Chris Archer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Archer says Rays' Cuba trip is about more than baseball

    Tampa Bay Times "In discussing next week's historic trip to Cuba, most Rays have veered away from the political aspects, beyond touting the goodwill nature of the rare visit as a form of baseball diplomacy in the improving relations between the United States and the nearby island nation. But All-Star ace Chris..." March 16

  • Rays make official that Chris Archer starts opening day

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays manager Kevin Cash this morning made official what has seemed obvious, that Chris Archer will be their opening day starter vs. Toronto on April 3. This will be the second opening day start for Archer, who went on to make the AL All-Star team last year. "We've all probably assumed that..." March 14

  • Rays' Chris Archer pleased with 'quality changeups'

    Tampa Bay Times "When you are as driven as Rays ace RHP Chris Archer, you look for specific signs of success during your first spring outing. Friday, in a solid two innings against Boston's "A" lineup in a 7-2 loss, that was having the changeup he has been working on break so much that his own coaches and the..." March 05

  • Chris Archer scolded two young Rays pitchers for showing up “late” to camp

    Hardball Talk "Every year in late February we see stories applauding certain players for showing up extra early to spring training, or for getting to the facilities at the crack of dawn. Then mid-March rolls around and everyone is sick of the drills and the bus rides and meaningless Grapefruit League games..." February 21