Rays Rumors & News

  • Casali homers twice as Rays beat Tigers at Trop

    Tampa Tribune "Curt Casali found himself in the lineup Monday for the third straight game for one reason: The Rays desperately need an offensive spark. “Anything I can do to help,” Casali said. Anything turned out to be the first two-homer game of his young career, a jolt of offense that helped propel the..." July 28

  • Orioles score three in first, hold on to beat Rays, 5-2, and win series

    Baltimore Sun "After his team was swept by the division-leading Yankees in New York this week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter insisted his players had plenty of fight left in them. And while it’s still hard to make out whether these Orioles are legitimate playoff contenders, they showed enough resolve this..." July 27

  • Chris Davis' slam ends Orioles' four-game slide with 5-1 win over Rays

    Baltimore Sun "Chris Davis acknowledged that the Orioles hitters might have been pressing over the past three weeks, trying to do too much with one swing as they collectively struggled to score runs. But Davis provided the Orioles with more offense with one swing Saturday night than they had at any point during..." July 26

  • 2d
    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays Smyly (shoulder) will start rehab assignment on Sunday for AAA @DurhamBulls

  • Key hits in eighth from Jaso and Beckham propel Rays to victory

    Tampa Tribune "Afterward, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said he wasn’t going to critique Darren O’Day, because, well, he’s Darren O’Day and his record against Tampa Bay is pretty close to spotless. But on Friday, in a game the Rays really needed to win, they came through against O’Day, stringing together..." July 25

  • Rays ready to talk trades, with Boxberger popular

    Tampa Bay Times "Most speculation leading to the July 31 deadline for nonwaiver trades will be on who the Rays could get to bolster their offense. But they are more likely to trade away a player from their current big-league roster, specifically one of their top relievers, even if they remain in the playoff..." July 24

  • From jeers to cheers, Odubel Herrera's redeeming hit lifts Phillies

    CSN Philly "When Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin filled out his starting lineup for Wednesday’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays, he did not include Odubel Herrera in it. Mackanin insisted it was not a benching for Herrera, whose failure to run out a double-play ball in Tuesday night’s loss..." July 23

  • Karns’ historic home run powers Rays past Phillies 1-0

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay starting pitcher Nathan Karns sweated through two jerseys and four undershirts Tuesday night. He needed a second ballcap because his first one was soaked as well. He spent the time between innings in the clubhouse drinking fluids while the training staff applied cold wraps and checked..." July 22

  • Which MLB Stadium Has The Cheapest Beer?

    Deadspin "VinePair charted the best beer prices from all 30 MLB teams. Unsurprisingly, Fenway Park bleeds their patrons dry when it comes to selling beers. Leeches. The first graph’s a bit useless, since there are varying sizes of the cheapest small beer available: As an example, the Phillies’ smallest..." July 22

  • Does the second wild card ruin the trade deadline?

    SB Nation "The trade deadline is in 10 days. There are no rumors. Why, did you hear any rumors? If you have a good Ken Rosenthal tweet, can you share it with me? I just sit in a dark room, favoriting and unfavoriting a tweet from the Ken Rosenthai imposter account, hoping it'll get me closer to the next real..." July 22

  • Phillies win 4th straight, but Maikel Franco exits with sore elbow

    CSN Philly "The Phillies on Monday night won their fourth straight game since coming back from the All-Star break. They hope they did not also suffer a loss. Maikel Franco, one of the biggest reasons to watch the majors’ worst ball club, left the 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays after the eighth inning..." July 21

  • Souza feels ready to go after rehab

    MLB.com "Steven Souza Jr. is back with the Rays, and the rookie outfielder said he's ready to play when he's eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday. Souza had to leave the Rays' July 5 game with the Yankees after getting hit by a pitch from right-hander Bryan Mitchell on the pinky of his right..." July 20

  • Marco Estrada outduels Chris Archer as Blue Jays blank Rays

    Toronto Sun "Miracles in sport happen all the time but seldom to the Blue Jays. They received one Sunday afternoon and it was witnessed by a throng of 41,683. The Jays managed to beat starting pitcher Chris Archer and the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 and if that doesn’t rate as a miracle than nothing does. In..." July 20

  • 9d
    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #Rays Cabrera (hamstring) expected to begin baseball related activities early this week

  • Timely homers give Rays 3-2 victory over Jays

    Tampa Tribune "The game-changing home runs came late in the game, first a solo shot from the right fielder in the seventh inning to tie the score and then a blast from the catcher in the eighth for what proved to be the winning. Oddly enough, the home runs didn’t come from the Toronto Blue Jays. They came..." July 19

  • 10d
    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    A twist to #Rays signing of 2nd rd pick C Chris Betts - he'll have Tommy John surgery, right elbow injury discovered during team physical.

