Rays Rumors & News

  • Carlos Carrasco comes within one strike of no-hitter in Indians' 8-1 victory over Rays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Three might be company, but not when it comes to chasing history. After watching teammates Cody Anderson and Danny Salazar flirt with no-hitters Monday and Tuesday nights, Carlos Carrasco nearly closed the deal Wednesday before allowing a two-out, two-strike single to Joey Butler in the ninth..." July 02

  • Cleveland Indians use Danny Salazar's arm, power bats to beat Tampa Bay, 6-2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Great starting pitching and homers; is there any better combination in baseball? The Indians will answer a resounding no after the way the first two games of this four-game set have gone against the Rays at Tropicana Field. For the second straight night an Indians pitcher, take a bow Danny..." July 01

  • Cody Anderson flirts with perfection in Cleveland Indians' 7-1 victory over Rays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cody Anderson met Grady Sizemore on Monday night at Tropicana Field. Anderson will probably remember the meeting longer than Sizemore. Anderson was making serious headway toward not only a no-hitter, but a perfect game when Sizemore ruined it with a one-out homer in the seventh inning...." June 30

  • All-Star starters to be revealed Sunday night

    MLB.com "While you continue to vote in these final and frenetic days of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Major League Baseball announced today that the starting position players will be unveiled in a new manner at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN,..." June 30

  • Tigers obtain infielder Alexi Casilla, who delivered winning hit for Twins in Game 163

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers have traded away multiple middle infield prospects in the past year. They have added some veterans for depth in the past week. The Tigers obtained veteran infielder Alexi Casilla from the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday for a player to be named or cash considerations, MLive.com has..." June 30

  • Matt Moore set to start Thursday for Rays

    Tampa Bay Times "LHP Matt Moore is set to rejoin the Rays rotation on Thursday. Moore threw a 35 pitch bullpen on Monday at the Trop, the last hurdle to his return from April 2014 Tommy John surgery." June 29

  • Justin Masterson cruises through 5, Sox batter Rays ace

    Boston Herald "Justin Masterson’s joy started to return about the same time he bought dinner at the Capital Grille for the entire Triple-A Pawtucket squad. “Good people down there,” Masterson said of his recent stint in the minors. “It’s nice, relaxing, it brings a little joy when you’re struggling through..." June 29

  • Major League Baseball is open to a rules change to let pitchers use some sticky goo

    Boston Globe "It’s a rule casually broken hundreds of times a day by players on every team in baseball. Umpires will not enforce it unless asked to, and even then they would rather leave well enough alone. “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” That is what Rule 8.02(a)(4)..." June 29

  • Injured starting pitchers nearing return for Rays

    Tampa Bay Times "After months of figuring out how to fill out their injury-ravaged rotation, Rays officials are now facing a different — and much more enjoyable — problem in sorting out how to fit in their returning pitchers. RHP Erasmo Ramirez came through his Friday bullpen session with no issues from his..." June 28

  • Andriese delivers, bullpen closes out in Rays win over Boston

    Tampa Tribune "Matt Andriese knew his day was over, despite the low-pitch count and the fact he held the Boston Red Sox to one hit and nothing else over six innings Saturday afternoon. The Rays bullpen stirred as Andriese walked off the field, and if Andriese needed any more clues, manager Kevin Cash was..." June 28

  • Rays call up Grady Sizemore

    Sacramento Bee "The Tampa Bay Rays have called up veteran outfielder Grady Sizemore from the minors. Sizemore will serve as the Rays' designated hitter and bat second in the lineup Sunday against the Boston Red Sox. He recently signed a minor league contract with the Rays after being released by..." June 28

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays Cash says Loney ahead of schedule, on track for return before All-Star break

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays lineup: Guyer cf, Butler dh, Longoria 3b, Forsythe 2b, Souza rf, Cabrera ss, DeJesus lf, Elmore 1b, Rivera c, Andriese p

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    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Cash said decision on Moore not finalized but he'll likely start tomorrow for Durham and rejoin rotation Thursday

  • Brock Holt delivers Red Sox’ win in 10th against Rays

    Boston Herald "Before Dustin Pedroia landed on the 15-day disabled list, an occasional off day for Pedroia left Brock Holt with a job he cherished. After those games, when Holt played in Pedroia’s place at second base, he often began his comments to the media in apologetic fashion, admitting that no matter..." June 27

  • Marco Estrada throws seven perfect innings as Jays beat Rays

    Toronto Star "There are some time-honoured things that occur for a pitcher when he’s in that rare position to earn a perfect game. Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada can now tell you first-hand all about it. “That was the first thing I thought about — I was waiting for that big play,” Estrada said after..." June 25

  • Rays' Matt Moore to get one more rehab start

    Tampa Bay Times "When LHP Matt Moore (Tommy John surgery) met with team officials Tuesday, he tried to convince them that Sunday's 92-pitch rehab start in Triple-A Durham was the last one he needed before rejoining the rotation. "I'm ready right now," Moore said. But when Moore saw the look in the staff's..." June 24

