Rays Rumors & News

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Joe Maddon: 'I'm a Ray,' shoots down speculation about joining Dodgers

    CBSSports.com "On Tuesday, the Dodgers changed the baseball landscape by announcing they have hired GM Andrew Friedman away from the Rays. He'll take over as their president of baseball operations. Friedman built contenders on a shoestring budget in Tampa, and now he'll have the game's largest payroll at his..." October 15

  • Joe Maddon to the Dodgers? Rays manager “absolutely” wants to stay in Tampa Bay

    Hardball Talk "As soon as news broke that Andrew Friedman was leaving the Rays for the Dodgers speculation started about his luring manager Joe Maddon to join him in Los Angeles. One issue: Maddon, unlike Friedman, actually has a contract with the Rays and is under team control for 2015. It’s the final..." October 14

  • Friedman to Dodgers; Colletti gets new role

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Dodgers named former Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman as their new president of baseball operations on Tuesday. Ned Colletti, who has been the Dodgers' general manager since 2005, will remain with the club in a new role as senior advisor to the president and CEO of..." October 14

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Maddon eager to extend contract with Rays

    Tampa Tribune "With 2014 officially in the books, Rays manager Joe Maddon is entering the final year of his contract. He said before Sunday’s game that he would like to manage for 10 more seasons and that he would like to manage the Rays beyond this contract. “I believe it will work out,” Maddon said about..." September 30

  • Indians bring down curtain on 2014 with 7-2 win over Tampa Bay

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians, headed nowhere but home, ended their season Sunday at Progressive Field. The last game of the year, without an invitation to the postseason, is always a wistful time. There is regret, hope and anticipation for what is to come. In Sunday's 7-2 victory over Tampa Bay, there was..." September 29

  • Rays shut out Indians

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays are set after Saturday's 2-0 win over the Indians to close out their least productive offensive season in franchise history and finish last in the American League in runs. But manager Joe Maddon made clear — again — that hitting coach Derek Shelton is not to blame and is expected to..." September 28

  • Rays attendance drops for third year

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Rays maintained a disappointing trend this season — the third consecutive year of declining attendance. An average of 17,857 people came out for games at Tropicana Field this year, down from 18,646 in 2013 and 19,255 in 2012, the lowest per-game attendance in the league. With..." September 28

  • Corey Kluber fantastic in victory over Rays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians took the field Friday night with ultra-high stakes for team and individual. The individual took care of the team. Right-hander Corey Kluber allowed five hits and struck out 11 in eight innings as the hanging-by-a-thread Indians defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 1-0, at Progressive..." September 27

  • Red Sox power their way past the Rays, 11-1

    CSN New England "Too late to make an impact, the Red Sox have stumbled upon the perfect winning formula the last two nights: have a young pitcher go deeper into a start than he ever has and let some of the six rookies in the lineup do the rest. One night after Anthony Ranaudo pitched seven innings for the first..." September 26

  • Escobar has MRI on knee, no structural damage revealed

    MLB.com "Yunel Escobar had an MRI on his injured left knee Thursday and the news was good. He has a bruise, but no structural damage. The Rays shortstop flew home to the Tampa Bay area on Wednesday after injuring his left knee during the third inning of Tuesday's 6-2 win against the Red Sox at Fenway..." September 25

  • Red Sox rout wild Rays, 11-3

    CSN New England "Somewhere in the mess that was the Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays marathon Wednesday night was a fine pitching performance from Anthony Ranaudo. In a game that saw the teams take two hours to complete the first four innings and featured Rays pitchers issuing nine walks -- including three with the bases..." September 25

  • Alex Cobb, big inning help Rays beat Red Sox

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays manager Joe Maddon and pitching coach Jim Hickey would prefer not labeling any of their starters an ace. But like James Shields and David Price before him, Alex Cobb is going to push the limits of their lexicon. Cobb delivered a typically solid performance in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Red..." September 24

  • Rays' Yunel Escobar likely out for season with knee injury

    Tampa Bay Times "A left knee sprain on an awkward play to avoid a collision at home plate has likely ended SS Yunel Escobar's season. The Rays don't believe the injury is serious but will send Escobar for an MRI exam soon and seem likely to shut him down regardless. "You probably won't see him the rest of..." September 24

  • Maddon faces busy winter trying to bolster Rays offense

    Tampa Tribune "Joe Maddon said his No. 1 priority this offseason is find a way to squeeze water from a stone. Actually, the Rays manager said he will try to coax more runs from the offense that had trouble scoring runs nearly all season. “The biggest offseason mental exercise for me is to come up with..." September 24

  • Maddon, Rays searching for new offensive edge

    MLB.com "When Joe Maddon, Andrew Friedman and company joined the Rays prior to the 2006 season, they brought a wealth of ideas along with an eagerness to try them out in an untapped frontier. Among those ideas were advanced metrics and shifting on defense. Primarily, the ideas helped thwart the offenses..." September 22