  • Erasmo Ramirez returns to Toronto a much better pitcher

    Tampa Bay Times "The last time RHP Erasmo Ramirez pitched in Toronto looked like the last time he might pitch for the Rays. He didn't make it out of the fourth inning in that April 15 game and allowed nine runs, making it 16 total (and a 25.31 ERA) for his two outings since being acquired from Seattle, and..." July 18

  • 10d
    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays lineup pic.twitter.com/NQX70MuXh6

  • Blue Jays blast off behind Hutchison to beat Rays

    Toronto Star "The Blue Jays entered the post all-star stretch run, the final 71 games of the season, as the most enigmatic team in baseball. Blessed with an offence that sits more than 75 runs ahead of the second-place team in that category, the Jays still languished a game below .500. But they brought out the..." July 18

  • 11d
    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays will start Moore first game in Philly followed by Karns

  • MLB Will ‘Heavily Discuss’ 154-Game Schedule When Current CBA Expires

    NESN "If you think the Major League Baseball season needs to be shortened, then you might get your wish soon. Or not. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players’ Association director Tony Clark spoke to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale before Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati and said the league..." July 16

  • 5 impact players who could be traded this month

    MLB.com "July is a fun month for fans and a busy one for the game's decision-makers, who will be focused almost exclusively on the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Without a doubt, the rumor mill will circulate many players' names across the next couple of weeks. Of those who will be bandied about,..." July 16

  • At midseason, Rays have seen strange stuff but still contending

    Tampa Tribune "If there was one word to sum up the first half of the Rays 2015 season it would be oblique. Or hamstring. Or tendinitis. Or surgery. So many players, so many injuries. Rookie right fielder Steven Souza Jr. used the word “strange” to sum up his. Strange because he leads the team in home runs..." July 16

  • Mike Trout shines as the AL beats the NL 6-3 in the All-Star Game

    Hardball Talk "Mike Trout is the best baseball player in the game today. You can doubt this if you wish, but you’d be wrong to do so. No matter what you think about that, Trout led the charge for the American League on Tuesday night, reaching base three times, scoring twice, launching a home run and showing..." July 15

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred sees expansion in MLB's future

    ESPN "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred shared a vision of the game Tuesday that could ultimately include more than 30 franchises. Manfred, appearing at a Baseball Writers Association of America luncheon at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati, said he's open-minded about the possibility of..." July 14

  • Rays sweep Astros, enter All-Star break in second place

    Tampa Tribune "The Rays did not get a hit with a runner in scoring position Sunday, instead they cobbled together the go-ahead rally with a bases-loaded walk and a fielder’s choice groundball that the Astros failed to turn into a double play. Matt Moore pitched well enough to give his team a chance at a..." July 13

  • Yost, Bochy reveal starting lineups for MLB All-Star Game

    The Score "With just over 24 hours left before the first pitch flies in the MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park, managers Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy revealed their starting lineups Monday for the 86th edition of the Midsummer Classic. Yost's starting lineup, which features reigning American League..." July 13

  • Boston Red Sox sign reliever Ronald Belisario

    Mass Live "If the Red Sox are going to make any headway in the standings, they're going to need major bullpen help. On Sunday night, CBS Sports Jon Heyman reported the Red Sox signed 32-year-old righthander Ronald Belisario. Belisario was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays last month and..." July 13

  • 16d
    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    #Rays place Asdrubal Cabrera on 15-day DL (right hamstring strain); recall INF Tim Beckham from Triple-A Durham.

  • 16d
    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Cabby having MRI this morning on hamstring. Beckham on his way to Trop in case Cabby goes on DL today

  • 16d
    Matt Baker @MBakerTBTimes

    #Rays say shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left the game with a right hamstring strain.