  • Archer subdues explosive Jays lineup in 4-3 Rays win

    Tampa Tribune "Facing pitcher R.A. Dickey and a bludgeoning lineup, Chris Archer refused to knuckle under. The ace of the Rays continued to thrive where other men fear to tread — on the mound against the Toronto Blue Jays. While thunderstorms raged outside Tropicana Field on Tuesday evening, Archer remained..." June 24

  • Matt Moore expected to make 2015 debut next week

    Hardball Talk "Rays manager Kevin Cash told Bob Nightengale of USA Today on Tuesday evening that he expects Matt Moore to make his 2015 season debut next week against the Indians. Moore will make one final minor league rehab start on Friday at Triple-A Durham before rejoining the club in Tampa Bay." June 23

  • Blue Jays offence helps Drew Hutchison add another win

    Toronto Sun "Drew Hutchison doesn’t know why it is happening. Doesn’t really care to know. He just doesn’t want it to stop. Hutchison came into his 15th start of the season with a 6-1 record that, in many ways, does not reflect how he’s pitched. He’s been like the little girl with the curl: When he’s good,..." June 23

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    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Odorizzi (oblique) threw 40-pitch bullpen today. Said plan right now is for him to rejoin rotation in 2 weeks

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    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Loney (fractured left middle finger) to take ground balls today. Scheduled for dry swings later this week

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    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Smyly (torn labrum) threw long toss today at 105 feet

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    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    Beckham starts his rehab and Sizemore will try to show #Rays he's got something left with Class A @StoneCrabs , beginning tonight

  • Cleveland Indians capture first walk-off win of the season in 1-0 victory against Tampa Bay

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Roberto Perez slid into home plate. The baseball beat him there. But as Perez popped out of his slide and stood up, he noticed that the baseball had squirted away from catcher Curt Casali. Perez slapped his hands together. At last, the Indians have their first walk-off win of the season. At..." June 22

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays Ramirez said strained groin feels "way better" today, but key test will be Tuesday bullpen session

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    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #Rays say Ramirez has right groin strain

  • Ramirez injured in Rays’ 4-1 win at Cleveland

    Tampa Tribune "It might have been tough to script a better storyline Saturday for Erasmo Ramirez, who took the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays on a picture-perfect northern Ohio night with countryman Dennis Martinez proudly watching from a club-level suite three stories above first base. Martinez looked on as..." June 21

  • Cabrera homers in Cleveland return to help Rays to win

    Tampa Tribune "Asdrubal Cabrera spent part of his Friday afternoon hitting ground balls to his son Meyer on the infield grass at Progressive Field, then joked a short while later that Meyer left him to hang out with his old friends in the Cleveland Indians clubhouse And by old friends, Cabrera meant Indians..." June 20

  • Geltz, bullpen come through in soggy Rays win over Nationals

    Tampa Tribune "Steve Geltz knew the probability of batting Wednesday was remote, but that didn’t stop him from carrying a bat around the clubhouse at Nationals Park three hours before the game while wearing a batting helmet, batting gloves and an arm shield. “I’m happy to do whatever they ask,” Geltz said..." June 18

  • Nationals pound out 23 hits in 16-4 rout of Rays

    Washington Post "Slow-working starters like Tampa Bay right-hander Alex Colome are not usually the kind of pitchers teams like to face on nights like Tuesday, when a night game will be followed by a late flight home, when a game the next day leaves no time to catch up on sleep after a grueling road trip. But as it..." June 17

  • Longoria says he will play through wrist pain

    Tampa Tribune "Rays 3B Evan Longoria said he will play through the bruised left wrist suffered Monday when he was struck by a pitch. Rays manager Kevin Cash said Longoria was adamant about playing. “As long as we’re not making it any worse, let’s just play and see if it starts feeling better,” Cash said...." June 17

  • Rays in first place after fourth straight win

    Tampa Tribune "From Erasmo Ramirez’s six shutout innings to the five walks drawn by Steven Souza Jr., to another hustle double for Kevin Kiermaier to Joey Butler’s hot bat and all the hits from Logan Forsythe, the Rays played one of those rare games Monday that was stress free. The Rays began a four-game,..." June 16

  • Longoria day-to-day after being hit by pitch

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Monday’s 6-1 win against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning after being struck on the left wrist by a pitch from Taylor Hill. X-rays were negative and Longoria suffered a contusion. He is listed as day-to-day, but manager Kevin Cash said..." June 16

  • Streaking Rays victorious for 11th time in 15 games

    Tampa Tribune "There’s always a bit of Kryptonite laying around, isn’t there? White Sox ace Chris Sale, a Lakeland High grad, flew into Tampa Bay this weekend, his Superman cape blowing in the Florida breeze, ready to use his supernatural left arm to subdue the Rays. Sale owned a streak no pitcher with the..." June 15