  • Rays' Matt Joyce expecting to be traded this offseason

    Tampa Bay Times "Tampa-born OF Matt Joyce takes the field today figuring it "most likely" will be his last game at the Trop as a Ray. Joyce figures that his arbitration-driven salary increase for next season to around $5 million likely will make him too expensive for the Rays to keep, and thus likely to be..." September 21

  • Jose Quintana stays hot as White Sox beat Rays

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jose Quintana allowed one earned run in 7 1/3 innings, and Avisail Garcia drove in two runs with a double in a four-run fifth inning, leading the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field. Alexei Ramirez and Jose Abreu each drove in a run with a..." September 20

  • Yankees win Derek Jeter’s final game in Tampa Bay, beat Rays 3-2

    New York Daily News "Derek Jeter bid goodbye to Tropicana Field for the final time Wednesday night. On Thursday, the Captain will be back in the Bronx to open the final home stand of his remarkable career. Jeter’s last game against the Rays saw him snap the second-longest hitless streak of his career, then score..." September 18

  • Rays beat Yankees in hot-tempered game

    Tampa Bay Times "What started as a night of good vibes with a ceremony for retiring Yankees star Derek Jeter ended with hot tempers and bruised feelings in the Rays' 6-1 Tuesday win. Both benches and bullpens emptied in the bottom of the eighth after New York reliever David Phelps threw too close to Rays..." September 17

  • Rays honor retiring Yankees SS Derek Jeter with farewell gifts

    Fox Sports Florida "For you, Captain. It was the Tampa Bay Rays' turn on Tuesday to present New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter with farewell gifts in his final stop at Tropicana Field. The Rays and Yankees close their three-game series Wednesday, and on this night, Tampa Bay honored the New York star before he..." September 16

  • Rays bounce back after blowing lead, beat Blue Jays

    Tampa Bay Times "Nothing comes easy for the Rays these days. Certainly not Sunday's 6-5, 10-inning win over the Blue Jays. Before exhaling and high-fiving their way off the field, the Rays blew another four-run lead late, with Grant Balfour and Jake McGee giving up home runs; scored only once after loading..." September 15

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    RMooneyTBO @RMooneyTBO

    #rays will call up on Monday RHP Alex Colome, INF Nick Franklin and LHP C.J. Riefenhauser. Colome will start vs NYY

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    Bob Sutton @tnBobSutton

    Durham Bulls INF Nick Franklin (@Frazoo6) told after IL finals that he's promoted to #rays

  • Adam Lind, Edwin Encarnacion power Blue Jays past Rays

    Toronto Sun "Adam Lind has spent a lot of time this season celebrating other people’s home runs. Most often, it’s been Jose Bautista or Edwin Encarnacion getting all the love in the dugout after another baseball leaves the yard. On Saturday, Lind found himself on the receiving end. With nearly three..." September 14

  • Rookie Karns dazzles in Rays debut, shuts out Jays

    Tampa Tribune "Nathan Karns could have been in Durham, N.C., on Friday, pitching the Bulls to a Triple A title. Instead, he was in Canada pitching in a meaningless game for a team going nowhere. Karns could have showered in champagne had everything gone right with the Durham Bulls. Instead, he was doused with..." September 13

  • No matter end result, it’s not good enough for Maddon

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Rays were eliminated Thursday from the AL East race, though the chances of winning the division really didn’t exist before the 5-4 loss to the New York Yankees, because one more win by the Baltimore Orioles would have eliminated the Rays from their yearly goal. “We’re not going to..." September 12

  • Yankees overcome early deficit, Brian McCann, Chris Young and bullpen spark 8-5 win over Rays

    New York Daily News "Will the Yankees’ biggest comeback victory of the season be the one that sparks an epic September comeback? That’s what the Bombers are hoping after their 8-5 win over the Rays Wednesday night at the Stadium, one that saw the Yankees overcome a deficit of four or more runs for the first time..." September 11

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    Hearing #Rays Matt Moore did well in his first post Tommy John throwing session Monday at Trop, 25 throws at 45 feet, big smile on his face

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    RMooneyTBO @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Smyly will be shut down. Team hasn't announced who will replace him in the rotation

  • Cruz's seven RBIs give Orioles 7-5 win in 11 innings

    CSN Baltimore "Nelson Cruz drove in all seven Orioles runs with a pair of two-run home runs and a three-run triple as the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 in 11 innings on Sunday. Cruz gave the Orioles a 5-4 ninth-inning lead with the three-run triple, and after Tampa Bay (69-74) tied the score in the..." September 08

  • Passed ball bounces right way for Rays over O's

    Tampa Tribune "It was a fastball that Orioles C Nick Hundley tried to frame for a strike that nicked off his mitt and reached the backstop. That allowed SS Yunel Escobar to race home from third base with the winning run Saturday in the Rays’ 3-2 victory, giving the franchise its first-ever walk-off win on a..." September 07

