Rays Rumors & News

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Betts' assist helps Red Sox hold off Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Another night, another eighth inning defensive gem in the outfield helping the Boston Red Sox to victory. On Tuesday, it was Mookie Betts who helped preserve a one-run lead, throwing out a runner at third on the way to a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Price pitches Red Sox to win over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- On a night in which David Price dominated for eight innings, a smart defensive switch helped the Boston Red Sox in the eighth. Rookie Andrew Benintendi, shifted from center to left field that very inning, went over the wall in left field to rob the Tampa Bay Rays'..." August 22

  • Forsythe homers in return as Rays beat Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Logan Forsythe was happy to get back in the starting lineup after missing the past four games, and the Tampa Bay Rays were happy to get his bat back. Forsythe hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run fourth inning for the Rays in their 8-4 win against the Texas..." August 21

  • Kevin Kiermaier leaves Rays-Rangers game

    Today's Knuckleball "Kevin Kiermaier already saw one injury sidetrack him for much of this season, missing nearly two months with a broken hand. He’s been back in the Rays’ lineup and in center field for more than a month but left Friday’s game early. The third-year Tampa Bay starter has suffered his worst season..." August 20

  • Longoria, Rays snapped Rangers' 4-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jake Odorizzi continues to be one of the best pitchers in the majors since the All-Star break and he got a big boost from the Tampa Bay Rays' offense. Odorizzi (8-5) won his fifth consecutive decision since the break while Evan Longoria went 2-for-3 with a home run..." August 20

  • Hamels, Beltre pave way for Rangers' 6-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rangers starter Cole Hamels had hit a rare rough patch with two losses in his last three starts, despite giving up seven runs total in those three games. There was no doubt he was back in form Friday night, as Hamels took a no-hitter into the sixth and a shutout into..." August 19

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Miller, Archer propel Rays past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Brad Miller provided the power again and Chris Archer proved that he still has the ability to pitch like a front-end starter. Miller went 3-for-4 with his third home run in the past two games to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-0 win against the San Diego Padres at..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Rays blast 5 homers in rout of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It's not often a baseball team can reset their season record for runs and nearly do the same on the mound with strikeouts, but the Rays came up with 15 runs and 15 strikeouts in an easy 15-1 win over the San Diego Padres at Tropicana Field. The Rays hit five home runs..." August 16

  • Rays' Smyly dominates Padres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In a 10-start stretch from May 21 to July 18, Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Drew Smyly went 0-7 with a 7.60 ERA. Over the past five starts, however, Smyly has been unbeatable. He held the Padres to one hit in seven innings Monday, and Tampa Bay opened a 10-game homestand..." August 15

  • Longoria keys offensive outburst as Rays rout Yanks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Evan Longoria has been on a hot streak for most of the season and his heat index seems to increase when he faces the New York Yankees. Longoria had another big day against the Yankees on Sunday, when he tied a season high with four RBIs and highlighted a six-run fourth inning..." August 14

  • Rodriguez contributes to victory in Yankees' swan song

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez savored every moment of his final game for the New York Yankees and possibly the last of his eventful 22-year career. The moment that touched him the most was when manager Joe Girardi gave the 41-year-old an opportunity to play third base for one more out...." August 13

  • Archer humbled as final pitcher to strike out A-Rod

    The Score "Chris Archer is great at verbalizing his emotions. He's well-spoken, and he knows a legend when he sees one. With Alex Rodriguez potentially playing his final major-league game on Friday when the New York Yankees took on the Tampa Bay Rays, Archer was given the dubious honor of being the last..." August 13

  • Longoria, Smyly drive Rays past Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Deep into a frustrating season, Drew Smyly finally has a winning streak. The Tampa Bay Rays left-hander won his second start in a row by pitching six effective innings Tuesday in a 9-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. He had not won two in a row since he won five straight..." August 09

  • Blue Jays pull out victory over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Devon Travis is hot at a time when some of his teammates are not. The Blue Jays second baseman had the first four-hit game of his career Monday night, including the go-ahead single in the seventh inning of Toronto's 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. "I think he's coming..." August 08