  • Grady Sizemore signs with the Rays

    Hardball Talk "Released by the Phillies two weeks ago, veteran outfielder Grady Sizemore has signed a minor-league deal with the Rays. Sizemore has been healthy recently after injuries repeatedly derailed his career with the Indians, but unfortunately he no longer looks capable of providing much value as a..." June 15

  • Rays enlisting potentially revolutionary technology to study pitching

    Yahoo! Sports "In the quest to keep arms healthy, the Tampa Bay Rays have always positioned themselves ahead of baseball, emphasizing a comprehensive shoulder-strengthening program long before other teams caught on. Now the Rays are hoping technology can give them a step up, too. The Rays will be the first..." June 15

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred inclined to leave DH situation as is

    CBS Sports "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on Monday's episode of Boomer & Carton, and among the topics he addressed were the DH issue and possible expansion into other other markets. Regarding the current designated hitter rule -- DH in AL games, no DH in NL games, Manfred seems disinclined to..." June 15

  • Rays' Archer understanding about being pulled in eighth

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays ace RHP Chris Archer had faced 107 batters without issuing a walk, going back four starts to the May 22 game against Oakland. But when he walked one in the eighth inning Saturday, Chicago's Adam Eaton on eight pitches after starting him 0-and-2, that was enough to be removed from the..." June 14

  • Heads-up running, batting give Rays comeback win against White Sox

    Tampa Tribune "The lead was lost and the game was trending in the wrong direction for the Tampa Bay Rays when David DeJesus sent a two-out single to center field in the eighth inning. What followed was one of the best sequences of base-running and hitting for the Rays this season and helped turn a deficit..." June 14

  • Andriese makes gamble pay off in Rays win over White Sox

    Tampa Tribune "He already has two saves, which is a bit unusual for Matt Andriese, because he is basically a starter. But in the Rays’ world, anything is possible. So it was part of the norm around this club that Andriese would join the team Friday and give the bullpen a much-needed break with the longest..." June 13

  • Inside Baseball: Top 40 trade candidates for this MLB trade season

    CBS Sports "Trade season semi-officially began after the three-day First-Year Player Draft, and the trade market may include some pretty big names (see the list of 40 below). But it may take some extra time to get going in a season where there so far appears to be only one truly great team (the Cardinals)..." June 13

  • Mike Trout, Albert Pujols both hit home run No. 17 in Angels win

    Los Angeles Times "At THE PLATE: The Angels closed out a rough 2-4 trip to New York and Tampa Bay on a high note, amassing 14 hits, 10 of them — and five runs — coming off a Rays bullpen that entered with a 3.35 earned-run average. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols homered in the same game for the 24th time. Trout,..." June 12

  • Longoria back, relievers strong in Rays victory over Angels

    Tampa Tribune "Wednesday’s win had that familiar feel to it for the Rays. There was Evan Longoria, who returned to third base and made an impact with his glove and bat. There was Jake McGee, who returned to the ninth-inning role he dominated last season and closed out the game. The bullpen was solid...." June 11

  • Jennings could miss 8 weeks after knee procedure

    Tampa Tribune "Arthroscopic surgery Wednesday on the left knee of Rays OF Desmond Jennings revealed inflammation of the plica band that surrounds the knee cap. The inflammation caused the band to compress whenever Jennings tried to straighten his leg, causing the pain that placed him on the disabled list..." June 11

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays lineup: Kiermaier cf, Butler DH, Longoria 3b, DeJesus LF, Forsythe 2b, Souza rf, Cabrera SS, Franklin 1b, Rivera c, Ramirez p

  • Matt Moore is nearing a return from Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "Rays starting pitchers have been dropping like flies all season, but left-hander Matt Moore is making steady progress in his return from Tommy John elbow surgery last April. Moore made his second minor-league rehab start Tuesday, throwing four shutout innings at Single-A with four strikeouts..." June 10

  • Angels crush Rays behind Calhoun RBIs, Shoemaker start

    Halos Heaven "The Angels stopped the losing streak with a dominating win in St. Petersburg, featuring a career high four RBI for Kole Calhoun, a Mickey Mantle-tying blast from Pujols and a great start from Matt Shoemaker. Yesterday there was no baseball, but there was the draft. With the draft, came some..." June 10

  • Rays LF Desmond Jennings undergoes knee surgery Wednesday

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings had surgery on his left knee Wednesday, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Jennings had the surgery to alleviate the thickening of tissue in his knee. He has no timetable for a return. He last played April 25." June 10

  • Rays’ Odorizzi expects short stay on DL

    Tampa Tribune "As expected, Rays RHP Jake Odorizzi was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a left oblique strain. The good news is Odorizzi is not anticipating a lengthy stay on the DL. He said the results of the MRI showed a small hot spot, meaning the injury is not as severe as the oblique..." June 10