tampa Tribune "It didn’t take long once SS Yunel Escobar arrived in Tampa Bay before last season to realize he had found a home, and that’s why he told executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman that he would like to remain a Ray past the end of his contract. Escobar asked and he..." April 06

  • Rays stage comeback to top Texas 5-4

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Rays gave their fans a final four they could cheer about Saturday. That would be the final four runs of the night, all scored by the Rays to produce a 5-4 victory against the Texas Rangers in front of 30,364 at Tropicana Field. James Loney’s two-run double to left field in the..." April 06

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

    D-Rays Bay "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..." April 05

  • Archer, Longo lead Rays to 7-2 win over Jays

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon made three lineups before his team took the field Thursday night in the series finale with the Toronto Blue Jays. To say the third one was the charm would be too easy. Besides, Chris Archer was the starting pitcher in all three lineups and he did more than..." April 04

  • Buehrle's four-hitter propels Jays to win in Tampa

    Toronto Sun "Back in July of 2009, Mark Buehrle twirled a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Last night he made do with blanking the Rays on four hits over 8.2 innings. The veteran left-hander came within a whisker of a complete-game shutout but third baseman Brett Lawrie couldn’t squeeze a bullet..." April 03

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Rays agree to six-year extension with RHP Chris Archer in range of $25M. Deal begins this season and includes two club options.

  • Opening-day loser Jays money in Game 2 win over Rays

    Toronto Sun "Well, the joke’s on the Rays. The Blue Jays may have played like dopes in the season opener on the last day of March but April 1, no fools were found, they were money. In Monday’s depressing 9-2 pounding the Jays couldn’t pitch, hit in the clutch and they threw the ball around in a clownish..." April 02

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action

    Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Rays open season by beating Blue Jays, 9-2

    Tampa Tribune "What went wrong Monday for the Rays? Well, three pitchers combined to strike out only nine Toronto Blue Jays, so no free pizza for the fans who filled Tropicana Field. Being picky, sure, and that’s because the Rays opened a season filled with so much promise with a 9-2 victory against a..." April 01

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    Official first #Rays lineup of the season pic.twitter.com/oog9L6oTFo

  • Tampa Bay Rays make several roster moves

    Fansided "The Tampa Bay Rays will host the Toronto Blue Jays for a four game series to open up the 2014 regular season. A team that reached the playoffs by defeating the Cleveland Indians in a one game wild-card playoff game before taking on the Boston Red Sox in the next round. They lost 3-1 against the..." March 30

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    Does appear #Rays have lost RHP Mark Lowe, who is signing a minor league deal with #indians

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    John Clark CSN @JClarkCSN

    Phillies acquire Jayson Nix from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash and added him to the 40-man roster.

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Erik Bedard changes his mind about Triple-A, re-signs with the Rays

    Hardball Talk "All spring Erik Bedard insisted that he’d opt out of his minor-league contract with the Rays rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A and he was true to his word after losing the fifth-starter competition, deciding to become a free agent. However, after shopping around for a big-league..." March 28

  • Rays sell out Opening Day game vs. Blue Jays

    Tampa Tribune "For the ninth consecutive season, the Tampa Bay Rays have sold out their home opener. The team today announced the sellout of their Opening Day game, Monday at 4:10 against the Toronto Blue Jays. Tickets are still available for the Rays’ games Tuesday through Thursday against Toronto, and..." March 28

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Pitcher Mark Lowe requested and was granted his release by the #rays

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions

    CBSSports.com "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

  • Rays pitcher Alex Colome suspended 50 games for PED use

    SB Nation "Tampa Bay Rays minor league pitcher Alex Colome was suspended for 50 games on Monday afternoon after testing positive for a performance enhancing substance, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. Colome was among a number of starters vying for the club's fifth spot in the rotation this..." March 25

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays release Bedard

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    RMooneyTBO @RMooneyTBO

    #Rays say X-Rays on Moore's jaw were negative. He had a light workout today and is expected to make his next start