  • Sano belts pair of homers as Twins roll past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Miguel Sano belted two home runs to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 6-3 win Sunday and series victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. In Sano's first at-bat, he sent a foul ball so high that it hit the roof at Tropicana Field -- becoming the first player to..." August 07

  • Archer helps Rays beat Twins

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chris Archer looked like his old self Saturday, holding the Minnesota Twins to three hits in six innings and leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-3 win at Tropicana Field. "It's not surprising," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "We all know he's a very talented young..." August 06

  • With traded prospect Fox injured, Rays may seek more from Giants

    Tampa Bay Times "SS Lucius Fox, the highly rated prospect acquired from the Giants in the Matt Moore trade, came over as unexpectedly damaged goods with a foot injury and the Rays may seek additional compensation. Fox, 19, had a bruised left foot as the result of fouling a ball off it a week or so before the..." August 06

  • Twins rally past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Trailing 2-1 in the seventh, Twins manager Paul Molitor wasn't sure how many chances he'd have for a favorable bat off his bench, so he sent Eddie Rosario out with a runner on. Pinch-hitting for just the second time this season, Rosario did as he did last time,..." August 05

  • Miller's blast lifts Rays over Royals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Brad Miller will likely make a transition to first base in the next few days after recently acquired infielder Matt Duffy returns from a rehab assignment. And while the position switch has made Miller a little frustrated, his bat continues to..." August 04

  • Perez's homer helps Royals rally past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Salvador Perez's two-run home run was what won the game for the Kansas City Royals, but fully appreciated in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field was a dominating night for the bullpen. Four Royals relievers combined for four innings of..." August 02

  • Duffy strikes out 16 in Royals' victory over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Danny Duffy has been the best thing going for the Kansas City Royals for the past month, but never more so than Monday night. The left-hander took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and struck out a franchise-record 16 batters in Kansas City's 3-0 win over the Tampa..." August 01

  • Giants To Acquire Matt Moore

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have reached agreement on a deal that will bring southpaw Matt Moore to San Francisco from the Rays, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter links). Tampa Bay has long been said to be pursuing trades involving its controllable starters, and this one comes in right at the..." August 01

  • Steve Pearce traded back to Baltimore

    CBS Sports "Pearce was traded to the Orioles on Monday in exchange for Jonah Heim, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The 33-year-old will rejoin the Orioles, with whom he spent the 2013-2015 season." August 01

  • Rays trade Brandon Guyer to Cleveland Indians

    D-Rays Bay "The Rays appear to have traded right handed platoon outfielder Brandon Guyer at the MLB Trade Deadline, according to Marc Topkin. Guyer is a versatile outfield defender who has primarily manned left field for the Rays in a career mired by injuries. Guyer is also a hit-by-pitch specialist in the..." August 01

  • Bucs interested in Matt Moore, Jake Odorizzi

    Bucs Dugout "The Pirates are still trying to trade for a Rays starter, either Matt Moore (their top priority) or Jake Odorizzi, Stephen A. Nesbitt tweets. As with the Rich Hill rumor, I'm skeptical the Pirates will actually get anything done here. (The Athletics ended up trading Hill to the Dodgers, so the..." August 01

  • Mets showing interest in Rays' Pearce

    Mass Live "The New York Mets have now been linked with both Cincinnati Red Jay Bruce and Tampa Bay Ray Steve Pearce with the MLB trade deadline less than four hours away. Earlier in the week, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported that while Pearce was a good fit for New York, he was likely too expensive. " August 01

  • Giants Pursuing Rays’ Matt Moore

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants are pursuing a deal for Rays lefty Matt Moore, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). It remains uncertain, he notes, whether San Francisco has the right prospect pieces to work out a deal for the controllable southpaw. It’s long been unclear just where the Giants’..." August 01

  • Rays complete three-game sweep of Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This wasn't how the Yankees wanted to come home to New York on Monday. Sunday morning brought the trade of reliever Andrew Miller, then a 5-3 loss to the last-place Tampa Rays to complete a three-game sweep. Yankees manager Joe Girardi went so far as to say he'd..." July 31

  • Dodgers pursuing Rays' Archer

    The Score "With a little over 24 hours to go before Monday's trade deadline the Los Angeles Dodgers are apparently trying for a big splash, as sources have told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports the team is pursuing Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Chris Archer. Moments after the initial report, Rosenthal noted that..." July 31