  • Odorizzi comes back strong as Rays shut out Astros

    Tampa Tribune "Did he really miss five weeks? Jake Odorizzi returned from a longer than anticipated stay on the disabled list because of an oblique strain and started the Tampa Bay Rays on their way to another shutout victory of the season, this one a 3-0 win Saturday against the visiting Houston..." July 12

  • Formula for victory works as Rays top Astros 3-1

    Tampa Tribune "And there was the lead after six innings, and there was Jake McGee on the mound for the seventh, and then Kevin Jepsen and then Brad Boxberger. And there was the formula that eluded the Tampa Bay Rays for the past three weeks, the one that helped carry them to the top of the division not all..." July 11

  • 17d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #Rays Everett Teaford cleared waivers and accepted outright assignment to AAA Durham. Was DFA.

  • 17d
    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays Cash said Souza saw doctor about pinky and they are "hearing good things.'' will have him start activity and ramp it up after break

  • 18d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Dodgers claim RHP Preston Guilmet on waivers from #Rays.

  • Jaso a needed positive for Rays

    Tampa Bay Times "Even with Thursday's 8-3 loss completing a four-game sweep by the Royals and a 1-6 road trip, the Rays had something to be encouraged about as John Jaso made an impressive return to the lineup. Out since bruising his left wrist on opening day, Jaso came back with a vengeance, swinging..." July 10

  • Jarrod Dyson opens game with gem as Royals sweep Rays with 8-3 win

    Kansas City Star "Two batters into the game the Royals had their response to replacing the game’s best defensive outfielder. Jarrod Dyson, sprinting to catch up to Grady Sizemore’s drive, made the over-the-shoulder grab just before hitting the fence. The Rays’ John Jaso, running from first, believed like..." July 10

  • Royals win 9-7 over Rays, Alex Gordon injured

    Royals Review "So, listen, the Royals won. Awesome. Hits happened in sequences such that the Royals scored more runs than the Rays. But let's talk about the real stuff. Alex Gordon was carted off the field with an injury. On a hard-hit line drive by Logan Forsythe to left-center field, Alex Gordon gave..." July 09

  • 20d
    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    1B Casey Gillaspie, #Rays top 2014 pick recently promoted to @StoneCrabs, to miss about 8 weeks with fracture in left hand

  • Moore shouldn’t be counted on as Rays’ savior

    Tampa Tribune "He went 451 days between starts. He underwent Tommy John surgery. And if that doesn’t tame expectations, then you have no concept of what Matt Moore has gone through or a comically overblown idea of what he could bring to the Rays this season. Moore’s second start of this season came Tuesday..." July 08

  • Royals sweep Rays doubleheader with 7-1 victory

    Royals Review "The Royals swept both ends of the day-night doubleheader today, defeating the Rays in the nightcap 7-1. Alcides Escobar had the big hit with a bases-clearing, three-run double, and Alex Gordon continued his remarkable day with a four-hit performance as the Royals picked up their 48th win of the..." July 08

  • 19d
    Tampa Bay Rays @RaysBaseball

    Kevin Cash has announced RHP @JakeOdorizzi will be activated Saturday to start vs. @astros. #RaysUp

  • 21d
    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #Rays place Souza on DL with finger laceration. Jaso active from DL. Guilmet DFA'd

  • 21d
    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    #Rays-Royals rained out. Doubleheader tomorrow 2:10 and 8:10 starts

  • 21d
    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays Souza saw specialist, confirmed no break in pinky, no tendon damage. No DL for now, but could change pending how he feels in few days

  • Tigers claim Marc Krauss off waivers from Rays

    Hardball Talk "In search of help at first base following news that they’ll be without Miguel Cabrera for six weeks, the Tigers have claimed Marc Krauss off waivers from the Rays." July 06

  • Good vibrations all around as Rays snap their seven-game skid

    Tampa Tribune "The sound of David DeJesus playing the cymbals could be heard late Sunday afternoon through the thick walls outside the visitors clubhouse at Yankee Stadium. DeJesus was in rhythm, too, which was no easy trick given how long it had been since he last played a Rays post-victory party. “Once..." July 06

  • University of Toronto engineering students build first knuckleball pitching machine

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey often speaks of submitting to his fickle pitch, embracing its unpredictability and accepting the mystery. He has described the knuckleball as a “metaphor for letting go.” Engineers, by nature, are less inclined to leave such mysteries unsolved. Armed with their pesky math and..." July 06

  • AL and NL Starters for the 2015 All-Star Game announced

    Hardball Talk "The starters for the American and National League teams for the 2015 All-Star Game, hosted at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, were announced tonight on ESPN’s Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show. The starters: National League C: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 1B: Paul..." July 06