  • Familiar formula ends Rays scoreless skid with win over O's

    Tampa Tribune "It was, as Rays manager Joe Maddon would say more than once afterwards, formulaic. A solid outing from the starting pitcher followed by the one-two punch of Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee. What made Friday’s formula pleasing to the Rays was that the offense showed up. Eventually. The..." September 06

  • Blue Jays finally break Rays curse at Tropicana Field

    Toronto Sun "The last time the Blue Jays won a series at Tropicana Field, Vernon Wells and Reed Johnson each hit a home run in a series-clinching 6-3 win. Roy Halladay pitched seven innings and Casey Janssen worked the final two for his first career save. On that day, Marcus Stroman was a 16-year-old..." September 04

  • Moore just getting started with rehab

    Tampa Tribune "It has been nearly five months since Tampa Bay Rays LHP Matt Moore picked up a baseball and played catch. On Monday, Moore is scheduled to perform that seemingly simple act for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery to replace the ligament in his left arm on April 22, and he will..." September 04

  • Smyly could become diamond in rough of Price trade

    Fox Sports Florida "His transition wasn't supposed to look this easy. When Drew Smyly came to the Tampa Bay Rays in a three-way deal on July 31, the young left-hander was supposed to be a footnote when a blockbuster transaction was remembered. After all, he was part of the David Price trade. It wasn't the Smyly..." September 02

  • Buchholz Brilliant in Sox 3-0 Win Over the Rays

    Boston Globe "Where has this guy been? A beam of light shined onto Clay Buchholz's disastrous season at Tropicana Field on Sunday afternoon in the form of a three-hit shutout completed in less than 100 pitches. That, folks, is what's known as a "Maddux." With the 3-0 win, the Sox earned themselves a..." September 01

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Brewers also pursued David Price in late July, but deal never got close. MIL would not part with Jimmy Nelson in any trade.

  • Odorizzi delivers clutch outing as Rays shut out Red Sox

    Tampa Tribune "All the hits and runs, all the home runs the Orioles hit off Jake Odorizzi the previous time he pitched were frustrating, sure, but not as frustrating as what Odorizzi did to allow the damage. He became a one-pitch pitcher, throwing nearly all fastballs. The Orioles picked up on that, of..." August 31

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    RMooneyTBO @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Maddon said MRI on Jennings left knee showed only a bruise. Said he thinks Jennings can play Sunday

  • Betts' Slam Helps Red Sox Roll Over Rays

    Boston Globe "The anticipated face off between the Red Sox and Rays starter Chris Archer went horribly wrong for the Tampa Bay right-hander, as the Sox rolled their way to an 8-4 victory on Friday at Tropicana Field. Mookie Betts’ first career grand slam in the top of the second made it 8-0 before the Rays..." August 30

  • Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday

    Baltimore Sun "Despite his obvious power and previous success, Orioles infielder Chris Davis has been struggling so much this season that it has become business as usual when pitchers challenge him. So, in the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, it was somewhat surprising that Tampa Bay..." August 29

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    RMooneyTBO @RMooneyTBO

    #Rays Maddon said Smyly's innings will be limited to 150-160 this season. He's at career-high 141.1.

  • Smyly sharp again as Rays beat Orioles

    Tampa Bay Times "Through nothing but the circumstance of being traded for each other, Drew Smyly is going to be oft-compared to former Rays ace and Cy Young Award winner David Price. And, if things keep going the way they are now, that's going to be tough — for Price. Smyly on Wednesday turned in a second..." August 28

  • Orioles bullpen makes up for sloppy Chen start in 4-2 win

    CSN Baltimore "It was hardly artistic. Neither starter finished five innings, and it was only the second time all season Wei-Yin Chen couldn’t get that far. But, somehow the Orioles maintained their focus and recorded a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays before 16,406 at Oriole Park on Tuesday night. “It was..." August 27

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    MLB @MLB

    Major League Baseball denies Rays’ formal protest regarding Saturday’s game in Toronto.

  • Escobar's agent: Tampa is a great fit for Yunel, Oakland may not be

    CBSSports.com "Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar's claim on revocable waivers by Oakland has raised some concern in the Escobar camp, which apparently prefers he stay in Tampa Bay where he felt he had finally found a home. "I am very concerned with Yunel having been selected on waivers by Oakland," Escobar's..." August 25

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    RMooneyTBO @RMooneyTBO

    Bautista questions calld 3rd strike and is tossed. So #Rays don't have to deal with him anymore today

  • Reyes, Rasmus clutch in Blue Jays win over Rays

    Toronto Sun "There was no team meeting. No caustic managerial speech. There didn’t need to be. Friday night, in losing 8-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Blue Jays were unacceptably docile, lacking energy, bereft of purpose. It was obvious to anyone who saw it and also to the ball players who suffered through..." August 24

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