  • Rays expected to deal Moore, Pearce

    The Score "It may just be the calm before the storm for the Tampa Bay Rays. Starting pitcher Matt Moore and utility man Steve Pearce are both growing increasingly likely to be dealt within the next 72 hours, sources told Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan. A former All-Star in 2013, Moore has struggled at times..." July 29

  • Trading places? Rays' Steve Pearce hopes not

    Tampa Bay Times "Based on contract status and performance, INF Steve Pearce is considered the Rays player most likely to be traded by Monday's deadline for nonwaiver deals, with the Indians among several interested teams. But Pearce, a Lakeland native who joined the Rays on a one-year, $4.75 million deal,..." July 29

  • Orioles discussing Ramirez with Rays

    The Score "With Andrew Cashner reportedly on the move to Miami, the Baltimore Orioles appear to be getting creative in their efforts to bolster their beleaguered rotation. Sources told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick the Orioles have talked to the Tampa Bay Rays about acquiring right-handed reliever Erasmo Ramirez..." July 29

  • Rays' Moore boosts value with another strong start

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rangers, Pirates, Dodgers and any of the other contenders looking to add an impact starter by Monday's deadline certainly will be thinking more about Rays LHP Matt Moore, who turned in another impressive outing in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Los Angeles. But Moore doesn't want to think about..." July 28

  • Indians among several teams inquiring about Pearce

    The Score "The Cleveland Indians sit 5 1/2 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers for the American League Central lead thanks to their formidable starting pitching, so the team has set their focus on adding a bat as the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. Cleveland is among several teams inquiring..." July 28

  • Grandal homers as Dodgers hold off Rays

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Chris Archer had a solid performance Tuesday, but Bud Norris delivered a better one. Yasmani Grandal's seventh-inning home run was the difference as the Los Angeles Dodgers held on for a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Norris..." July 27

  • Rays dump Dodgers, halt four-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Tampa Bay Rays ended their nine-game road trip Wednesday by halting a string of skids. Evan Longoria homered, and the Rays snapped a four-game slide with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The Rays (39-61) won for first time in five..." July 27

  • Rays have arms, but likely will wait to deal them

    ESPN "In a bleak landscape for pitching, the Tampa Bay Rays are awash in talented young starters with affordable contracts and several years of club control. Survey the available options and Tampa is an oasis of promise in a desert of back-end, complementary types. But, as the Aug. 1 deadline nears..." July 27

  • A's amaze with second walk-off win in two nights

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Another day, another walk-off win for the Oakland A's against the Tampa Bay Rays, this one even more spectacular than the first. One day after Coco Crisp hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning to beat the Rays 1-0, rookie third baseman Ryon Healy crushed a walk-off solo..." July 24

  • Rays OF Oswaldo Arcia leaves game with elbow strain

    Today's Knuckleball "Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Oswaldo Arcia was removed from Saturday’s game against the Oakland Athletics with a mild right elbow strain, and is now day-to-day." July 24

  • Butler's blast helps A's take series from Rays

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After back-to-back walk-off wins against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Oakland Athletics didn't wait until the final inning for a hero to step up Sunday. Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning and Oakland held on for a 3-2 victory against..." July 24

  • Rays reportedly demanding Jurickson Profar in pitching deal with Rangers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers are combing the trade market for starters, and Jurickson Profar appears to be a name coming up frequently in talks. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Tampa Bay Rays are insisting on Profar in trade talks, with Texas refusing to blink." July 24

  • Crisp walk-off pushes A's past Rays in 13th

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland A's rookie left-hander Sean Manaea had been in the clubhouse for over an hour after pitching eight shutout innings against the Tampa Bay Rays when he watched on television as Coco Crisp came to bat in the bottom of the 13th inning Friday night. Rookie third baseman..." July 23

  • Rays dump A's for third win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Tim Beckman tied another team hitting record, Matt Moore pitched another gem, and the Tampa Bay Rays opened their four-game series against the Oakland A's with their third straight victory Thursday night. Moore pitched seven strong innings in the Rays' 7-3 win at the..." July 22

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21